I ask because I'm still waiting on 'Shadows in the Sand' which I ordered on the 15th, and no reply to emails. I know of one other who's been waiting 2 months. Anyone know anything, or should I try contacting their UK address?
Are they the guys who did all the reprints of the Rh SAS/Selous Scouts type-stuff? If they
have folded that would be a right kick in the pods. I'll email my slightly weird uncle in SA
(Last birthday present off him was an apartheid-era SA Navy ensign that honked of mothballs) and get the dope. Wait out.
Go to the web check service and you can search for company names. There is no Books of Zimbabwe registered, but there is a Books of Africa. You should be able to get the registered address off the Companies House website - that'll help you to do some further cross checking.
The other possibility is that they're not trading as a limited company. They could be a 'sole trader' - essentially a one man band for tax purposes. Or they could be working as a 'partnership' - two or more people who have banded together to trade. Sole traders and partnerships leave fewer traces in the publicly available records.
Mate, if you haven't already, check out bookdepository.co.uk. Huge inventory and there is no Aust gov tariff so books are about 40% cheaper than Oz. They post here for free as well. And no, I'm not spamming.