First of all, apologies for the silence of the last week, but we’ve been busy, busy, busy at NRP getting ready to kick off our second year in business. When you visit our homepage, you’ll see some subtle and some not so subtle changes to the site. One of the subtle changes is that you can now navigate directly here from the website instead of jumping through hoops to get here. You’ll also see a less cluttered menu and homepage. Our submission guidelines have been updated as has our links page.
But what we are most proud of is our new storefront. We’d wanted to update the store for several months. However, I’ll be honest. We hadn’t planned on doing it quite this soon. Unfortunately, when we migrated the site to a new server, the store links were broken and we decided it was the perfect time to make the changes we wanted.
What does this mean for you, our valued customers? It means a cleaner, easier to navigate site. You can go straight to new titles for the month. You can go to an author’s page and see everything he’s written for us. You can see our specials and freebie and, coming later this week, you’ll be able to view our upcoming titles.
This new storefront operates a bit differently from our previous store. You’ll receive an email notice confirming your purchase and directing your back to your account page. From there, you will see a link for downloads. When you click it, you will see each of the titles you’ve purchased, the download links for those titles as well as the number of downloads remaining.
For those of you who have already purchased titles from us, never fear. We are in the process of inputting your account information and linking the titles to your accounts. You should be receiving an email sometime during the next week to ten days with the information for your new account. Once you receive it, you can update your account information, change your passwords, etc.
Now for the really fun part. For the next month, we will be offering free titles as well as placing others on sale. There may even be a contest or two. To start things off, we’re offering our very first titles for free. You can find them here.
Check back on Monday for more about the plans for our second year. In the meantime, I’m going to go sit on the back porch and enjoy the fact that it is in the 70s and raining — both of which have been non-existent in Texas for far too long.