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.
First: 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.