Whoa there, Ellora's Cave has had a makeover. The whole thing looks like a big shopping mall now. While I can get used to the layout, I'm pretty sure they will be hearing some complains from visitors about how these visitors confuse pages that market ebook products with pages that market print book products. While I like the new layout, I have to wonder whether it is wise to have their imprints labeled as "Moderne", "Aoen", and other non-intuitive names.
Also, there seems to be an attempt to eventually put Ellora's Cave, Cerridwen Press, and the Lotus Circle together under the "Jasmine Jade" banner or something, because clicking on a product link in the Ellora's Cave website takes me to a page branded with the Cerridwen Press logo. Hmm, maybe this is some kind of in-transition renovation kink that will be ironed out eventually.
Still, the good news is, these people are pretty much giving away print books, what with trade paperbacks going from $3.50 to $4.50 here. I wonder what the catch is. Are these returned books that may not be in tip-top condition? The website only mentioned that these books are on sale, but I have to wonder why these books are sold at prices that are lower then their ebook formats in most cases. These folks must be having plenty of unsold inventory, I suspect. But does it matter what the reason is? Cheap books, people! $35 and above gets free shipping (sorry, US folks only, sigh). BUY, BUY, BUY! Ahem.
I wonder what their international shipping rates are like.
Note: They have since reverted back to their old site design, which is probably for the best until they work out all the kinks in their planned site revamp.