Linkage Round Up

First, I’m working on updating a lot of the structural elements to the site, which is a big ol’ behemoth on the back end (hur hur back end) so if things look wonky, let me know and I’ll try to undo what I did, if I can remember what I did. Seriously, there is not enough diet Pepsi for work like this. I’m updating the About Us and the FAQ and other stuff, so if you’re looking for info, send up a flare and I’ll look into whatever it is you’re flaring, too. ETA: I’ve added an “edit comment” feature for logged in users, and modified the code so that when you leave a comment, your page will refresh to show the comment you just wrote, and not the top of the entry.

But, if you’re looking for things to read elsewhere on the Internet, here’s some stuff that you can click on, read, and enjoy. I hope.

Book CoverFirst: Jesse Petersen has a quiz up: How Long Would Your Relationship Survive in the Zombie Apocalypse? Her book, Married with Zombies, comes out 1 September – but people have been talking about it since February and earlier since Orbit did a set of Zombie online Valentines for folks to share via Facebook. I’ve long thought that Orbit’s way-in-advance-holy-cow promotional efforts for this book were brilliant, and I can’t wait to read it.

Speaking of Orbit, which I like to do because they tend to publish really good books to read, those savvy tricksters, they’ve got a chart up on their site tracking the cover art for fantasy novels. Citing a 50% decline in castle imagery as well as declines in sword and “glowy magic” images, they celebrate the slow reduction of fantasy cover cliches. When mullets fly, says I. Glowy magic is important, dammit.

ETA: Orbit also has the Urban Fantasy cover art heroine development chart, too – win!

And finally, if you didn’t see the link on Twitter, it’s Monday and you should be drinking. So how about Bookavore’s Ebook Article Drinking Game? You’ll be pickled by the end of one article on how those digital books are killing pandas or something.

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  1. 1
    Vi says:

    Yay to the edit button!

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    Kilian Metcalf says:

    I agree with the edit button.  More than once I see an error or have a second thought just as I am clicking the submit button.  Speaking of which, why do we have to “submit?”  Couldn’t we “send,” or “enter?”  I’m not the submissive type.

    yes93 – yes, I’ll read 93 comments if the topic is hot

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    Kilian Metcalf says:

    I agree with the edit button.  More than once I see an error or have a second thought just as I am clicking the submit button.  Speaking of which, why do we have to “submit?”  Couldn’t we “send,” or “enter?”  I’m not the submissive type.

    yes93 – yes, I’ll read 93 comments if the topic is hot

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    Kilian Metcalf says:

    I agree with the edit button.  More than once I see an error or have a second thought just as I am clicking the submit button.  Speaking of which, why do we have to “submit?”  Couldn’t we “send,” or “enter?”  I’m not the submissive type.

    yes93 – yes, I’ll read 93 comments if the topic is hot

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    IcePrincess says:

    I can’t believe that on top of eveything else you can modify code…it’s all too much! Makes a hapless red head want to chop all her hair off. And PS keep submit, especially now that Kilian has pointed out previously undetected BDSM double meaning.

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    nancy18 says:

    I cant believe it nice for gambling and poker en francais

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    Maria says:

    But the important question is do they track the urban fantasy kick butt belt?

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