The economy has taken a huge bite out of Apex Publications. Starting with Bear Stearns dying, you can see an immediate drop in our revenue (September/October/November/December). December has been the worst with a drop of 75% in revenue compared to the August numbers.
The recession hit at the worst time possible. I literally have spent every penny in the coffers doing things like: reimbursing old lifetime subscribers (and yes, there are a couple of you still waiting on money), paying back the Apex Digest printer $12,000 (done, huzzah!), reprinting and reshipping stolen copies of I REMEMBER THE FUTURE (goodbye $600), replacing almost 90 USPS damaged ORGY OF SOULS hardcovers to Horror-Mall (goodbye $2000). I’m not asking for pity. This stuff happens to good people and bad. But stuff happening with the downturn in the economy has the Apex bank account crying for mercy.
What this means is that Apex Publications needs an influx of revenue. Quick.
What this means is that if you’ve ever thought of buying an Apex book, now would be a damn good time to do so.
The most effective, easiest and most fun way to pump some blood into Apex is to buy a book directly from our store. You get damn fine literature (and free media shipping if your order is $25 or more (applies to US orders only)).
If you’re strapped of cash, then blog about our books or authors and try to coerce people into giving us a try.
I figure we need about $2500 in revenue over the next two weeks.
We’re taking pre-orders on The Convent of the Pure by Sara M. Harvey, Open Your Eyes by Paul Jessup, and The Monster Within Idea by R. Thomas Riley.
Catacombs and Photographs by Brandy Schwan is now available and all pre-orders have been shipped.
All back issues of Apex Digest are half-priced.
Emphasis added by me.
Apex is a small publisher. The kind of publisher we’ll all count on in the eBook future, so give them some sales love.