Darnit Amazon – First Edition vs. Second Edition

December 26th, 2008 | by Jason Alba |

Okay, here’s my first problem with the LinkedIn book and the two editions:

I *just* bought your book (“I’m On Linked In, Now What?“) from Amazon and received it a few days ago. However, I found out that there is a 2nd edition, but Amazon sent me the 1st edition.


My publisher responds:

I’m wondering if he purchased a “used” copy or a “new” copy offered by an Amazon reseller. Only new copies purchased directly from Amazon, vs. an Amazon reseller selling a “used” or “new” version, will be the proper second edition. Unfortunately, Amazon makes purchasing “new” and “used” copies from Amazon resellers seemless and transparent from their inventory.

Darnit! If this happens to you not sure what you choose to do, but remember, if you get the first edition of the LinkedIn book you can simply contact me to get the second edition in ebook.

  1. One Response to “Darnit Amazon – First Edition vs. Second Edition”

  2. By Sophie Lagacé on Dec 26, 2008 | Reply

    It’s a pervasive problem with Amazon. I’ve encountered it when ordering other books, even when I very explicitly said “2nd ed., not first.” Very annoying for all concerned.

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