Well, yesterday I missed out and never got around to posting a new entry here. It just got too late with everything going on. I won’t try to mention all that’s happening, but I’ll just give a brief update.
Leica posted the firmware update to the D-Lux 4 camera on the U.S. web site on December 11, but a day or two later it disappeared. The only explanation I have seen was a brief message by a member of the dpreview.com Leica discussion forum saying that there were technical concerns with bracketing and the French language. That’s too bad; I updated my camera and it was working fine as far as I could tell. The update provides some excellent enhancements to the camera, but we’ll have to wait a while for it to be fixed and released again.
We’re printing books again now, though I had to make a quick trip to OfficeMax this evening for more Brother toner cartridges. Yesterday I started to order some on Amazon.com, but I left them in my virtual shopping cart, and never finished the order. Oh, well. Things were busy yesterday.
Orders have slowed down a bit. Yesterday I took 18 books to the post office, representing the orders from Saturday and Sunday. Today I took 8. As of now, at 10:50 Tuesday night, we have 9 books to ship tomorrow, all to buyers in the U.S., which is unusual. I had stopped the Google AdWords campaign for several days, and that may have had the effect of slowing down international orders. Anyway, this evening I started it back up again, and we’ll see if orders pick up.
I guess some people are ordering for the holidays, and they may think it’s too late to get books shipped in time. Actually, I ship the next business day if I receive the order by about 11:00 p.m. Eastern time, so there is still time if anyone wants a book before Christmas.
The last two black-and-white copies of the book that were available from me on Amazon Marketplace just sold, and I’m not going to put any more of them on sale there, at least not right away, because we’re only printing color books right now, and with only one printer operating, we can’t print both kinds at the same time.
Yesterday I submitted a revised cover file to Lightning Source after they e-mailed me to say the first file had technical problems. I’m hoping I got it right the second time.