The Great War magazine finally got its own Facebook page. We've decided to give Facebook a try for a year to see if it generates any extra interest in the magazine. We'll be posting short extracts from previous issues of the magazine spanning the last 14 years and in exchanging posts with readers. If you want to visit the Great War's Facebook page you can use the button below.
Books sales from our Amazon based bookstore of 'Bombardment!' and the two 'Bairnsfather Omnibus Editions' are seeing a marked upturn of late thanks to the added interest and the short regional films by the BBC which has covered the subjects. 'Bombardment!' remains our all time best seller with the first 'Bairnsfather Omnibus' following a very close second.
The Great War Magazine: Well, a year on and we're still here despite the recession! The Great War magazine remains in printed form thanks in large part to the loyalty of our subscribers and in September we enter our 14th year of production. Everyone is delighted that we are still here to mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. We've even manged to maintain the subscription prices again this year despite another price hike from Royal Mail (who seem determined to price small businesses like ours who depend on them out of the mail order market).
For those who like to know how the Great War's little mascot, Border Terrier Eddie, is doing, we can tell you he still enjoys life even at the ripe old age of 14. He may have slowed down quite a bit, and still needs to take is medicine every day, but he still loves to trundle his ball around the office and sleep under the Editor's desk. Thank you for all the enquiries about him, they are appreciated.
JADE Magazine: As JADE magazine moves into its 13th year it continues to go from strength to strength in its high resolution PDF download format and has expanded to almost double its original size every month, with ever more artists, photographers and writers wanting to be involved. With the active support of the Guild of Erotic Artists JADE leads the way in high quality erotica for the modern age.
The Green Howard Magazine: April this year (2014) saw the hand over to a new editor for the Green Howard magazine and a continuation of the very high standards of quality and content established by the three previous editors. We remain proud to be associated with Yorkshire's finest county regiment (now sadly no more), the museum in Richmond and the Friends. With major refurbishment of the museum now underway and expected to be completed by the end of 2014 we're looking forward to producing a major feature in a forthcoming issue of the magazine.
GREAT WAR SAVED: At the start of the year we announced the closure of the printed version of The Great War magazine due to the difficult financial situation plaguing the country and the start of the new PDF version. However, we were able to make significant changes and have saved the printed version of the magazine and so it will continue as a bi-monthly magazine for the foreseeaqble future, much to the delight of our many loyal readers.
September 2013 sees the start of the magazine's 13th year of publication.
ORDERING CHANGES: In an effort to streamline and make additional savings to support our magazine production we have sadly had to close our telephone and postal credit/debit card order facility. ALL credit/debit card orders must now be made on-line through this website. We now only accept cheques, cash (sent by recorded delivery) and postal/money orders by post.
Here is a brief update. Despite the recession we are continuing to do what we do best, offering great service and value for money and want to thank our ever loyal readers, subscribers and customers for their highly valued and welcome support.
THE WEBSITE: The Great Northern Publishing website bookshops have now been closed and all our vast amount of stock has been moved to our Amazon web pages, where the titles can be viewed and searched. Please note that although we are on Amazon, you still purchase direct from us, you are simly using the Amazon shopfront with all the peace of mind and security that offers. Customers can purchase books from our Amazon pages but not, as yet, subscriptions and back issues of our magazines. Our magazines can be purchased from our web site only using any credit or debit card, or by using a PayPal account. Since introducing the system sales have increased, especially overseas and in the USA where customers are used to and trust both the Amazon and PayPal interfaces.
THE GREAT WAR: September 2012 sees the start of the twelfth year of publication of our flagship magazine 'The Great War'. In light of the current economic climate and the staggering 53% increase in postal charges by Royal Mail this year we have had to raise the cost of subscriptions. This is something we did not want to do, but have been forced into by this postal increase. However, we hope subscribers will still view the magazine as excellent value for money and a jolly good read to boot.
MAGAZINES: Our work for charities, including the Green Howard Magazine, continue to win praise and applause for their content and high production values for which we are very proud.
JADE: Despite now being produced monthly as a high resolution PDF download, JADE magazine continues to go from strength to strength and is now into its 11th year).
E-BOOKS: We are now looking into the possibility of adding our titles to the Amazon Kindle list and we hope to have more news on this in due course.
PO BOX: It is with some regret that we have this year decided to close our post office box address after almost 20 years. The recent increase of 53% on Royal Mail's charges proved to be the last straw and like every other small family owned company we are trying to ensure we survive the current recession.