Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Exmormon novel site up and running!!!

Hey Mo-lit fans!!!

I'm planning to start posting my novel as a serial, starting in one week: January 23!!!

Now I've got the site built and I've drawn an illustration for each section, please go have a look and tell me what you think: Exmormon, the novel.

You don't have to tell me the site design is ugly -- I know that already. Basically this is kind of a low-budget operation. ;-) So not only the design by the actual php files were hand-done by yours truly. But I think of the site as kind of a work-in-progress that will be improved at some indefinite point in the future.

I've also noticed -- looking in the budget -- that I have exactly $0 set aside for publicity, so if any of you would be willing to announce this fabulous literary event on your own blogs (with the date January 23 + link), I would really, really, really appreciate it!!! Thanks!!!

One last question for those of you who put ads on your sites: Can you recommend which ad services are good and give me some tips on how to sign up for them? I'm particularly interested in that whole Amazon partnership thingy and/or google ads, but I don't really know where to begin.

I hope you guys are as psyched about this as I am!!! It's going to be an adventure!!! :D

10 comments:

Lemon Blossom said...

I can't wait to read it! I must though, for the moment, as I have history homework....(I'll probably just procrastinate it and read your book anyway!)

from the ashes said...

I'm looking forward to reading it! I'll totally advertise your book on my blog, too. So that will be about 20 people. ;)

MattMan said...

I made a post on my blog (and in my sidebar) for you. It appears that the content is already there -- what's with the January 23? Just giving time to make layout changes and a drop-dead date so you can just tell yourself to let it go at that point? (Long winded guess, just because that's what I would do **grins**)

I did it just because I dig French chicks... who like sex ;)

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Hey, I'll totally read this. I'm excited about it too. Drop me an e-mail tomorrow or sometime this week and remind me to post it on my blog, OK? I can't do it right this second and don't wanna forget!

:) sml

C.L. Hanson said...

Thanks!!! You guys are the greatest!!!

The thing that happens on January 26 is that I'll start posting the actual text of the novel. I've posted a foreword, a bunch of illustrations, and a very, very, very small part of the text (see if you can find it!!!), but most of the text is not there yet....

Wendy said...

I'm looking forward to reading it. Not long now. Happy new year too.

Christy said...

I have been wanting to read this for quite some time. I've also posted about it on my blog!

C.L. Hanson said...

Thanks, you guys are awesome!!! :D

Tom Clark said...

I love the colors of the site - it's great. Looking forward to finally reading this novel since I never could quite remember to order it when you first published it. Shame on me. Shame shame shame. But I'll still buy it if it's for sale. :-)

C.L. Hanson said...

Thanks Tom -- I'm glad you like the colors!!!

I went through a few color schemes, and this one seemed to work the best.

Don't feel bad about not having purchased it -- it's expensive. Just read along, and this way you get the illustrations!!! :D