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What has happened to Anabaptist Bookstore?!
Short answer: it collapsed.
Slightly longer answer: "A man's pride shall bring him low" (Proverbs 29:23).
Additional info: A couple of hacker hijackings and a couple of server crashes a year-and-a-half to two years ago severely upset our high-wire cash flow by repeatedly knocking us offline for days at a time. Our debts mounted and then tripped over each other. Anabaptist Bookstore never recovered.
While the superficial view points to the hacker and server issues, the root cause (at least in my mind) is my own pride in the enterprise. It's been a hard lesson. I hope I've learned it well. I don't want a hands-on refresher course.
Meanwhile, we still have several thousand dollars' worth of inventory which I'm trying to sell through our site. I want to use that money to clear accounts with 30-40 customers and 3-5 suppliers. If you're one of those, I'm sorry. I haven't forgotten, even after all these months. Thank you for your grace.
Since we now sell less in 9-12 months than we used to sell in a day, that's going extremely slowly.
The orders we get, we ship within two business days. With an average of 2-4 small orders a month, that's easy to do.
So what do I do now for income? Well, June-August 2013, I was able to write an average of 30 hours a week for a Christian publisher. Since then, it's been more like 20 hours a week since I teach a high school Spanish class three days a week also. Though that's hardly enough to cover family living expenses, we are extremely grateful for it! (Especially remembering that as late as August 2012, I had no income other than the thin-by-then Anabaptist Bookstore stream.)
In closing, a warning and life lesson: Beware of pride.