PUBEASY.COM, the online trade ordering service and a vital link in the supply chain between many booksellers, publishers and distributors, has been knocked out of action by a storm in the North East USA, according to an email sent out to service users over the weekend:
To all PubEasy Retailers:
Due to storm in the Northeast U.S., the PubEasy site is currently unavailable to all users. We estimate that the system may be down for several days. We will send updates to our PubEasy user community as soon as they are available.
We apologize for the inconvenience and will send more details as they become available.
Christian distributors and publishers which use the PubEasy service include, amongst others, Alban Books, Lion Hudson and SPCK, via Marston Book Services; Cambridge University Press; Church House Publishing, Darton Longman & Todd and SCM-Canterbury Press along with others serviced by Norwich Books & Music; Continuum, via Orca; HarperCollins; Hodder, via Bookpoint; and John Wiley & Sons — in short, most of the major players in Christian and wider religious publishing.