Wars of the Faltenian Succession Special Back On Sale

After all the shenanigans with the #EUVAT #VATMOSS legislation, which forced me to slam the brakes on as far as selling digital product from this site is concerned, I am delighted to announce that I have been able to make a start on rectifying the situation using the Payhip system.

As a symbolic gesture, I decided to make the Wars of the Faltenian Succession special the first item to make available so that I can start raising more money for Combat Stress again – £1 from the £3.50 cover price of every copy sold will go to the charity.

Rather than hosting the products on this blog, Payhip actually provides space on their site, so I shall in due course provide a new section on this site linking to all the products.

Meanwhile, here it is, then, available right now.

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Please note that all payments are now processed via Payhip, and not by me. Payhip are a highly reputable organisation and the purchase process is fully explained on their site, which is where you will be taken when you click on the “Buy” button.

Please also note that because of the new VAT legislation, Payhip will add VAT at your local rate where appropriate to the cover price of the publication. This is regrettable, but unfortunately beyond my control. This legislation covers sales between EU member states only.

For more information visit http://euvataction.org

Reminder: Battlegames Shop Closing December 31st

This is your last chance to make any purchases from the shop area of the Henry’s Wargaming site because as of midnight on December 31st, no download purchases will be available until further notice.

This is as a direct result of the new EU VAT regulations (VATMOSS) coming into force on January 1st 2015, which would force me to register for VAT despite running a business way below the UK VAT threshold, and impose draconian record-keeping requirements.

Thereafter, back issues of Battlegames will be available only from Wargame Vault.

Sadly, owing to these regulations, it will be impossible for me to continue raising money for Combat Stress via my Wars of the Faltenian Succession special issue if sold on WV – the fees charged by Wargame Vault simply wipe out any scope for a charitable contribution. I shall do my best to find an alternative solution for this, perhaps selling just this one item via direct email, which may avoid any VAT levy.

Thank you for your support. I am devastated to have to do this, as not only will it mean a significant dent in my income, but I have been proudly selling my own digital goods from my own websites one way or another since 1996, and Battlegames since 2006.

For more information about VATMOSS please visit the EU VAT ACTION website. You can see me Tweeting on the subject via @Henry__Hyde and @battlegames

UPDATE: SHOP NOW CLOSED. Thank you for your business. With luck, my digital products will be back at some point in the future.

New VAT Rules Affect Battlegames and This Site

Not a very wargamey update, I’m afraid, but important news nonetheless.

On January 1st 2015, the EU is introducing a change in VAT rules that will affect the sale of all digital goods and services, including PDFs, ebooks, music downloads, online courses and so on. The changes will also include draconian data collection and administration burdens that are simply insupportable for a one-man-band micro-business such as mine. I have consulted with others and have been wracking my brain to find a practical work-around, but as things stand, the new rules mean I simply can no longer sell digital products from this site after December 31st.

Consequently, I shall be selling all my digital offerings from either Wargame Vault, or larger works from well-known outlets like Amazon or the iTunes store. I shall post links here in due course before the end of the year.

Naturally, this means a significant cut in income, as portal sites like WV quite naturally take a cut of the cover price, but I have decided to keep the price of the old magazines unchanged. Any new products I produce will be priced in relation to the new situation.

Thank you for all the support you have shown me by buying products from this blog for so many years, and I hope you understand that this change has been forced upon me – and tens of thousands of other micro-businesses – by powers completely beyond our control.

If you would like to read more about the VAT changes, then look here. And if you would like to kick up a fuss about this ludicrous situation along with the rest of us, there’s an online petition here.