I have just returned from New York City and the AES Convention today. Bjørn and I gave a presentation called "Compression Driver DNA - Origin and Seeds of Progress" on Friday which was well received. It summarized some pre-history and history of the W.E. 555 and 594 drivers and presented some previously unseen documents from experimental work on these devices at the Bell Telephone Labs. We did two book signings (Wednesday and Friday afternoons) which attracted quite a few interesting people, many of them very excited about the book - and we sold the first 33 copies of the book at the Convention. We also anticipate two or three published reviews to result from this trip.
Certainly many of you will want to know what happens with the Amazon launch which was scheduled to be on the 15th of October. We are truly sorry to admit we did not quite make it to the 15th, because of Amazon logistics. They would simply not accept the delivery of our pallets of books until a scheduled time on the 28th of October. As the book is "self published" by first time book authors some such unexpected issues turn out to be inevitable.
It therefore looks like the sale on www.amazon.co.uk will not begin until the very end of October.
Meanwhile, we have been approached by a UK based speaker related web shop, Lean Business Audio, that also wants to sell our book. We are about to make arrangements for this, but it's doubtful that the book will be available for sale there much earlier than on amazon. Updates on this will follow once we know more.