Posts Tagged ‘Website’

Update on the website.

October 31, 2014

After missing my computer-lady’s slot for my website update I have had to wait through her busy season to have all my new writing details added. They are now active. I will give an idea of the changes here, but you could as easily go to http://www.christopherhoare.ca/ to see them.

The background is very similar to the original site, and there are only two new books shown in the home page…but they are my new “Roberta Stephenson Trilogy” releases from Tyche Books. They have links to Tyche, http://tychebooks.com/books/steam-and-stratagem/ but as I write this the release of the second novel “Spies and Subterfuge” is a month or so away.

What else is new? Well I have new publishers listed. Having given the original e-book publishers of the Iskander series novels and the fantasy “Rast” the old heave-ho I am published by Tyche and Autarkikal. The crunch came when I realised the little test piece novella at XinXii, “Visiting Pemberly” had outsold all six of the novels from the ebook publishers. So now the Iskander novels are sold as ebooks on XinXii as well and will be joined by Rast when it is ready. The link is http://www.xinxii.com/adocs.php/en?aid=34289 I hired an artist to produce new covers for the Iskanders as the originals were the property of the publisher. The first quarter’s royalties are much improved, even though I reduced the sale price to $3.99.  I should also mention that XinXii also distributes through Amazon, B&N and a number of other sites, so you can also find the ebooks there.

I still have some of the older print copies left and tell readers how to get them from me on the website. I have no plans for new Print on Demand copies unless anxious readers start banging down my door, LOL. Autarkikal is my imprint; it was needed when I applied for ISBNs and submitted copies to Digital Legal Deposit, the ‘record’ of the books accepted.

Rast” will join the other books on XinXii by the end of the year, depending on the length of time taken to decide on a new cover image. I want to change the title a little because Googling Rast turns up all kinds of people whose company I would eschew. At the moment I am expecting to rename it “The Peril of Rast”.

That’s about it. I am to have access to the code on this new site which will give me the ability to do much of the updating. We will see how that goes…I was planning on getting away from software issues as I gave up coding when I retired from my survey contracting. This new site is supposed to be friendly, so if I have the patience to write a WordPress blog I should be able to manage the updates to the website.

All the best for Halloween and then Christmas and the New Year. (I should keep that up…I’m almost into Spring already.)

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Website Coming

December 20, 2010

 

I must say you readers are a very understanding lot – I haven’t posted an update here since BlogJog day and I’m still seeing almost as many visitors. Not sure why I haven’t posted for a month – maybe it’s best not to say anything when you’ve nothing to say.

I have an announcement today – my new website is being started. I regained my old domain name that had been stolen, so now I can be myself again. I’d give you the link today, but we’re still going to and fro and changing things, because Bertha downloaded the stuff from my freewebs temporary website and a lot of the material isn’t wanted now. By the end of the week I’m sure we’ll have it ready – complete with the free novella from my Iskander series that you can have for the courtesy of leaving your e-mail address, so I can let you know about other releases.

“Gisel Matah and the Slave Ship” is a tale about her on Gaia that fits between Arrival and Deadly Enterprise when she’s nineteen and an experienced lieutenant in Iskander’s Security Service. The background for the story came from a friend’s currently unpublished academic paper. The paper is on the beginning of Sierra Leone as a British colony – still the free nation of Sierra Leone today. The British colony started as a port and settlement to return freed slaves back to Africa, and Dawn’s account of the development reveals how many problems that good deed ran into along the way. Gisel, of course, experiences many of the same problems on Gaia.

What else is new? I seem to have a trojan on my computer, as someone is sending spam from my e-mail address. I ran into problems sending out the December issue of the newsletter I edit for Search and Rescue Alberta. When the webmaster of the mail server looked into it with me, he found the evidence in some bounce messages I received from e-mails I’d never sent. So, when Bertha has finished the website I’ll be taking the computer over to have her give it a necessary overhaul.

That’s about it – will let you know when the website is ready.

Blog Jog Day

November 20, 2010

Thank you for stopping by my Blog! Please explore all this Blog has to offer, then jog on over to “We Are One In Spirit” http://WeAreOneInSpirit.com
If you would like to visit a different Blog in the jog, go to http://blogjogday.blogspot.com.

I don’t have a freebie on offer today, but if you look at the posts immediately below you will see that I will be offering a free novella from my Iskander series novels when my new website comes online. (Not published elsewhere.)  The novella will be an e-download for everyone who wants it. I will post the opening of my new website here (of course), so keep watching. The domain name is to be http://christopherhoare.ca

I am expecting to be away much of Saturday, but go ahead and post a comment anyway. I will reply to all on Sunday if I cannot get back online on Saturday.