I'm building a website for my wife, who's written a half dozen children's books and is currently working to get them published. I've searched the web and looked at sites like Judy Bloom, Beverly Cleary, and currently reviewing this list of websites on pinterest. I'm hoping to get a list of things the hive mind thinks a children's author website should contain, outside of the obvious list like a page for the books, blog/news, and about the author.
I am looking for sources of reliable, science-based information about food / exercise / medication / etc during pregnancy. [more inside]
Which websites list Kindle-compatible books which are free for a limited time? [more inside]
Seeking recommendations on books/websites about all aspects of eating disorders. [more inside]
Metafilter, can you help me remember the name of this website/startup that is in the back of my mind that I saw about 6 months ago and now cannot find? The site was a wiki style site that took a TV series or book and/or movie and extracted all the other books and music and films that were referenced in it. The site gave you summaries of these references and itunes and youtube links so that you could immerse yourself in the "universe" of a particular show/book. So kind of a similar idea to the madmen unbuttoned blog but more like a wiki. I have it in mind that this was a startup of some kind that was just starting out and thought that it was called little monsters or little devils or green monsters or something along those lines. (but trying everything I could think of along those lines turned up nothing so that may be a red herring!) I've been continually amazed by the power of the metafilter hive mind to solve this kind of query in the past, so thought I would give it a shot. Thanks.
What books or websites do I read to know more about the materials and craft of the world, both human and organic? [more inside]
What are the best books and websites about modern and contemporary art, from 1850 to today? I want to find materials that could totally change how I think about modern art, world-wide.
I've decided to make some big changes in how I live. Things like exercising more, eating better, dressing nicer and so on. Things are going pretty great now, but I am looking for some useful reading (magazines, books, websites, blogs) to help me stay motivated and generate ideas. Further info... [more inside]
How can I improve my art awareness (i.e paintings, sculpture, crafts, etc.)? [more inside]
Help me find websites that are devoted to promoting an individual book. [more inside]
Point me to some books and/or websites that give advice or recount experiences of dealing with awkward situations that most sources usually avoid.
Point me to some books and/or websites that give advice or recount experiences of dealing with awkward situations that most sources usually avoid. [more inside]
Online marketing - tools for keeping track of the tools? [more inside]
Is there one great source for finding the original publication date of a book? [more inside]
Has anyone come across a good website that accurately generates book recommendations, based on what you've read and enjoyed? [more inside]
Please recommend a good book blog where I can hang out. Because heaven knows I don't fritter away enough time on the Internet. [more inside]
What are some good intermediate to advanced CSS resources in dead-tree form? [more inside]
Two questions about sites for individual books: What are some great examples of book sites (i.e. sites that promote and have info on a specific book that has been published recently)? And: What do you look for in such a site (i.e. excerpts? message board?)
I'm fascinated by the intricacies of good old letterpress printing. there are lots of online and book resources re typefaces, but not as many regarding the letterpress printing. I'd love to learn more, but google isn't really helping. Any good books or websites? [more inside]
SinoFilter: I'm looking for a scholarly-but-accessible book (or books) about Chinese history and culture. (Web site recommendations also welcome.) I have done some Googling and poking around amazon.com, but frankly my ignorance is so deep that I have no good way of evaluating the quality of what I'm finding.
I am looking for either books or online resources for Bayeux Tapestry - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry - style illustrations (or any other book/site that depicts depict medieval life.) So far, the illustrations on the web are of relatively small size or poor quality.
Librarianfilter: My girlfriend is "wondering if anyone could recommend good websites containing lists/reviews for educational books/videos/software for children (ages 5 up through high school)? I recently acquired the responsibility of selecting materials (I'm a librarian) for our University's Educational Resource Center and don't have an education background so I'm new to this. I know about the Parent's Choice Foundation. I was wondering if there is something similar for librarians/educators? I get tons of catalogs but want lists/reviews, preferably online. Thanks!"
Sources for audio books.. What are the major audio book sites to search to see if a book is available in an audio version?