Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Comments...Corrections??



I’d still like to hear more comments or suggestions. Spot any glaring errors in my information (aside from bad grammer or marathon run-on-sentences)? Corrections are welcome.

Say something...it's free.

14 comments:

Colin [auspiciousdragon.net] said...

Keep on writing!

I plugged your blog here.

Mr Whiskets said...

Thank you so much...feel free to keep commenting.

Kurt said...

Don't worry, I'm sure the comments will eventually come. Found the site through colin's and was immediately impressed. I just hope you can keep up this wonderful pace (and budget to buy books!). If so, you may end up with a lot of comments disparaging you as the new Parr/Badger!

One suggestion: I think it's nice that you are not sending viewers to Amazon or another vendor with links, but it does make viewers who are curious (but lazy like me) go through some work to find these books. Not sure how you could do it, but perhaps you could link to a Google search for the ISBN number of said book and then the reader could take it from there.

Anonymous said...

If you don't want to link through Amazon maybe you could tell people that they should just go bug those pleasant people at the Strand....

Mr Whiskets said...

Kurt and all,

Thanks for the kind words. Your comment about linking is timely as I am always interested in finding ways to support my buying habits. One person I know suggested such links to Amazon. They do offer commissions to people like me through offering links and it is a way of getting money to buy books. I have applied as an "Amazon associate" and been approved but I am hesitant to pursue the matter in actually installing the widgets on my blog. In one way, I would like to get free books and on another, it may be hypocritical considering I would like the commerce of books reduced to a managable size. I would not change my thinking on books if I did have such links but I feel that perhaps many readers would think differently.

Anonymous said...

how about- a complete thumbnail of larrains "rectanglo en la mano" for us to embrace. other than that suggestion- nice navagation with your words.

Kurt said...

I can understand your concern but linking to Amazon (or others -- they certainly are not the only game in town) is by this point commonly accepted and would probably ruffle few feathers. Sure there are some blogs where you might question whether the links support the reviews or the other way around but in your case I think you've more than established your integrity.

You don't really need to fuss with widgets and whatnot. Within the Associates site, after you login, click on "Build Links" in the left margin, and then click on the "text links" entry. Scroll down to the bottom of that page to where it says "Link to any page on Amazon.com"....enter the URL of the book (it's helpful to have two browser windows open, one to Amazon.com and one to the Associates site) -- you want to grab only the beginning of the URL up to and including the ISBN number -- and the title. After you "get html" you can copy and paste the code into your blog (your associates code will automatically be there). I find this the cleanest and least obtrusive way to link to Amazon. Your mileage may vary.

Mr Whiskets said...

Thank you for the suggestion Kurt.

Anonymous said...

It would be helpful if you could direct us to the place you can buy the reviewed book. Some of the books you mention are difficult to find even on abe.

Keep up the great reviews my Ladd.

J. Gossage said...

As other say here, this is the best Photobook blog on the web. You have both the passion to find books outside the usual and the insight into what you have found. Keep up the good work. You put me on to the "Chili" book by Larrain. I met him when I was a kid in NYC, and have tried to keep up on his work ever since. The only book Martin Parr didn't have in the photobook series was El Rectangulo En La Mano. He just found a copy to make his set complete.I look forward to more.

Double E said...

you might be interested in "Sicile" - Atlas des Voyage
Edition Recontre 1963, which has many Larrain photos.

Jeffrey Ladd said...

Mr. Gossage,
Thank you for the praise. I'll try to keep up with good posts.

Please keep checking in and leaving comments.

Anonymous said...

a minor correction: "grammar." great blog!

Jeff Ladd said...

I was just testing you all to see if anyone was really paying attention. Grammar with an A...I knew that.