R.F.G. Cameron a.k.a. Sphinx
My work can be found at:
You are engaged in print on demand publishing so Amazon does
not buy a lot of stock in. They print a book when a customer orders one. What
you saw with the book being temporarily unavailable is the usual pattern for a
One thing you are correct about is that Amazon is very
important when it comes to book sales.
I am surprised to see one listed so fast. But due to this being POD, and often with very low sales, one knows that many of the 3rd party sellers who claim to carry stock, don't. Same with ones claiming to have 'Used' books, and I will not even mention the 3rd parties upping the price by 500%!
Amazon own Createspace, another self-publishing site, but I do believe that any POD book, such as one published here, ordered via Amazon, is printed by Createspace. No stock is held. Although one can never be sure with Amazon! But if they do print any for stock, they should automatically pay us for them.