Official statement from Nate:
The Digital Reader experienced a minor technical snafu with its database Monday morning.
I tried to fix the problem by installing a backup copy of the site only to discover both of the most recent backups were corrupted.
The automated daily backups were performed by my web host, Mediatemple, and were my only set of backups. This problem is currently being worked on by Mediatemple, and if it turns out that all the backups are corrupted then my site is dead.
P.S. Thoughts and prayers are appreciated, but what I could use right now is an introduction to a lawyer who can help me get compensation from Mediatemple (experience with ToS contract law is a plus).
Well, that sucks. Good luck, Nate!
Same-day update: It is arisen: We’re Back, Baby!