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First up we have the winners of the Molly O’Keefe ARC and the Caitlin Crews novel. We are giving these away in conjunction with a beautiful post by the two authors on Shame and the Romance Heroine. Winners have been emailed and requested to please fill out the form at the bottom.
Next, we have a couple of new features at Dear Author. First is an Author Cloud. This is a representation of every author we have reviewed here at DA. We will be deploying more features surrounding this in the coming months. The idea is that we are trying to make it easier for you to access and find content.
Additionally, we have created an alphabetic list of our reviews. There is a list view for each grade as well as an image oriented viewing. As you can see in the latter pages, we have some work to do in generating images for every review. Bear with us as we clean everything up. These views will be accessible via the menu bar.
Third, if you are looking to search through our reviews, think about using the Advanced Search Feature. It’s in the sidebar and allows you to search for terms by Author, Title, Reviewer, Grade, and using “Key words”, the genre.
Finally, you may have noticed last week we had some problems getting our site to agree with Internet Explorer browsers. The culprit appears to be the Advanced Comment Editing program. I’ve always had problems with that. I know readers love to edit their comments and one way I believe that this can be accomplished is by moving to Disqus. I also have heard from commenters that some really dislike Disqus. However, we can make it so that Disqus works almost exactly like the commenting system we have here. There will be no threaded comments and you can comment anonymously without signing up for a Disqus account.
Let me know your thoughts.