>From: "Heritage Archaeological Books" <[log in to unmask]>
>Important News from Heritage Archaeological Books
>Heritage Archaeological Books specialises in Out-of-Print, Secondhand,
>Antiquarian, Journal Offprints and selected New and Remaindered titles on
>Archaeology and its related subjects. With a stock base of over 60,000
>items covering over 20,000 different titles we now have probably the
>largest selection of such material in the country. Postal catalogues are
>sent out every 2 months the latest having over 2500 titles. We also have a
>fully e-commerce web-site and a secure line for credit card payment
>transactions. This currently attracts on average over 25,000 hits a week.
>Over the period of the next six months there are going to be some major
>developments with the business. These are detailed below.
> * January 00 (Offprint) Catalogue Over 2500 items
> * Upgrade to Website currently attracting between 25,000 to 30,000
> hits a week
> * New Publication Series
> * Online pay-to-download publishing
> * New Premises
>January 2000 Postal Catalogue
>We have just launched our latest postal (January 2000) offprint catalogue
>on-line. This includes over 25000 offprints and smaller books. All orders
>received via this will have a 10% discount on the marked price. We have
>also archived the (November 1999) book catalogue, which had over 1800
>Out-of-print, Antiquarian & Secondhand books. Our next book catalogue is
>out at the end of March.
>This can be view at -
>We are currently attracting between 25,000 to 30,000 hits a week with the
>highest recorded week hit rate of 43,000.
>We have just launched the latest version of our website. We are constantly
>adding new books and offprints to the site and many have online summaries
>together with cover and in-text images. This is a constantly updated
>section and will soon have over 1000 items will full descriptions
>Our Out-of-Print, Secondhand, Offprint and Antiquarian section has also
>been updated with over 100 static search fields, (you can search by
>Period, Subject, Topographical location etc ). For example the Roman and
>Medieval sections have over 25 search fields. Again this is constantly
>We also market and stock items for some societies, the latest being the
>Society of Antiquaries. The society has its own dedicated page and again
>various search fields. Only a small amount has been loaded at the present
>time, but all offprints from the Antiquaries Journal are available.
>Even if you only buy the occasional archaeological book, then it makes
>sense to register on our mailing list, we have some great bargains that we
>offer list members.
>New Publication Series
>Later this year we are starting a new archaeological monograph series. We
>are in the process of installing all the equipment in-house (excluding the
>printing element) and will be using some of the latest print technology
>(direct to plate) to keeps price at a very low price. We are also talking
>to various institutions and units to gauge ideas etc and although we are
>working with some suggested publication titles, we would be pleased to
>hear from anyone with title ideas to research dissertations.
>Within the next few months we are also setting up pay-to-download
>publications. Again we are looking for various papers to be able to use
>for testing material while our systems are put in place.
>New Premises Again!
>We are moving to new premises during April. These are at Southminster in
>rural Essex. This is a timber-framed building, which is nearly 150 years
>old. We are in the process of renovation work, but when finished there
>will be proper showroom plus many other features.
>Michael de Bootman
>Heritage Archaeological Books
>Unit 2, Mapledean Works, Maldon Road
>Latchingdon, Essex, CM3 6LG
>Tel: +44 (0) 1621 744409 Fax: +44 (0) 1621 744412
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