Dead Trees is a new venture for 2013, what will hopefully become a leading resource for the Internet's growing self published author community. Envisioned as part resource and part social site it is a place where all within the publishing community can find help and support for their projects.
As a resource it is my intention that authors can find the skills that they may lack from within the community, from editors to illustrators and even publishers. Help and guidance from established or new authors to enable all to avoid the pitfalls of publishing. A guidebook to where they can get published and where not to get published to ensure a successful literary career.
As a social site it's a place for the publishing community to network and get to know each other better, to find new colleagues and to share interests outside of publishing.
Since the late 90's I have designed and maintained my brother's website promoting his artwork. Originally written in standard HTML code since 2003 his website has been developed using DotNetNuke. This same technology has been used to promote other artists and musicians over the years, including at one point a social forum for airbrush artists that was incorporated into a previous version of my brother's site.
Since 2008 the site has been maintained as a memorial for my brother's work after finally losing a long battle with brain tumours.