Pocket Notebooks is now a division of Google.
Only kidding, Pocket Notebook Towers remains steadfastly 'indie'.
I loved the April Fool from Paperoh, who posted an ad on instagram of their new 'dot-grid paint.' You guys see any good ones?
Two months in. I can't say that Nero and I are experts yet, but we are getting the hang of it.
200+ products are in stock, including some completely new lines. Alongside the powerhouse brands of Field Notes, Word, Moleskine and Clairefontaine, we have some wonderful books from Story Supply, Public Supply, Rhodia, Playtype and Whitelines. I am particularly pleased with our growing stable of home-grown British brands. Silvine, Papio Press, Backpocket and Darkstar Collection all bring something new.
Pocket Notebooks has launched co-branded books with Curnow Bookbinders from California, and the Tomoe River version has been flying off the shelves.
This month, I'm really looking forward to bringing the new range from Darkstar to the site, a wider range from Backpocket and at the end of the month another stunning line of home-grown notebooks from Esmie. (These covers are going to blow you away, I promise.)
Mid-month, we will be in stock with the new Write Limited Editions and matching pencils.
Anything that you guys would like to see in stock? By all means comment here, or through the contact page, or indeed on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.
Even as I write, legions of really smart people are doing wondrous things to our online presence. Swankyapple (still love that name) are tinkering with the cogs and levers of the internet, Heidi is shooting great photos and videos, and TJ Cosgrove is beefing up our YouTube Channel. (No! Really. We have a YouTube channel. Get over there and subscribe! Pretty please!)
We will keep the blog posts coming - with contributions from inside and beyond Pocket Notebook Towers.
Back in the real world, Nero and I are adopting new daytime quarters on May the first. Things are getting a little cramped where we are - so time to move on. There will be no interruption in service. We are only moving a few miles, from Ludgershall in Wiltshire, to Andover in Hampshire.
March saw the first edition of the new Curated Subscription. It was received by some new subscribers and a couple of inquisitive souls who ordered one-off boxes. Later this week, you will be able to watch an unboxing video as Miss Hot Ink herself, Laura from Nib&Muck opens a box live over Skype. This month will see all subscribers getting the new, April box. Why not join them and sign up? Nervous of a commitment? Try a one-off. For every box sold, we donate £1 to the National Literacy Trust a wonderful charity that helps people in the UK hampered by a lack of literacy.
Right - time to crack on.
As ever folks, thank you all for your support.
All the best
Stuart and Nero
PS...forget the app, there's a pocket notebook for that.