If you’ve been to this blog before and think something is a little different today, do not adjust your screen. Everything is, in fact, different as I’ve given the old blog a snazzy facelift in preparation for the U.S. publication of my book.
Sex, Bombs and Burgers: How War, Porn and Fast Food Have Shaped Modern Technology (notice the slight tweak to the subtitle) finally has an official publication date. It’s Jan. 4, which means American readers will be able to delve right into the book just as soon as they’ve recovered from their New Year’s hangover.
I’m told pre-orders are doing reasonably well, so if you’re in the U.S. and want to get your hands on a copy, don’t mess around. You can do so on Amazon.
The book was originally scheduled for publication around the end of November, a date I was never fully comfortable with. With so much other stuff competing for holiday shoppers’ dollars, I was always worried it’d get lost in the shuffle. I’m much happier with an early January release as things are considerably slower and it’s much easier to get a product noticed.
That said, I figured it was time to spruce up the blog a bit, hence the new design. After getting quotes from some web designers and checking out WordPress’ premium paid themes, this simple free theme (Choco, if you’re curious) seemed to be the best bang for the buck. And, given that I’m completely inept when it comes to HTML coding, it was also the easiest.
I’ll be doing a bit of tweaking here and on the Sex, Bombs and Burgers website over the next little while. Thanks again for reading and I hope you enjoy the redesign!
November 22, 2011 at 3:01 am
Love the new look, Pete