Things are starting to improve for sales of the new Panasonic Lumix LX5 book. So far today, up to early evening, it has sold 14 copies in PDF format, to buyers from Singapore, Malaysia, Denmark, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia, in addition to several from the United States. Also, today for the first time the book’s listing at Amazon.com is reachable through a search — in other words, if I go to Amazon.com and type “Lumix LX5” in the search box, this book shows up. Before today, you had to use the special link to the product number that I posted here and on my web site at www.whiteknightpress.com. The book has had one review so far, and I hope it will get some more in the near future.
I have had one or two really nice comments on the book so far, and I really appreciate that. It is a very good feeling to know that at least some readers are finding the book to be useful, and to help them figure out how to get the best results from the camera. I will say that I have used many different digital cameras, and I usually had problems following the instructions that come with them. Although those instructions probably have all or most of the technical information about using the camera, they really are not written in a way that lets you understand how to take pictures in the most useful way, unless you have had previous experience with similar cameras or are generally quite knowledgeable about photography and/or technology.
Now that the book is more easily accessible on Amazon, it has started to sell somewhat in the paperback version. The only way to tell how it’s doing is to check its sales rank on Amazon, which was 4,550 just now. That probably doesn’t sound great, but it’s actually pretty good, at least by my standards. I have another book on Amazon that is ranked below the one million mark!