Posted by Kevin Matthews on November 27, 1998 at 12:41:05:
Dear Friends of Artifice,
If you've already tried Amazon.com, you probably already know it is a great resource for fast, easy, and economical access to books and music, covering practically anything in print. If you haven't been to Amazon yet, well, there's a new treat waiting for you!
What you may not know is that if you simply start your search through Amazon at Artifice, then Artifice will get a 5% commission on your Amazon purchases. It won't cost you anything, or alter your Amazon experience the least bit, but it will mean that every purchase you make gives a little boost to the progress of DesignWorkshop.
Just go to the Architectural Books page at Great Buildings Online, as linked below, then enter a topic keyword, author, or book title, and hit 'return' on your keyboard, and you'll be crusing Amazon. From there, you can add anything you want to your shopping cart, architectural or not, books or music or whatever they have, and when you buy the contents of your shopping cart, 5% of what you spend will go to help Artifice.
Just be sure to actually complete your purchases during a visit when you have started out from Artifice. If you come back to Amazon later by a direct link, skipping Artifice, then we won't get your support - it will just all go to Amazon. And believe me, that 5% will do more for you here than there. At Artifice, more than half of our expenses go to Support and R&D - an unheard of committment, way, way more than is standard in the industry.
Also, don't forget that DesignWorkshop Lite ($20) and DesignWorkshop Classic ($99) make great gifts, perfect for anyone interested in architecture and any of the related areas of spatial design. Each is a terrific software value that will provide long-lasting design pleasure and expanding 3D horizons to anyone who receives them as a gift. Owner's discounts make these gift values even more attractive.
We really do need your support to keep delivering to you our unique design-oriented architectural software and companion products. Please consider how Artifice can help with your holiday gift list this year.
President, Artifice, Inc.