The Extended Tour

[Updated August 2010]

Now that most of the changes have been made the LDS Publisher sites, I thought it would be a good time to give you a tour and explain what is where.

Site Layout

Menu Bar: Just below the header are links to each of the LDS Publisher sites, so you can easily move from one to another. In the bar are also links to an Advertising page, specific to the site you are on, and a Site Map, which briefly describes the sites and has links to each one.

Search/Categories: At the top of each sidebar are two tabs. The default tab is Search. You can search by keyword, book title, author's name, publisher, or anything else you can think of. The second tab is Categories. If you click on that, you get the list of category labels that has been applied to the posts on the site. (A few of the sites still need some cleaning up, but you get the idea.)

Polls: Just below Search/Categories, you may find a poll. Or not. Depending on the site and my mood. Sometimes polls may be found in the lower sidebar.

Sponsors: The LDS Publisher sites have monthly contests where those who comment on the posts are entered to win prizes (ie: books by sponsoring authors). The sponsors of the prizes are posted in the sidebar.

Advertising: Next in the sidebar comes advertising. There are two different categories: a book cover ad and a square ad.

Misc Stuff: Below the advertising, the sidebar splits in two. This is where you find specific info about each site, links to my Twitter and Facebook accounts, and various other gadgets.

What's on Which Site?
You can find this information by clicking on the Site Map link in the menu bar at the top of each site, or on the Site Map link under the About This Site in the sidebar. The site map page contains longer descriptions and feed links for both posts and comments for each site.

Briefly. . .

LDS Publisher answers questions and posts on topics of interest to authors, especially those who are writing for and hoping to publish in the LDS market.

LDS Fiction is a listing of newly released fiction by LDS authors.

LDS Author Events & Contests posts information on workshops, conferences and book signings, as well as giveaway and contests sponsored by LDS bloggers.

LDS Author Network features information about and links to LDS authors, LDS publishers and associations and forums.


Annette Lyon said...

Great tour--I hadn't known about all the features and pages and perks. Thanks!

Th. said...


I don't know if this is a problem on my side (I have a similar problem with writers blogck), but in order to read the text in the current colors I first have to highlight it. The brown on darker brown is impossible.