Saturday, June 4, 2011

Dressing the Part of an Author


Welcome to my new and improved blog/website. Take a look around, wander the place. I think there's lemonade being served out on the "Reviews" tab.

For those of you who have visited my actual website in the last year, you might have noticed that it hasn’t changed. There are a lot of reasons for this, the primary one being that I was not personally administrating that site. It was never much of a problem when no one seemed to care who I was, or what my books were doing, but all that has changed. Turns out people looking for Percepliquis are visiting the website to discover that Wintertide will be out soon…or something crazy like that.  Apparently, only three of my books are even on sale there.

Realizing that I could combine the functionality of that website on this blog, I went to work. As you can tell, I’m not done, but it is coming along. As you can see the tabs will allow you to check top news events, instead of digging through the blogs. There is a new bio that was previously only available on my Amazon page. On the map page, I included a black and white version of the map for those of you with ebooks who don’t like the tiny versions and would like to print it. There’s also a nifty new picture of me taken just last week while I was in New York, but most importantly, I should be able to keep the site current, and that’s what really matters.

The old website will be discontinued as soon as I can figure out how to redirect the url.

You might notice that there is a lack of Riyria related imagery on this new site. That’s because I have a number of new books in the works and I need a site to cover all my writing. Therefore it is appropriate to keep it more generic.

What new books you ask? For what is coming next…well, you’ll need to stay tuned.

8 comments:

  1. Since you are hosted via Blogger, Google provides a pretty good wizard to walk you through it:
    http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/static.py?page=ts.cs&ts=1233381

    I did the same thing for my blog and it is fairly easy as long as you have access to the account for your domain name provider (such as GoDaddy, etc.)

    The whole process should take about an hour, most of which is waiting for the name to propagate through all the machines that direct the name resolution.

    If you need any more assistance, feel free to contact me or someone even more technically competent; this is a fairly common and therefor relatively easy thing to do. You can't really mess things up (at least long term) as long as you don't give away your domain registry password that could usurp your account. Standard account security rules apply.

    Looking forward to the next book, Mr. Sullivan. I've enjoyed everything to date and I expect the next one to a very exciting ending! Good luck getting this wrapped up.

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  2. Thanks Curtis, I will check that out. Just getting this blog rebuilt was a learning experience for me. If you remember from a long ago post called, "Grammar Nazis" Math and I are not friends, and programming is a Math groupie.

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  3. The new redesign looks gorgeous, big thumbs up :)

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  4. Looks great, Mike! Although there is absolutely no lemonade under the Reviews tab. Must have run out. Darn.

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  5. A year ago Blogger sent out email saying they had a new design feature and I set it aside to look at as soon as I had the time to play around...I never did.

    Really no Lemonade? Humm, maybe it was under the Buy tab, but I had heard it was free, so I don't know. I don't actually drink lemonade.

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  6. Love the new blog and the new pic! This is SO much easier to read!

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  7. Libby, I think Michael's picture is easier to read, too. ;-)

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  8. I'm loving the new blog/site! I'll make sure to redirect all of my links from my site.

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