Saturday, 30 July 2011

Year Two Week Thirteen

First of all, we'd like to thank everyone who has wished us well with this blog and those who have 'followed' us already.  (It's very brave of you, since we don't actually know where we're going!)

We'd also like to wish our good friends at Rainbow Ebooks a Happy First Birthday: we hadn't realised they were celebrating or we'd have said something sooner!  We're very happy about our link with them, we like the way they do business, and it feels to us like a match made in Heaven!

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Since sales from the website have been a bit sluggish lately we've had plenty of time to crunch numbers, and this is what we've come up with so far:

For the first quarter of Year Two our best-selling titles direct from the website were -

1=  The Definitive Albert J. Sterne by Julie Bozza
1=  Stage Whispers by Adam Fitzroy
3.  Fool's Oath by Chris Quinton

However if we include sales through Rainbow as well the picture is very slightly different -

1.  The Definitive Albert J. Sterne by Julie Bozza
2.  Stage Whispers by Adam Fitzroy
3.  Dear Mister President by Adam Fitzroy

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Average response time for the first quarter of the present year was 2 hours 26 minutes.

Thursday, 28 July 2011

Welcome to the new Manifold Press blog!

In view of the recent difficulties with LiveJournal - extended DDoS attacks and Cyrillic comments, amongst others - it seemed sensible to organise some sort of back-up facility.  As we've said in so many contexts before, we're constantly on a learning curve with Manifold Press, and this is just another new thing to learn (but we like what we've seen so far).  In fact we are seriously considering transferring operations over here permanently and producing our weekly update here rather than on LiveJournal, although we'll run the two in tandem for the time being and see how that goes.  However, the chances are that there will be many more DDoS attacks in LJ's future and we think it might be more convenient not to be around when they occur.