Firstly, congratulations on being "official" now!
I have tried to request an invite, but when I click Submit, the "# of ebooks" box turns yellow and nothing happens. No status messages or anything. I'm assuming that it didn't go through. But perhaps giving the user some feedback would be a good thing. (Also, isn't this number kind of unhelpful overall, anyhow? Except for the people who prolifically spew stuff that isn't worth reading, I would expect the reported number to be at least 25% higher than reality…)
Is there a way to be sure one way or the other, whether or not I successfully requested an invite?
Did you put a number in the number of ebooks box? It's required for the submission to go throuhg.