The paper version steps in

After the announcement that Reeds Online has ceased trading, the paper version of the nautical almanac has stepped in with an offer to online subscribers.

The publishers behind the original paper version make it clear they are a separate firm from the one running the internet site www.reedsonline.com

However as a goodwill gesture they are offering all subscribers to the now-defunct online service a free version of the 2010 paper almanac.

It will come as some recompense to those who bought the £35 USB memory stick at the Southampton Boat Show or London Boat Show recently, which gave them access to the paid-for content on the website.

Now the company has ceased trading, citing the current economic climate as the reason, that online resource has been withdrawn.

The almanac content and the Reeds trademark are owned by A&C Black and were licensed to Reeds Nautical Online Almanacs in connection with the provision by the latter of the online almanac service.

A&C Black say: “We would like to make it clear that Reeds Nautical Online Almanacs is an independent company and not part of A&C Black or Adlard Coles.

“It did not operate as part of A&C Black’s business or under our control.

“While not responsible for these events nor for subscription or other sales by Reeds Nautical Online Almanacs, as publishers of the print Almanac A&C Black would like to offer customers who have purchased access to the online Almanac a free copy of the 2010 Almanac upon its publication.”

The offer is conditional upon presentation of proof of purchase of access to the online almanac.

Contact customerservices@acblack.com for further information.