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Website Programming

Before I started writing compelling crime fiction, I wrote a lot of computer code that ended up looking very much like websites (such as the one you are currently viewing). Many of these are no longer online, however, time permitting, I will be resurrecting them soon.

A list of my creations follows:

Indipenned.com

Indipenned: Home of Independent LiteratureIndipenned.com is, perhaps, the website I am most satisfied with. It’s a social network for independent authors, combined with an online bookshop providing an economical way for them to sell their books (far cheaper than Amazon that is).  It was quite an undertaking. 

Each author listed on Indipenned has their own profile page that provides a dedicated area for their books, lets them showcase their writing by posting short stories and blog articles, and promote book-related events such as launches and signings. Indipenned is designed to be a meritocracy and includes an in-site search engine with a bespoke page ranking algorithm designed to ensures the cream of independent literature floats to the top. Finally, there’s the bookshop with an integrated ecommerce payment system. That was a tasty bit of coding.

The inspiration for Indipenned came from my own experience as a writer. One of the things that struck me very early was how helpful my fellow authors were. I created Indipenned to provide an online are to cultivate that spirit. The ultimate goal is to create see books being sold because of the quality of the writing and not the amount of marketing budget they’ve benefited from.

 

More to follow.