Welcome to the first of the Book Witch Blogs!
Been pondering mailing lists and such for a while now but a) didn’t have anything to report regularly enough, and, b) didn’t want to start something only to find I couldn’t sustain it! A bit further down the road now, particularly with the Events side now in place, so giving this a try and if it works out can use it as the basis for a (monthly) newsletter or similar (or that’s the thought process anyway!)
Thanks to much help from my ever-so-glamorous assistant the website has been flooded with new additions this past week – both “new new” and “new pre-loved” including some very amazing rare and limited editions as part of the ongoing cataloguing process (for more see Special Finds). Brief glitch on day one when we hit some memory issues (the website’s not ours!) but fortunately resolved quite quickly.
June’s workshop will be a re-run of Runes (try saying that ten times fast) and will be on the 15th – as usual you can book online or in the shop, see Events for further info. I’ve been absolutely loving doing them, and looking forward to some of the new topics I’m hoping to cover in the coming months.
I also managed to de-Americanise the website (apologies to Americans, but some of the terminology was driving me crazy) so no more ‘Cart’ and ‘Newness’ nonsense, it should be Baskets and Date Added all round now!
Another new addition is ‘Book Prescriptions’ – more designed for ‘distance customers’ since (hopefully) anyone who pops in the shop knows they can always have a blether about suggestions and recommendations, but this gives everyone the opportunity the chance to fill in a wee form to do the same (or even just for days like this when it’s chucking it down and you don’t want to venture forth…)
Seems like most of the past week involved minor skirmishes with the website – I think it largely came out a draw but time will tell whether it’s all working properly and it might take me a while to get it as ‘pretty’ as I would like (if any WP gurus want to volunteer their help I’d be more than willing to accept, done a not-bad job at bodging through myself so far but know my limitations!)