School started for my two university-attending sons, and one of them was ordering his books on Amazon from the Marketplace, which is resellers and Amazon partners, selling both new and used. He ordered the books before classes started, expecting to receive them by the end of the first week of school. On Thursday of the first week, one of the vendors sent him email, saying that they didn't have the book after all, and were refunding his money. He was very frustrated because he had an assignment due the following Monday, for which he needed to use that book. I was really shocked that they would have said they had the book, when they really didn't.
But today, I realized it is not all that uncommon. I was checking on Amazon to see if they had put up any pre-order information for my new book. Well, I didn't see any news about my next SQL Server book, but I did see this:
I wrote a book on Oracle 10g and I didn't even know it! I even followed the link to buy new or used copies from resellers, the same kind of link my son followed, and saw this:
So the book is apparently available... a used copy from one reseller and a NEW one from another. I'm tempted to order it and see what I said. Because they say it is IN STOCK....
Or if one of you decides to buy it, let me know how you like it!