Saturday, 25 March 2017

Possible Voucher Scheme



One of the pleasing aspects I've discovered since setting up Diplomatist Books is dealing with return customers.  It's gratifying to know that, having spent money with us, people are satisfied enough to come back!

I've therefore been giving some thought to how to reward such customers and how to entice more. I've come up with two possible voucher schemes.
  1. Payment in advance -  (say) £50.00 for Premium Membership which gives you a spending power of £65.00 (which lasts for a year).  This could be set at different rates - Bronze, Silver and Gold.
  2. A postage scheme - a payment of (say) £25.00 entitles a UK customer to free postage for a year.
By pure co-incidence both schemes, if successful, would result an injection of capital to invest in more stock and other enlargement...

What do you think?  Have you any other suggestions?  Do let me know by taking part in the poll (completely free of any commitment to take part in any scheme!).

Friday, 24 March 2017

Books to the Arctic

Many of my readers will be familiar with the Little Library movement, which aims to inspire a love of reading, build community, and spark creativity by fostering neighborhood book exchanges around the world.

This, of course, is a Good Thing.




There may be a little library, book exchange, or literacy scheme in your area and , if so, I urge you to support it, but a plea on Facebook from the Far North has caught my eye.   It seems that the free library at Pond Inlet struggles to get books because they're an isolated fly-in only community.

Their address is

Sherry Lynn Earl
Box 309
Pond Inlet, Nunavut
X0A 0S0
Canada

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

20 Years of Slaying!


Amazingly, 10 March 2017 marks the twentieth anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer*

Yes, I know the film came out in 1992, but I'm talking about the TV series here.

 So, whether your a fully-fledged Scooby, a Watcher, or even The Zeppo, how can you celebrate this?  By buying a book of course!

And we just happen to have some Buffy goodies to hand....



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

World Book Day 2017 - Flash Sale



World Book Day 2017 take place tomorrow, 2 March.  It's not just for kids, and to celebrate we are having a flash sale!

All orders placed to us direct (ie, not through AbeBooks, Amazon or BiblioDirect) between now and midnight (GMT) on Thursday will receive a 20% discount (not including postage)

Don't know how to contact us?  See here.



Friday, 30 December 2016

Open Again!



Just a quick post to let you know that we're back from our Christmas holiday and are now open for business.  I hope you all had a good holiday - especially if you received a present of a book from us!

I should be adding new stock tomorrow (anyone fancy reading about the Royal Marines in the Napoleonic Wars?), so keep an eye on FaceBook for updates.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Christmas 2016



Just a head's-up that Diplomatist Books will close for Christmas on 19 December for about a week (it depends...)

We hope you all enjoy the holidays (of whichever flavour you celebrate)!

Edwin, Sarah and the Dogges

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

New Wargaming Stock


We taken the opportunity of a recent restock to expand our range of titles published by the History of Wargames Project.  

These include studies of wargaming in the C19th and early C20th; classic texts by authors such as Donald Fetherstone, Phil Dunn and Stuart Asquith; and professional wargaming during the Cold War.

For more details of these and other titles, see our Modelling and Wargaming section.