Here a cup of Tea
It's important to have one to read this story. You should also prepare an other one, and one other again just to keep the pace.
Funny story, light to read and entertaining as you wish. And here the authour bring us the end of this part. Volume 6 is the end of [Game world or A different world ?] but Just4Fun the author promised it was only the first part, and after a break the time to think what to do, he will start the second one.
Let's with him good luck on that !
This is a function I was working since quite some time !
Ok, I just checked the date, and it look like it's not even a week .. Well, it seemed very long for me.
So now ! You have now access to a bunch of stats on the website. The link is at the bottom of the books/authors list on the frontpage.
With that, you'll see first the number of weekly visitors, just so you know I'm not writing alone for nobody. Yeah, people come here ^^
(And it's number of visitors, if you come once, or ten time in the week, you'll only be counted once)
With that weekly stat come the most downloaded books of the week. Check the most popular one here.
There is also a graph showing if it's either the pdf or the ebooks which are more popular. At the moment it's really balanced. Interesting enough, one month ago, pdf files was clearly winning. I should try to find where this difference of trend come from.
The other really interesting stat for visitors is the longest serie. Calculated on the number of words, you can find which serie will keep you busy for long.
... I'm just thinking I should add the number of books too on this graph. Because it's also interesting how the number of words in one book can change drastically ! Like how Altina with 3 books have only 10% more words than Forgotten Conqueror with its only book ([The World] isn't counted)
At last, just to not have a too small page, I added the language of origin. It was also for my personal curiosity to have an overview on that.
Now, I know not a lot of you will check it, also the link is at the bottom of the page so it's not really visible. But it's also only for curious ;)
That will probably the name of this first book.
I didn't read it, but be sure it is in my todo list !
What I know, is that this serie is first ranked at RoyalRoad.com. Which can hint of the quality (even if quality isn't popularity. [see PS:])
After that, we took some time with the author to give it the best appearance for it. I'm pretty happy to have now some of my books which have differents style and vibes. (even if it was cool to have some sort of a "brand")
And at last and the more important, I'm not doing the ebooks in one go. No. The author have his work being totally reviewed by two Proofreaders and I'm only doing the binding after them. So expect a definitely high quality for an amateur fiction !
Also, since I'm doing at the rythme of proofreader, have some patience between two books and praise their hard working.
PS : Seriously, I don't know if "Knights of Emerald" has been popular outside of France, and judging by the size of the french and the english wikipedia page, it seem not. But this was a piece of crap ! (apart the first or two volume) And I was ashamed to see so many people reading it, devouring it. published once every sixth month, big as a brick. The writing was totally rushed. And now, it's still in the best selling after all those years. A shame for all good readers, but well, it mean that those amateur writer have a lot of future if they have that as competition !
When I opened the website, I had three authors. Not quite a lot, and so having on the front page, the list of authors wasn't a problem, also it was easier for me in my code.
Now, I have 10 authors, still not so much, but on the front page, when you're new, you don't really know what's will be behind a name, no idea at all. Ok, even me while browsing, when I wanted to go on the page of a particular book, I had sometime some doubts on which author it was.. So, having the list of authors wasn't an option anymore.
Actually, even a list of books name isn't enough ! When you just read a name, it does say some little things, but not enough. I needed the possibility for the use to filter them by categories.
And so the need of a search function.
And here we are ! After a lot of back-end work to make you a neat search function. Enjoy my sweat.
For those who want to know :
Before, all my datas were stored on xml files directly. It was easy for me to maintain, just create a file, copy-paste the content of another author, and edit it. And voilà ! A new page is created.
While the home page just listed all the author directories. So that was why it was a easy for me to do like that.
Now, everything have been migrated to a MySQL database, it enable me to easily do functions like a research, or listing the same things in different ways : like "list by authors/list by books" that was have on the homepage.
The downside, it's a little annoying to enter new informations for me. Maybe later I'll do a administration page for that, but it's a lot of work for not so much gain when you're alone.
I'm actually going in every direction ! With the making of Mushoku Tensei who take a terrible amount of time ! Like, I take one hour to do a book, and there are 24 books ... you can do the math. Yep, that start to be a pain, but it's going smoothly.
Aside of it, the date for Game world or A different world? is drawing near, I have been asked to do Mother of Learning and now I'm waiting its author approval. I'm discussing with the author of Age of Heroes the files will be done.
Quite busy ! And that make me happy, I'm doing something at the end. And seeing the list of authors on my homepage is quite fulfilling.
And in the middle of that, I still find time to do the first three volumes of Overlord after seeing a request on reddit. (Yeah, I can't resist the tears of despair)
The fourth volume will be done following my "one month rule" for letting it to be thoroughly checked by the readers ; so it brings us to the 7 of august.
Guh, I talked too much, now if I want to talk about the novel, this post will make my few readers flee ! So, at a time I wanted to play dungeon keeper, but after seeing the critics, well I found it was better to not, sad, and hadn't the courage to play the first .. probably an error. Let's keep us away of the guilt of not playing this gem, by reading this novel and say ourself : that's the same as playing the game huahahaa~~
I didn't knew of the bluefire reader, ok, I don't know about a lot ! I just use Moon+Reader for my Android, and the integrated reader of Sigil, my ebooks file editor.
And I can say, he is pretty good ! (at least for the windows version) .. ok, I just tested it like 30s, but it looked good. (some features like the number of columns adaptation were cool, and others like the lack of focus on dialogs were annoying. but hey, can't have everything).
The reason I'm talking about this reader is thankful to the report of someone (yes, it's the name he signed, too bad, the mail informations informed me it was actually Aladeanra).
My ebooks (nearly all) made Bluefire crash ! Yup, my files are this powerful 8D
Actually, it's just one code line (css) used to make the text on covers to be centered on the page, and when a css isn't supported by a reader, it should ignore it, but Bluefire really didn't liked this one and crashed ... not good.
For the time being, all .epubs have been edited and are now Bluefire-crash-free, with a little addition on covers. I think they are a little better.
In the same time, I have mailed Bluefire to warn them of this bug so they can patch it.
Thank you Aladeanra for noticing me. (and Bluefire will probably thank you by proxy)