Web Shop for small publishing house, incorporating a blog with e-newsletter, events calendar and competition facility
Fair Acre Press is a small publishing house based near Oswestry with a strong emphasis on poetry and involvement in the arts.
They approached us with specific requirements for a new website that would allow them to promote and sell their books online, either through the site itself, or by directing though to other websites.
The new site was to incorporate an existing WordPress website and blog, adding new content sections with a blog for each one, and all this was to link up to a new e-newsletter to send to around 700 subscribers.
Fair Acre Press also wanted the website to run competions, which proved to be the most challenging aspect. Entrants were to upload their poetry to the website, but their poetry had to be submitted directly to the judges anonymously.
The solution was to provide a web form that sent a record to Fair Acre Press, while sending a copy of the poetry to a Dropbox folder, to which the judges had access. This allowed the organisers to match up submissions to names, while the judges had no idea whose work they were judging.
The competition was a great success, and the site continues to thrive.