I was very pleased to see that Lightning Source was as good as its word in getting the revised text file of the Panasonic Lumix LX5 book reviewed and approved quickly. I received word earier today that it had been approved, and it just needed my approval, which I quickly gave. Now, in a matter of a few days, the book should be back in production and then should start showing up again as “available” on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. I tried to keep it available on Amazon.co.uk myself by selling copies as a third-party seller, and I have sold about 5 copies that way, but I don’t have more copies to sell, and without me selling them the book is listed as “unavailable” on the UK site. I have ordered another shipment of books to be sent to me from Lightning Source, and as soon as I receive those I will list them again on Amazon.co.uk, unless Amazon has started shipping them itself by then.
Today I ended my experiment of selling books on eBay. I sold one book to a gentleman from Argentina who sent me a couple of friendly messages asking about the book before he ended up buying a copy. I shipped it this morning. I took the other copies off of eBay, though, so I would have some to sell on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk. Actually, the cost of shipping the books to the UK and other countries is quite high, and I don’t get fully reimbursed, so I may be losing money on some of these sales, but I believe it’s important to get the book out to those who want to have it, and maybe some of them will post reviews on the Amazon sites that could help sales. Also, I don’t like the idea of there being people who want to read my book, but can’t find a copy.
Soon, I hope to get back to work on the D-Lux 5 book, but I have been busy with other things. I may be able to return to that project during the coming week.