Dear Mr Freer,
I wish to report that your book, The Dragon's Ring is apparently very popular in adjacent parallel dimensions. The inhabitants seem to be of the habit of borrowing copies from our own dimension by slipping the books sideways into their own dimensions.* This may explain the absence of copies from the shelves of bookstores.
Anyway, on to ordering copy #3 so I can find out what happens. [And no, I shall refrain from ordering an electronic version because I have no wish for my computer to travel sideways as well.]
[edited to add]
Dear Alternate Dimensional Fisherbeings of Literature,
Thankyou for replacing my copy of Dragon's Ring in a location where I could find it again, cleverly making it seem that I was simply overtired and had left it in a different location after my doctor's appointment** today.
Your plan failed though.
I am reasonably sure that the story does not begin with...
I shall be expecting you to correct this matter at your earliest convenience.
* Considering Hite's Law, the inhabitants of this parallel universe can be identified by the Zepplins in the sky. Considering that the TV Tropes Law states that the Nazi inhabitants of a parallel dimension have invariably won World War 2, this is quite believable.
** No more gold for me (just medicine that costs more than it's weight and volume in gold). Hopefully that means I get to keep my kidneys for a little while longer.
*** We also demand the return of all the capitals, although, on consideration, if you feel like improving relations with our world you can keep Canberra, Washington, Luxembourg, and Brussels. I demand the return of Nuku'alofa, as it has been very useful in very many quiz nights and the quiz night writing industry would be blighted without it.