Posted on

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain

Things have been fairly turbulent here in Dr Deadstar’s lab over the past few weeks. David, the man who founded Deadstar, has moved on to explore new opportunities and Hannah, one of our part-time editors, has returned to her full-time job.

That has left myself (Kevin), Danny and Anna to crew the company and together we’ve been working to get things rolling again. Not as Pointless as You Think is now available to purchase and we’re in the process of arranging signings for Lynda – watch out for her coming to a bookshop near you, soon.

With Dave and Hannah gone, Danny and Anna working electronically at distance, and me having moved away from the office we’ve decided to close the office and officially relocate. Apart from the delay in our workloads from when we moved stock and equipment at the end of June this should have no real effect on you guys.

We’ve also had banking issues: half the country had trouble when RBS and Natwest had computer problems and since then it has been a bit of an uphill battle to get our finances in order but that is pretty much taken care of now.

As a result of all this, our release schedule is thinner this year than we had otherwise intended but White Walls and Strait Jackets is still due for release in November, and we have two more titles due to see the light towards the end of this year/the start of 2013.


Posted on

Analytics and surprises

Last night we took a look at our Google analytics account to see what part of the site to focus on in the next round of improvements. We’ve found a few candidates but that’s not the reason for this update – while we were there we discovered two things: one, the last blog we posted drew almost 10% of all the visits we’ve had since relaunching the site in October! Wow, so there’s definitely an interest in seeing covers in advance. We’ll bear that in mind for the future.

The second surprise is how some people find us. Looking through search engine results that led people to us, we found this gem, “hopefully you have reallry good time”. And we hope you, mysterious searcher, did have a reallry good time when you found us.