bookdepository have replied and did offer me a replacement copy, but I declined as I do not want to go through the hassle of going to the courier service to send back the book. BUT the main thing is that I don't think I want to wait for the new copy to arrive before I can begin reading the book, the temptation to start reading is too great Also, I have already got the torn pages from Ralph and the Company will be sending me a printed copy of the pages. I think I can live with that.
Because I chose not to get a replacement, the Company has given me a 35% discount for the defect, which they have already refunded into my paypal. So instead of paying USD61, my cost is now USD40 only. So all in all, I applaud the speedy response by them and its customer service .
Ralph, when the entire print run is sold out, will the publisher do a second?
This print run was estimated to last for 18 months. As of today, 61% of WBM Ed2 is already sold. Doing so well in just under a month is amazing and was totally unexpected by the publisher and me. The decision to reprint is entirely up to the publisher, but I assume that they will given the current sales figures. However, their projects also have to follow certain timing plans, and I can't promise if and when this might be.
I just got my copy in the mail a few days ago. I haven't had a chance to read into any of it yet (except that excerpt on unsharp masking that was posted on here on apug some time ago), but it certainly looks fantastic.