About the New Lost Art Press Web Site

OFFICIAL_LAP_-LogoBy now, most people in the world should be viewing the Lost Art Press web site we launched this afternoon. As with every new web site, there are plusses and minuses (mostly plusses, we hope). Here are some changes you should be aware of.

1. We now take American Express and Discover Card.

2. We now offer a discounted price when you purchase both a hardbound book and the pdf of that book.

3. We have switched over entirely to pdfs for all our digital books. Sorry, ePub and mobi, you aren’t suited for books that are graphics-heavy. All pdfs will be served directly by our new store (no more two-step download processes). If you ever have problems with a pdf, ePub or mobi file you purchased in the past, just e-mail us and we’ll help.

4. No more Captcha code crap-ola to contact us. You can get to us directly here. This means more spam for John and me, but I grew up eating spam (actually Underwood deviled ham).

5. You won’t have to create an account to buy something. However, if you do want an account to make future checkouts easier, you will need to create a new one in our new store. Sorry about that.

There are lots more little changes, but those are the highlights. The biggest change is one you won’t see for a while. This new store will allow us to have your orders filled by a local fulfillment house, which will be faster. And, if all goes well, the new store will pave the way for us to offer international shipping. (Though I promise you that buying our books from our international sellers will always cost less than getting it from us.)

Huge thanks to Ben Lowery, who helped us realize our vision – both graphical and functional. If you need some spot-on web site work from a guy who is also a woodworker, we cannot recommend anyone more highly.

— Christopher Schwarz

About Chris Schwarz

Publisher of woodworking books and DVDs specializing in hand tool techniques.
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6 Responses to About the New Lost Art Press Web Site

  1. Sean Hynes says:

    Love the new site, particularly the style that you’ve gone with. Also love the fact that the responsive version of the site looks just as good (if not better).

    The improvements to the store sound great as well, and while you say that international shipping is likely to be more expensive than purchasing from local resellers, I’m more than happy to see John and yourself see 100% of my money.

    One little mistake with the content however, on the About Us page under “Where to buy our books”, it looks like the lines for Australia and Germany got merged, with the German store being listed with the details for Henry Eckert.

    What a great way to start the new year.

  2. Ben Lowery says:

    The home page photo for the Campaign Furniture book gets me every time. I might like tigers too much.

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