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From someone who works at one of the companies involved in publishing our book:


The issue with this book is that the record is locked. What this means is that either Encounter or the publisher has made a sticky change at the accounts to one or more of the data pieces for the book. It is therefore difficult to get other changes to override the sticky change.

What does this mean for the information at online accounts? Unfortunately, the best thing to do in this case is wait. The changes will take place, but it will take some time.

I wonder what the phrase "some time" means. A few days? Weeks? Next year? Meanwhile, it is physically impossible for anyone to order the book.

I have started referring to it as "the book that Amazon does not want you to read."

Don't be surprised if my mood is more sour than usual.


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Arnie writes:

Lol. You know, some sour attitudes breed the extraordinary.

Phil writes:

>"The issue with this book is that the record is locked. What this means is that either Encounter or the publisher has made a sticky change at the accounts to one or more of the data pieces for the book."

I have no idea what any of that means.

geckonomist writes:

Let's hope it's only amazon. Just ordered the book in a real bookshop.

But the e-mail amazon sent me, made me wonder:
what kind of economist would not want to sell his book to willing buyers at the price he demands for it???

Mark writes:

It is unintentional, but Amazon is doing you a favor. Your book is now scarce. I have gone from wanting to read your book to REALLY WANTING to read your book. Your book has made it to the top of my reading list...the second that it arrives from Amazon, I am dropping everything else and reading YOUR book.

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