I think social media is pretty awesome. I was on Twitter today talking to a complete stranger about whether using Contact Us forms on websites deters people from contacting us, and she said, “Oh, now I know why your name is familiar. I updated your Inspector Ramirez website to change the colours to match the new book cover.” Small online world!
The Inspector Ramirez website was created by Penguin and it’s always been one of my favourite book websites. I think the designers nailed it.The old website was all greys and blacks and reds to match the original cover of The Beggar’s Opera but with The Poisoned Pawn ready to launch in the US, and the vibrant colours of that paperback, it was time for a makeover. I can’t grab a screenshot of the entire page, but you get the idea!
And you can always check out the original, full screen version and links: it’s at www.inspectorramirez.com