The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook. Another one that's on my radar but that I haven't seen yet. I'm a little unclear on the availability of this title: Amazon lists the publication date as October 28th—that's next Thursday—but says the book's in stock now. My idle guess is that if you order it sometime soon you'll probably get it sometime soon. You're welcome for the precise reporting.
In any event, Juergen and Uwe's previous book, 2008's Fine Art Printing for Photographers: Exhibition Quality Prints with Inkjet Printers, was very popular with TOP readers, although I can no longer look up the sales numbers. This new title from the same team might have similar appeal.
A minor incidence
By the way, I saw an actual printed copy of the William Albert Allard book at the bookstore yesterday—previously I'd just seen the whole-book PDF from the publisher—and it's beautiful; the reproduction is first rate. In the "cons" column, a disappointing number of images (although by no means all) are run across the gutter, an infernal practice unfortunately much beloved of book designers. What the heck, I guess a lot of the images also got gutter-chopped in the magazine in the first place. Allard's pictures are, for the most part, simple enough to withstand the abuse fairly well. I don't think the mild incidence of Gutter Disease will detract much from peoples' enjoyment; the repro has such presence and depth. Quite pleasing.
As an aside, all three of my local bookstores (two new, one used) have recently compressed their photo-book displays from two bookcases to one. Probably due to vultures like moi who sell so many books over the internet. [Existential sigh.]
The same bookstore where I saw Five Decades had a copy of Street Photography Now, but the single copy was shrink-wrapped and the store was apparently entirely unstaffed, because I couldn't locate a soul capable of giving me permission to gnash it open. So I still haven't seen it. Life is a quest.
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ADDENDUM: To answer a question about jargon asked in the comments: the gutter is the seam created by the binding. In a book or magazine, a "page" is one side of a single leaf; a "spread" is two facing pages. The gutter is where the two pages in a spread meet. It originally referred to the column of white space between text blocks created by the inner margins in a book of text.
Another jargon term you might encounter is "double-truck," which usually refers to a picture that covers all or most of both halves of a spread. A double-truck photo by definition runs across the gutter.
For more, see this link under the subhead "Page Spread."
A further term that might mean something different than you think it means is "sheet," which in printing means the whole larger sheet of paper which is printed all at once and then folded down and trimmed to make the book or magazine's individual leaves. That's the source of the curious Latinate words you see such as "octavo" and "quarto" which purportedly describe the size of a book: in Olden Times, printing press sheets were more or less of similar size, so the size of your finished book depended on how many time you folded the sheets. An octavo, for instance, was one sheet on which 16 pages were printed, folded three times to make eight (in Latin, "octo") leaves. The finished, folded and trimmed sheet was referred to as a "gathering."
(This is all part of a subject still somewhat near and dear to my heart; when I was young I was all set to commence a career as a bookbinder when I was stymied by Ronald Reagan.)