2017 Publisher News: September

Hi all!

Thank you so much for your patience recently for our quietness:)

Most of you will be aware that the Writers Exchange website got hacked in July. Since then we have had to change hosting to a dedicated server and totally start from scratch with a new website! (http://69.30.214.42) which looks totally different from the old site, and the colour scheme of this blog.

Things did not go smoothly:)

As of today I have nearly added 200 of our 470+ books into the new site, and only today did the techs get the admin section of the blog working, so I could do blog posts!

All of August was just fixing stuff and putting our old books back in, but September so far, has included two new book releases that I couldn’t do a release notification for!

If you will bear with me I will send out the notifications for those books after I do this post, so you will get three posts straight after each other. Also, I am hoping to release the third book for this month this afternoon, so you will get another notice then as well!

The hacking made us think about a few things, so our business practice has changed slightly as well:

  1. We are now selling direct from Amazon only – so all the book pages take you to Amazon to actually buy the book. We did this because the hackers just wouldn’t stop, but with only a catalogue online there isn’t much they can do.
  2. Our new books at Amazon will now have DRM security. This was because we were very disappointed to find nearly all of our books pirated on file sharing sites. A few thieves ruin it for everyone 🙁
  3. So our new site has all our books, easy for you to find, plus new things. We have a “universe” page to give you heaps of info on the various universes our authors have made, and there will be author interviews and other things that Amazon cannot provide:)

So again, thank you all for your patience as we make these changes. I hope you check out the new site and let me know what you think.

Regards,

Sandy

2 thoughts on “2017 Publisher News: September

  1. Dr Bob Rich September 14, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    No, Sandy, I didn’t know about the hack. My commiserations.