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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Ian Regan » 12 Oct 2008, 15:51

Well, I hope you had a productive afternoon working on the next journal, Tony. 8) I would love to write an article for you one day on some of the lesser known paperback illustrators, such as Peter Archer and Charles Stewart. Perhaps we could tie it in with the creation of Armada Books, which was, after all, when Blyton first became widely available in the paperback format.

Speaking of which, the one final suggestion I have for the Cave of Books pages concerns the paperback illustrations. Do you think it would be worthwhile to add links to galleries listed on external websites (such as my own)? As a random example, the page for The Mystery of the Secret Room could have links in the illustration section to the galleries containing the artwork of Charles Stewart and Rodney Sutton for that particular title. :?:
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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Kate Mary » 12 Oct 2008, 17:48

Great idea, Ian. I for one would be interested in an article on the artists who illustrated the early Armada editions. These were the Blyton books I first collected, and I have enjoyed looking at your website.

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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 29 Oct 2008, 11:57

Just an idea :idea:

If the on-line shop were to be put into one of the little boxes on the left hand side, a good name for it could be:-

The Tuck Shop
or

Cave of Goodies. :D

Just a passing thought.

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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Ming » 29 Oct 2008, 13:24

I like the sound of Cave of Goodies, however, The Tuck Shop makes more sense! :D
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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Tony Summerfield » 29 Oct 2008, 16:29

Sadly I don't think that the shop is busy enough to deserve a button of its own, Julie. There has only been one customer in the last 8 weeks - you! :lol: And it is 'Open All Hours'!
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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Lucky Star » 29 Oct 2008, 18:48

I wonder if many people visit this site to try to buy Blyton books..... and then go away again when they find that there are none for sale? Not that I'm suggesting Tony should start stocking books for sale but maybe an obvious section containing links to places like Ginger Pop would be a good idea? It could be called "Tunnel to the bookshops" or something.
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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Julie2owlsdene » 29 Oct 2008, 18:55

Tony Summerfield wrote:Sadly I don't think that the shop is busy enough to deserve a button of its own, Julie. There has only been one customer in the last 8 weeks - you! :lol: And it is 'Open All Hours'!


That's a shame forumites. Come on, if we don't use it we may loose it, as the saying goes.

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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Tony Summerfield » 29 Oct 2008, 19:42

Lucky Star wrote:I wonder if many people visit this site to try to buy Blyton books..... and then go away again when they find that there are none for sale?


I have had one or two people trying to buy rare books from the Cave! :lol: They also normally tell me how stupid I am not to have put a selling price in!! :roll:

There are currently links on the site to several dealers and I am very happy to do this, but the Society doesn't benefit from this in any way, so I am not sure that I would want to go any further in this direction.
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Re: Website Makeover

Postby Moonraker » 30 Oct 2008, 14:04

I must agree with Tony here, the internet is full of retail companies, and it doesn't take much effort to find how to purchase a certain title. surely, that's what search engines are for?

Let's face it, if you type Enid Blyton into Amazon, the Society doesn't get a mention!
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