Thursday, 4 May 2017

Computer Problems



I apologise for the lack of updates here and on Facebook, but we've been having computer problems, which have resulted in me trying to run the Diplomatist Empire from a smart phone.

Rest assured that we've been receiving e-mails and able to process orders.  It has, however,  meant that we've not added any new stock to the various selling platforms.  On the bright side, new stock has been piling up, so when the problems have been solved (which may or may not be now) there will be lots of goodies to add.

Feel free to e-mail with any questions you have...

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.