Saturday, December 22, 2007

Juno Books Countdown Widget

Here's something for the Juno Books authors with a future release date--that includes me! I like the idea of a graphical panel with links for pre-ordering, book info, and a countdown timer to the release date. So, I spent a couple hours goofing with javascript, images, styles, etc., and created the Juno Books Countdown Widget.

Here's what it looks like with Dru's book out in April:

I posted the code and directions on my blog. ( Grab it, fill in the values for title, author, image URL, and a few links to Book Sense, Amazon, Barnes & Noble. Paste the code in your blog sidebar, any web page, and you're done.


Sylvia Kelso said...

Wow! Chris, you is a genius! Do you really mean the rest of us can now just load up this thing and whack it on web pages etc? Surely we oughta pay you royalties or something?
Not that I won't be nicking it to use, as soon as I have an actual release date for Riversend... And maybe for the next 5 Star book as well.



Chris Howard said...

Easy as that, Sylvia! I have updated everything with a new set of instructions on my blog:

CaroleMcDonnell said...

Chris, can you do your countdown widget? That'd be nice to see. -C

Chris Howard said...

Hi Carole! Plan to, as soon as I get the cover for Seaborn. I'm also going to make a static one without the countdown so that any Juno Book--released or not--can have a widget. We need to make it easy for our readers to link to our stuff.

CaroleMcDonnell said...

ah, bless your marketing promoting soul! Sweet! -C