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Sunday, 18 October 2009

Postal strike

The postal strike planned for Thursday and Friday this coming week will not affect us really, although we will NOT post out anything between Wednesday lunch and Monday next week. Hopefully the backlog will be cleared quite quickly and we will be able to get back to normal very soon. If you want something urgently after Wed lunch let us know - we have a cunning plan!

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Emailed books all received in perfect condition

After the initial teething problems and some recipients not having quite enough mail storage space with their mail providers, we are pleased to say that all this weeks emailed books have been received by our customers, and that they are all in perfect condition. We will continue using this albeit slow and fragmentary service until the new download system is up and running properly. With over 600 items to upload to the server we are not quite sure when this will be, but we will make every effort to get the work done as soon as possible whilst making sure that all the uploaded files are complete and suitably reduced from printing to electronic size.

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

First tranche of electronic copies sent

Today, after getting better and better as we went along, the first lot of volumes in electronic format went out to the buyers. We will be recomposing up all our files so that they can eventually be downloaded. We are applying security to the files and they will not print out at the same quality as we provide in our books, but they will be readable and so useful.
Just as an aside, this method is NOT available to trade customers. Also the service discount does not apply.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

First step on the way to downloading

We have completed Stage 1 of the downloading system, which is not the finished product, but will allow readers to obtain downloads from us without too much hassle.
All you have to do is go to our web site and order the books you want to download. Enter all your details including credit card numbers (our secure server really is!) and instead of an address just put "download" in the address line.
We will then process the order, charge you just 50% of the price of the book, clear payment, and then your file will be sent as an email.
Later on this will be automatic, but for now this means you can start downloading almost immediately - and save on postage as well.
Disregard any mention of postage charges in your acknowledgment email from us.
So, off to the web site ...

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

New download system in preparation

We've been looking carefully at the way we get the books to you, and have decided that we are going to make a lot of our titles available as downloads. This will take a few weeks to get set up, but once it is organised you will be able to download the selected titles (the more important ones) at half the price of the printed versions. If you then decide you want the printed version that will only cost you the other 50% of the price, so you will have the download for off-line reference and the printed book at just the price of the printed book.
What we would like is your comments on this proposed service, and whether it would be of value to you - whether or not you buy the printed book after the electronic version.