Saul Leiter: Early Color is once again available new on Amazon this morning, for$40.95. Last time it remained available for only a matter of hours.
I really have no idea what's causing the on-again, off-again availability of this book. Whether it's some real circumstance or whether the publisher is playing games with us, I have no clue. I'm just dutifully passing the news along.
UPDATE: Well, it's gone again, as of 2:45 p.m., although there seem to be copies a-plenty available from third-party suppliers (at the link)—for the time being, anyway. I suppose what may be happening is that speculators buy up large numbers as soon as new copies become available, keeping the supply low and the price high. I don't know why the publisher wouldn't just print more, but maybe they're afraid of saturating the market and getting stuck with large numbers of copies. I'm curious enough that I might try to do a little investigating as to what's going on with this.
Featured Comment by Gabriele Harhoff: "I don't have a clue how this happens either. But to answer an earlier question: I compared Early Color and the self-titled book. Yes, they do share some pictures, but Early Color has so much more to offer that I am really glad I got it. Of course this is a personal decision but I find Early Color so beautiful that I'm happy to own both books. If I had to choose only one I would opt for Early Color."