We have just offered a free book to the person who placed our 500th order - who, by a bizarre coincidence, also bought the 1000th book we sold, earlier in the year. We were slightly brain-boggled by this, and then it occurred to us that when you have loyal customers this sort of thing is far more likely to happen than not, so we decided that this was probably a good moment to send another shout-out to those customers - you know who you are - who come back to us over and over again. It's always lovely to see new names on the order list, but when the same names come back time after time it makes us even more certain that we must be getting something right; therefore, we'd like to be certain that you know now - and will remember - how much we value our repeat customers and how glad we are to have you around. Whatever it is we're doing that you like, we hope to keep on doing it for the foreseeable future ... and to be marking quite a few more of these modest milestones along the way.
Thank you again, for all your loyal support; without you, this wouldn't be half as much fun as it is!