At a bookstore the other day, I discovered that several new Steven Brust books have been published since I last thought to look. I had thought Amazon.com was supposed to notify me about this sort of thing, so I went and checked. It turns out that I could find no mention of the email notification service anywhere on the site, although (thanks to Google) links to the signup page still take you to a valid-looking page.
A quick email to Amazon’s customer service confirms that “We have recently discontinued our Alerts service,
and e-mail notifications are no longer being sent.”
This sucks. Does anyone else provide a similar service? A quick search of the online booksellers seems to indicate that no one else has this feature either.