If you have visited the site over the last couple of weeks you many have noticed a new menu item on the left of the pages. With some time on my hands, taking a break from uploading new acquisitions to my collection, and with an interest in expanding the site, I added The Authors to the menu. This will allow readers to see the total number of authors that are in the NCL as well as the number of books each author has in the library. As I create each individual author page to supplement the main The Authors page, you will see links on each of the series pages and each of the book pages that will direct you to the author page.
On each author page you will see a portrait image of the author, a short biography taken from one of their NCL’s books, and book list of every title the author has in the NCL. The titles will link to their corresponding book page on the site. I am about three quarters the way through all of the authors and should be finished within a week or two. Then I will link each author page in a loop so that readers can, if they choose to, jump from author page to author page in alphabetical order.
Once this task is completed, I will return to uploading all the books I have found since the last update. I am also continuing work on finishing The Book Covers Project with a focus on Series Two. This is a very time-consuming process as most Series Two books are in bad shape when I find them and therefore they must be cleaned up before they can be included. Otherwise the page will be full of substandard images. With over one hundred books in Series Two, you can imagine the amount of work involved.
During the time I have been working on The Authors, I have managed to find a good number of NCL books as well as books from the Macmillan Paperbacks series. You will see them added over the next few weeks. As for the NCL books I found, you can see the image below: