The Sixth Day of Christmas

This is your sixth opportunity to win one of our twelve Christmas giveaways. Just reply to this post with your first name, e-mail address, the title of the current Manifold Press book you’d like to win, and your preferred format* – all replies are screened; we’ll select a winner at random at 20.00 on 31 December (UK time).

As before you can enter once per day for as many days as you like, but nobody is allowed to win more than twice.

This is a great chance to experiment with a book or an author you haven’t yet tried, or to complete the backlist of a favourite; whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something that will appeal to you – so what have you got to lose? Come on in and join us – the more, the merrier!

[*We’re very sorry, but paperback editions are not included; electronic formats only!]

The Fifth Day of Christmas

This is your fifth opportunity to win one of our twelve Christmas giveaways. Just reply to this post with your first name, e-mail address, the title of the current Manifold Press book you’d like to win, and your preferred format* – all replies are screened; we’ll select a winner at random at 20.00 on 30 December (UK time).

As before you can enter once per day for as many days as you like, but nobody is allowed to win more than twice.

This is a great chance to experiment with a book or an author you haven’t yet tried, or to complete the backlist of a favourite; whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something that will appeal to you – so what have you got to lose? Come on in and join us – the more, the merrier!

[*We’re very sorry, but paperback editions are not included; electronic formats only!]

The Fourth Day of Christmas

This is your fourth opportunity to win one of our twelve Christmas giveaways. Just reply to this post with your first name, e-mail address, the title of the current Manifold Press book you’d like to win, and your preferred format* – all replies are screened; we’ll select a winner at random at 20.00 on 29 December (UK time).

As before you can enter once per day for as many days as you like, but nobody is allowed to win more than twice.

This is a great chance to experiment with a book or an author you haven’t yet tried, or to complete the backlist of a favourite; whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something that will appeal to you – so what have you got to lose? Come on in and join us – the more, the merrier!

[*We’re very sorry, but paperback editions are not included; electronic formats only!]

The Third Day of Christmas

This is your third opportunity to win one of our twelve Christmas giveaways. Just reply to this post with your first name, e-mail address, the title of the current Manifold Press book you’d like to win, and your preferred format* – all replies are screened; we’ll select a winner at random at 20.00 on 28 December (UK time).

As before you can enter once per day for as many days as you like, but nobody is allowed to win more than twice.

This is a great chance to experiment with a book or an author you haven’t yet tried, or to complete the backlist of a favourite; whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something that will appeal to you – so what have you got to lose? Come on in and join us – the more, the merrier!

[*We’re very sorry, but paperback editions are not included; electronic formats only!]

The Second Day of Christmas

And we’d like to start by thanking everyone who included seasonal wishes with their draw entries. We’re having a lovely break, and we hope you are too!

This is your second opportunity to win one of our twelve Christmas giveaways. Just reply to this post with your first name, e-mail address, the title of the current Manifold Press book you’d like to win, and your preferred format – all replies are screened; we’ll select a winner at random at 20.00 on 27 December (UK time).

As before you can enter once per day for as many days as you like, but nobody is allowed to win more than twice.

This is a great chance to experiment with a book or an author you haven’t yet tried, or to complete the backlist of a favourite; whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something that will appeal to you – so what have you got to lose? Come on in and join us – the more, the merrier!

The First Day of Christmas

Merry Christmas, everyone!

This is your first opportunity to win one of our twelve Christmas giveaways. Just reply to this post with your first name, e-mail address, the title of the current Manifold Press book you’d like to win, and your preferred format – all replies are screened; we’ll select a winner at random at 20.00 on 26 December (UK time).

You can enter once per day for as many days as you like, but nobody is allowed to win more than twice.

This is a great chance to experiment with a book or an author you haven’t yet tried, or to complete the backlist of a favourite; whatever your tastes, we’re sure to have something that will appeal to you – so what have you got to lose? Come on in and join us – the more, the merrier!

“The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year”

Christmas 2013

Merry everything, dear readers – and thank you for your continued support and encouragement, which we value highly!

We’re working away steadily on two new titles for publication on 1 February, details of which will be announced on 1 January as usual, but in the meantime we’ve got a small festive treat lined up for you. Starting on 26 December and for 12 days thereafter we’ll be giving away one free book per day; the rules are simple – we’ll ask you to send us your e-mail address and choice of one of our present titles and preferred format in a screened reply, and at 8 p.m. each day (UK time) we’ll draw a winner at random. You may enter once per day for as many days as you like, but anybody who wins twice will be disqualified thereafter. This giveaway is only here on LiveJournal, not on our associated blog.

So please come on in and join us; it’s a great chance to experiment with a new Manifold Press title or author, or to complete the backlist of one of your favourites!

And to everyone who is celebrating at this time of year – and also to everyone who isn’t – we send the warmest wishes and appreciation of everyone here at Manifold Press; this wouldn’t be at all worth doing without you, and we’re very glad to have you along for the ride!

Year Two Week Thirty-Six

Well, our Christmas Sale is now officially over and to be perfectly honest it was a bit of a damp squib from our point of view; we probably didn’t sell any more books than we would have sold anyway, and given the limitations of our online shop software – you can’t input an across-the-board price reduction but have to change each item separately – the amount of work involved in setting it up (and then in changing everything back again afterwards) was unfortunately not reflected in the results. In future, therefore, any price reductions we make will be permanent ones – although we’re not planning any at the moment.

There was no overall leading title this week; we sold a wonderfully diverse range of books instead. The average response time was seven hours 42 minutes, once again because the majority of orders came in from the USA at a time when we were not awake.

The two books for 1 February publication are all wrapped up and ready to go, and we’ve been spending time working on one of the books for 1 May. Looking further ahead, we haven’t made any definite decisions yet about 1 August, but there are several fascinating projects in contention; it all depends on how much progress the various authors are able to make over the next few months – watch this space for further details as we get them!

Week 34 update

Average response time this week was seventeen hours and five minutes. This was due to a query arising on an order which delayed the possibility of completing it. I e-mailed the customer to ask for clarification, and when it was not received I went ahead and sent her what she’d asked for anyway.  Sometimes you just have to go with the flow!

However, it isn’t just ‘Saturday’ today as you will probably have noticed already, so from all of us here at Manifold Press:

SEASON’S GREETINGS
AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

We look forward to seeing you all again in 2011.