By Christina Brashear On Jan 16 2011, 12:18 am
A new look, a new logo, a new site with great new features to make your online shopping experience smooth and fun.
Samhain has been growing strong for 5 years now, and you, our customers, made it all possible. This site was designed for you. We want your experience shopping for Samhain’s titles to be the best possible, and for you to enjoy socializing with our authors and staff through the social media of blog posts, Twitter and Facebook. Now, on to what we have waiting for you…
There are so many enhancements, I’m having trouble remembering them all to write about them. I’ll try to hit the highlights…
New Discount! – Samhain is offering all new titles at 30% off the list price the first seven days they are available. And…
Coming Soon Goes On Sale! – Holy Cow! You can pre-order books! When a book is 30 days from its publication date, you’ll be able to pre-order the book and have it waiting for you when it’s released! Not only can you buy it early, you’ll be able to get it for the discounted price of a New Release. And…
A Series Page! – Now you can view a series collection and see all the titles associated with it.
New Top Navigation Menu
Home is where the heart is, and in this case, it is the main page of Samhain. Clicking our cool new logo will get you there too.
There are drop-down menus to help you jump to the section you are most interested in. From the Store menu you can get quickly to New Release, Coming Soon, Series, Reviews, Gift Certificates and FAQs that answer common questions. Of course, you can just click on Store to get into the store.
Authors are so popular, we thought they deserved their own button. We know you have your favorites; now you can get to them faster!
Want to know more about our editorial staff? Click on Editors’ Corner and read their bios. A coming enhancement will be a blog section dedicated to the wise information they impart in articles.
Submissions menu features an FAQ of its own, as well as Special Calls for submissions. If you’re an author interested in learning more about writing for Samhain, click on Submissions or any one of the drop-down menus for more information.
Join in the fun! The News is where to find out about all the happenings around the world. Learn where authors are appearing, Internet events in which to participate, and conferences Samhain staff will be attending. We’d love to meet virtually or in person.
We’ve been working very hard to iron out all the possible kinks that could diminish your experience, but if you do have trouble, don’t hesitate to contact support. There are new methods of contacting us via forms at the bottom of the page. Customer Service would be a great place to start.
Over the coming months, you’ll see more and more enhancements added, and we hope you enjoy them. I’ll be sure to keep you posted when something you like gets applied to the website. We want to keep making things better for you!
Happy shopping, everyone! Enjoy!
Cris Brashear, Publisher