In addition to the previous update which enabled Apple Pay, SSL has now been turned on across the site. This means that all your browsing on the Armada Wars web site is secured by design.
The home page has been streamlined to make it easier to focus on what matters to most visitors. The Chronology page has been moved from the Universe section to the Books section.
Just a reminder that a new Audiobook status page was added, which will keep you abreast of which novels are available on Audible and iTunes, and which one is coming next.
Those of you who picked up a business card at either Sci-Feb or Comic Con in 2017 have a special coupon code in your hand.
The offer this code gives has been updated today: get a whopping 50% off the excellent A1-sized poster for Steal from the Devil.
Those of you who keep a close eye on this news blog, the old site, and the social media channels will know that piracy — fake or otherwise — is a constant annoyance.
Two days ago an opening salvo was fired at 53 web sites and servers, all purporting to offer free copies of the Armada Wars eBooks. As of this morning, 42 of those offers are now either returning Error 404, or the pages have been permanently delisted by Google (which will go hand-in-hand with a big dip in search score for that site).
The roadmap for The Great War of the Shaeld has now been updated to include the covers of From Shattered Stars and the two omnibus editions, as well as the placeholder for Whom Gods Shall Fear.
You can now support Armada Wars through Patreon. Patreon allows creators to give tiered rewards to the fans who offer their support through that platform.
Go to the RCV Patreon Page to find out more!
Encountered a term in an Armada Wars book and not sure what it means? Fear not. The brand new Glossary was added to the Universe section today.
The glossary is not yet exhaustive, but it does come quite close. It will of course continue to grow as new volumes are released in the Armadaverse, because every new book means new strange things with strange names.
In the same way that Limewire and other services used to be full of fake files, back in the days when broadband and peer-to-peer sharing first appeared, the modern web is full of honeypots which are intended to excite you, seduce you, and then exploit you.
This happens because pirates are not fun. Viewed from any angle, they are c**ts.
Here is the cultural idea of a fun pirate.
He does look fun, doesn't he? He sails the high seas looking for adventure, for no particular reason, and his income is derived from the chance discovery of gold doubloons which were left laying about the place in wooden chests, presumably by his forebears.
At some point he probably helped some unstuck-in-time children to find their lost dog Max.
He's a terrific guy. Shame he's an utter fiction.
Read on to find out more.
A while ago there was a poll regarding the redesign of the front covers, and it was very helpful to hear your views.
This poll is along the same lines, only it's for posters. The posters are currently available as artwork only, or with title text (i.e. just like the front covers). I'm considering either changing the design with text, or adding a new poster into the line-up.
So take a look at the three styles below (Style C is of course the proposed one), then please do spend fifteen seconds giving feedback. It really does help!
To make stock-keeping simpler and the accounts easier to work out, book signing is now a flat rate of £4 per copy.
Books in the store which previously offered 'signed' or 'unsigned' as an option no longer do, they're just the plain paperbacks. Signing is now an 'item' in its own right.
To get books signed you just add one signing item per book. If you're buying several books but don't want them all signed, you can put instructions in the 'notes to seller' field at the checkout (have faith: this box appears when you return from PayPal). Just say which books are to be signed and which are not.
The signing item now comes up as the first 'related product' on every book page, so it's easy to see.
If you're a regular visitor to the site you probably noticed these changes sneaking in over the past two weeks. If not, here they all are: