Dear member 29,338,
I cannot be sure how long you may have observed LL forums prior to joining.
LL forums are highly respected contributions to the global conversation on photography.
Many contributors, and none more so than Mark Segal , give much of their valuable time to assist their fellow image makers. Generally they follow understood conventions of rhetoric. Alain Briot , who has a PhD in this area , might correct me on this , if I am in error.
As I see it the value of conversation is that new knowledge is derived from the the mutivalencies of thought patterns. That is, in this case, that a thread announcing a book that many members will want to read, has been difficult to obtain, and that efforts are being made to ascertain the reasons for this and to take corrective action. The solution to a specific problem often has wider implications. For better or worse , many members , throughout the world , purchase books from Amazon. It is very possible that solving this problem may facilitate an increased level of service to all.
Mark's always well reasoned and generous comments , are greatly appreciated .
His restrained and reply indicates the level of etiquette most of us wish maintained.
I note that Jeff Shewe, who started this thread and who co-authored the book has made considerable effort to act in the direction of the thread , which is, in any case, about supply , not content.