NEWS & UPDATES
Increase in live book sales from Amazon platform - this will be monitored over the coming days
24 hour free ebooks offer on Amazon library platform completed successfully with more than 2000 downloads
Launched 24 hour free ebooks offer on Amazon library platform
Decision made to continue with free downloads until at least 31st October 2019
Completed paperback and ebook uploads and registrations on Amazon Author Page
Review of all books on Amazon platform to confirm availability in all Amazon markets - two logging errors rectified
Updated website to include Amazon library platform at: Books on Amazon
Started review of set-up and running costs for website and hosting pending decision re: charging for registration / downloads
All books on Amazon platform checked and now available on our: Amazon Library Platform
First live book sales from Amazon platform recorded
Completed and added Diary Notes for January 1915
Kindle version of "Cuba - Land of Opportunity" published on Amazon, re-titled as "The Pearl of the Antilles"
Paperback and Kindle versions of "The Silent Trauma of War" published on Amazon
Kindle version of "The Peking Legations" published on Amazon, re-titled as "The Boxer Rebellion"
Paperback and Kindle versions of "Under Four Flags for France" published on Amazon, re-titled as "The World at War"
Kindle version of "In South Africa with Buller" published on Amazon, re-titled as "War with the Boer"
Paperback and Kindle versions of "To Kumassi with Scott" published on Amazon, re-titled as "An Ashanti Uprising"
Paperback and Kindle versions of "Under Three Flags in Cuba" published on Amazon, re-titled as "The Cuban Crisis"
Paperback and Kindle versions of "Wars and Words" published on Amazon
Decision made to launch library on Amazon platform with authentic but re-titled adaptations of original books
Various options considered to overcome possible confusion and copyright issues
Advised that a launch on Amazon might lead to confusion and possible copyright issues
Research into Amazon option reveals that a number of titles are already available as scanned copies by print-on-demand companies
User feedback confirms that both paperback and Kindle versions of books should be made available through Amazon
Checking user feedback about possible Amazon launch: indications so far are positive
Research into possibilities of launching library on Amazon
Benchmark of 200 live reader downloads reached
User feedback indicates positive experiences in website layout and download functions
Diary Notes for December 1914 added
Diary Notes for October and November 1914 added
Corrected a number of dates on Timeline page
Redesigned Timeline page on tandem site at GeorgeClarkeMusgrave.com
User feedback about some page rendering issues - checked coding and css and resolved one minor issue
Two new sets of MS word and PDF downloads covering the outbreak of the Great War added to "The Diaries" section
New Twitter accounts for @WarsandWords
First live reader downloads recorded
Final site testing and upload completed - no further issues found
Continued mapping of tandem site - some navigation issues resolved
Mapping started against tandem site at GeorgeClarkeMusgrave.com to ensure continuity and cross-navigation
Site tested by four independent users for function and user-friendliness - some suggestions received and implemented
Tested anti-spam and security functions on all forms - no issues found
Usability with tablets and mobile platforms tested and site listing with search engines completed
Some minor coding and lay-out issues rectified
Site upload completed and on-line testing started
Upload of complete site to hosting platform scheduled
Final testing of donation systems and protocols scheduled
Final testing of download forms and pages scheduled
Final phase of website testing scheduled
Completed upload of all MS word, PDF and epub files - some minor issues resolved
Continued final testing of HTML coding on all web pages
Testing all forms and download pages - no issues found
Identified and resolved a number of issues causing conflict between the "http" and "https" protocols. All pages on website are now fully secure
Initial upload of website to begin on-line testing. Completed sitemap and authentication protocols
All completed MS Word, PDF and epub files checked for upload to appropriate website directory locations. Several minor typing and coding errors fixed
Donation system set up and tested - coding applied to all download pages
Prepared front cover graphics for all books and added to MS Word and PDF upload files
Completed manuscript for final book: Wars and Words. Prepared MS word and PDF files and stored these ready for upload
Decision made to set up donation system for downloads from website with suggested contribution of £1 per download
Started second phase of off-line website testing with third-party users.
Following cost review of 24th, decision made to make no charges at present time. All downloads will be free until at least July 2019 when there will be a further review
Completed first phase of off-line website testing - several minor coding errors fixed
Reviewed set-up and running costs for website and hosting pending decision re: charging for registration / downloads
Prepared manuscripts for third batch of two essays.
Completed manuscript for sixth book: Cuba - Land of Opportunity. Prepared MS word, PDF and epub files and stored these ready for upload.
Collated diary notes for period June-August 1914
Recovered diary notes for period June-August 1914 and started ordering these
Completed first draft of website and started testing for continuity
Prepared manuscripts for second batch of five essays.
Completed manuscript for fifth book: Under Four Flags for France. Prepared MS word, PDF and epub files and stored these ready for upload.
Created website directory structures, upload protocols and file permissions. Uploaded diary notes and essays to appropriate site locations
Confirmed design of website and started construction of individual pages, together with sitemap.
Completed manuscript for fourth book: The Peking Legations from available diaries, notes, reports, photographs and briefing records.
Collated diary notes for: January and February 1900 - stored ready for upload to new site.
Developed first draft of website and structured site-plan to include all elements
Completed manuscript for third book: In South Africa with Buller. Prepared MS word, PDF and epub files and stored these ready for upload.
Registered domain names and set up hosting packages
Reviewed costs and quotations and decided to register with VirtualServers.com
Arranged various company costings and quotations for domain names, hosting and e-mail etc, together with support and maintenance contract
Collated diary notes for: October, November and December 1899 - stored ready for upload to new site
Completed manuscripts for first two books: To Kumassi with Scott and Under three Flags in Cuba . Prepared MS word, PDF and epub files and stored these ready for upload.