I’m not sure if there’ a better way to reply to comments; if there is, someone please let me know. Anyway, I do appreciate all the comments I have received so far.
In response to K2, I’m glad you’re interested in the Leica D-Lux 5 book. I’m trying to work on it when I can, between other projects. As you saw from yesterday’s pictures, I am making some progress, and I’m encouraged by your comment, so I’ll press forward as soon as I can.
In response to Esa, I feel badly that Amazon.de is quoting such a long time to get the book. I don’t think it should take that long, but the process of getting a new book distributed takes a while to settle down. I don’t know if you would want to order from Amazon.co.uk instead and cancel the other order; the UK site now has a third-party seller who is selling the book for a reasonable price, and will deliver within a week or so, at least within the UK. The book has actually started selling in the UK, and on Amazon.de also; you can tell it has some sales because it now has a sales rank on both of those sites.
Speaking of Amazon, I’m still wondering why Amazon in the U.S. has not activated the “Search-Inside-the-Book” feature, for which I submitted the files more than a week ago. Hopefully that will happen soon, but I have not heard back from them since I e-mailed to ask them if there is a problem.