I know I've fielded questions and concerns from some of you over the last few months about whether your software will be of any benefit to you after CM finishes taking Storybook orders on September 23rd.
The good news is, there is a solution! A motion was filed today with the bankruptcy court with the plan to have Panstoria, the company that makes Memory Manager and Storybook Creator, continue supporting our software and supply an option for us to use the software to print future projects. So don't stop creating those projects!
According to CM's CEO Chris Veit, here's what is being proposed: (Keep in mind, this still awaits bankruptcy court approval, so it's not quite set in stone yet.)
- Both Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator software will continue uninterrupted. Software can be activated through December 31, 2013, and Panstoria will continue to provide software updates as needed. This means that even after September 23, you'll be able to activate your software.
- Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator users will be contacted by Panstoria, and will be given access to printing and other features through Panstoria. The plan and timing for printing has not yet been finalized, but will be forthcoming. Please look for Panstoria news and updates in the Memory Manager and StoryBook Creator news feeds (right side of the main page).
- Any Creative Memories digital artwork you’ve purchased can be activated (without an end date) on any computer.
- Anyone who’s made an investment of time or money in software, projects or artwork can continue to use them uninterrupted.
There's still a possibility that the other interested investor will come through with their deal between themselves, Panstoria and CM, and supposedly, that would be even better. We'll just see. But either way, we can still use our fabulous software. Sweet!
Until the next time, Enjoy your software!