Important Update on the Future of BookEdge

30 April 2024
John Smythe

Hi everyone,

After a lot of thought, I have made the tough decision to wind down active development and support for BookEdge, a project that has been a significant part of my life for the past five years. It’s hard to say goodbye to this phase, but due to recent challenges, continuing as a business is no longer sustainable.

Starting today, BookEdge will no longer accept payments and will transition to a free service. I’m doing this because I believe it’s the right thing to do—especially since I know some features aren’t working perfectly for everyone, and I don’t have the resources needed to fix them. Despite these issues, I use BookEdge every day and intend to keep it running free for as long as possible.

This change is partly driven by upcoming modifications to Google extensions and Amazon reports that I’m not equipped to handle. I understand this may be inconvenient, and I sincerely apologize for any disruptions.

For those with active yearly subscriptions, I will be issuing pro-rata refunds. It’s important to me that this process is handled fairly and transparently.

All monthly subscriptions will not be charged from this date forward. If you do by mistake please reach out and I will make sure you are refunded.

Making this decision has been incredibly hard. BookEdge has always been more than just software; it’s been about the community and the trust you’ve placed in me. Thank you for your support over the past five years. Your enthusiasm and engagement have truly been the driving force behind my work.

To my fellow developers and all the tools available in this space, I tip my hat. Your work is important, and I’m glad authors will continue to have great resources to rely on. I’m looking forward to connecting with many of you, sharing what I’ve learned, and exploring what could be next for the tools we’ve come to rely on.

If you have any questions, want to chat about what’s next, or just want to share a thought, I’m here and ready to talk.

Thank you again for everything. Let’s keep the conversation going.

John Smythe