On June 9, 2017 an agreement was executed whereby David Doyle, author of many of Ampersand’s non-modeling titles, would acquire the website as well as the remaining inventory of Ampersand Publishing Company. Ampersand founder Pat Stansell, along with David and Denise Doyle, have entered into this arrangement in order to provide a mechanism which will allow many of these quality products to remain available. Although the existing inventory of Visual History, Allied-Axis and MMiR was included in the purchase, the arrangement does NOT include future publishing rights for Military Miniatures in Review.
The Ampersand Publishing website will remain operational, and indeed many previously out of print publications are once again available. Moving ahead, orders for these publications will be shipped from Tennessee, rather than Florida.
David Doyle said, “While it will take a while to fully integrate the products and policies, Denise and I are committed to providing the broadest selection of our titles and the best customer service possible.”
“For example – back issues of Allied-Axis and MMiR are on the Ampersand site, but not on the DavidDoyleBooks.com website. Conversely, books I’ve written for several other publishers (including some exciting new titles) are on the DavidDoyleBooks.com website, but not the Ampersand site.
“So, to get the selection of titles you want, placing two separate orders is the best way to go. This will result in the systems charging you double shipping. I recognize this, but for the time being, the best I can do is to refund you the shipping overcharge within 24 hours (usually MUCH less than that). Similarly, we’re also applying our DavidDoyleBooks.com policy of free US shipping on orders of three or more items to Ampersand orders as well. BUT….I’ve not figured out exactly how to do that – so in the interim, once again, customers will be overcharged – but again, we’ll gladly refund the overcharge within 24 hours.”
“We appreciate the patience of both our loyal DavidDoyleBooks.com customers and the Ampersand customers as we work through these growing pains.”