Anglotopia needs your help with an important legal matter. I’ll be as transparent as I can here in sharing this important business update, Anglotopia barely survived the pandemic year. It’s been a challenging year for everyone but especially for businesses in the travel vertical like us. We tightened our belts, cut costs where we could, and kept things going on a shoestring, hoping that when COVID was over, we could continue to grow again. Up to the new year, we’d been successful enough at maintaining the minimum.
But then, something we did not foresee happened.
Earlier this year, we received a knock at our door and were served with papers for a lawsuit over an image. We were completely blindsided by this. Rather than fight the lawsuit, which would have cost us tens of thousands of dollars, we settled. Anglotopia is a small business and has operated at a loss for the past year due to the pandemic. We’ve relied on the business’ reserves to stay afloat like so many other businesses this year, and that well is just about dry.
Now, we are not tone-deaf, and we know that it has been an incredibly tough year globally. This is not a traditional appeal for funds. Instead, we’ve decided to push forward our publishing campaigns for the next three books that Anglotopia is releasing as a way to raise funds. We are hoping to sell enough copies in advance to raise the money needed to fund the settlement of the legal matter. If we can fund this settlement with pre-orders, we can prevent Anglotopia from shutting down completely.
Accordingly, we ask that you help us to sell approximately 400 of these pre-order books.
On a personal note, we understand the toll that the pandemic has caused for so many, as it has touched our own household. Mrs Anglotopia was left without a job as a result of Covid. Right now, we are relying on one income, but that is not enough to keep the business afloat. We know so many have been affected in the same way as our family and our hearts go out to each and every one of you that have had a similar situation.
So this is what we are asking, if you’re able to, please pre-order one of these new books as soon as possible. The books are not on Amazon yet (but will be eventually), so you have to pre-order directly from us for now (which helps us the most).
We’ll keep track of the progress towards the goal below:
We’ve set up a ‘SAVE ANGLOTOPIA BUNDLE’ that allows you to quickly pre-order all three books at a discount. You can see that here.
Here are the details on each of the three books:
101 Budget Britain Travels Tips 2nd Edition
Coming out April 1st, 2021
This is a completely rewritten and updated edition to our best-selling guidebook. It’s your complete guide to saving money on your travels in Britain. This book will be released on the 1st – so you would have a copy shortly after that.
Great Britons: Guide to the Top 50 Great Britons Who’ve Ever Lived
Coming out May 1st, 2021
This compiles fifty articles from our archive about the greatest British historical figures that every Anglophile needs to know about. We’ve chosen 25 women and 25 men to illustrate the most fascinating figures in British history. Each chapter is a guide to the person, their life, and their legacy. This book will come in at almost 400 pages.
101 UK Culture Tips
Release Date TBD but Early Summer 2021
Your complete guide to everything you need to know about British culture – from the honours system, peerage system, top telly, politics, cultural cues, instructions on how to behave, the important holidays and events in British history. It’s a comprehensive, fascinating and a perfect guide to British culture for Anglophiles everywhere. We are still in the editing phase of this book, with a release date in early summer. This book should be approximately 300 pages when done.
Thank you in advance! Here’s hoping we can soon put this behind us, and if you aren’t able to help, that’s okay too. We know how difficult this year has been for us all, and we appreciate your readership and support.