Thursday, July 29, 2010
Lumix LX3 Book is Available on Amazon
A few days ago the print-on-demand paperback edition of my new book, Photographer's Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX3, started showing up as available on Amazon.com. They have it listed at $24.95, the full retail price. The price may be keeping people from buying it; I believe it has sold about one copy in the five or so days it has been available; as of a few minutes ago its sales rank had dropped into the 800,000 range, which is not too good. I have listed a copy on Amazon as a 3d-party seller for $19.95, and it hasn't sold either. Oh, well -- the camera's replacement (the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5) has been announced, which must be a factor. Ironically, though, the Leica D-Lux 4 camera seems to have been officially discontinued, though the book about the D-Lux 4 is continuing to sell fairly well. Neither book has sold any PDFs lately, though. I have a web designer working on re-designing my home-made site, but the point of that exercise is fading, because no one is buying the books! Maybe the redesigned site will help. I'll try to post another update in a few days.