Friday, October 29, 2010

Amazon Restocks Massive Shelves

Flex 4 Fun is finally, once again, in stock at It's been "Temporarily out of stock" for the past coupjle of weeks for reasons that escape me, but which are probably one of these two possibilities:
  • Amazon is really new at this business of selling books and is still learning how to keep appropriate amounts of inventory on-hand.
  • They lost all the copies they had and had to rewrite the book from scratch, based purely on the cover picture on their website. I hope their version is as gripping as the original.
In any case, you can now order it in peace. At the same time, they bumped the price a bit, to $26.60. This is fantastic news, of course, for two reasons:
  • The book now costs just about a cup of coffee more than it used to on Amazon. This means that you may have to forego that cup when you read it, thus preventing unfortunate spills and mess.
  • Even better, the new price means that the book is just over Amazon's Free Shipping limit here in the U.S. That's probably the thing that a lot of you were waiting for in order to finally purchase it.
So go ahead. It's ready. Now. Go.


polyGeek said...

Really looking forward to reading this. Hope it's in Kindle format soon.

Chet Haase said...

@polyGeek: I figured, given your interest in this side of Flex, you already had it but were looking for another copy for the Kindle.
The publisher is still thinking about it, so no specific plans for the Kindle version. But in the meantime, I think the later Kindles support loading PDF files, so you should be able to get the online version from and put that onto your Kindle.
I should try this with a friend's Kindle to see what the quality is like, but presumably this would get you most of the way toward what you want...