Bookstore Software Updates

While I’m on the subject of the bookstore, I am in the process of making various improvements to the site.

All product entries should now have a list of category tags so that you can see at a glance what sort of content they have.

I have also started adding little badges to products that have won or been finalists for awards. I’ll need to go through the site and check everything we have to get those up, but here’s an example: On A Red Station Drifting by Aliette de Bodard. This should also serve as a reminder to awards that they really should have logos that can be easily downloaded from their websites.

Finally the Wizard’s Tower Twitter feed is now syndicated on the bookstore site, so you can see at a glance what new books have been added.

There will hopefully be more good news about software updates in a week or two.

Oh, and you’ll note that I am now using the word “finalist” rather than “nominee” for works that get on award shortlists. This is because I’m very much over seeing people describe themselves as a “Hugo nominee” because they got their mum to put their book on a nomination ballot.

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