Wanted: C Street Web Designer

Wanted: Politically engaged web designer interested in religion to collaborate with me on a resource site for my forthcoming book, C Street (Little,Brown, September 27). If you have to ask what C Street is, this job’s probably not for you. As for me, I’m the technologically illiterate co-founder of this site and the author of a few books, including

The Family, to which C Street is sort of a sequel. Whereas The Family was mostly about the past, C Street is mostly about the present. Whereas The Family was mostly about, well, the Family, C Street begins at their now infamous Washington address and ventures outward, from the Middle East to Africa to the U.S. military.

If you want to make a buck, this also probably not for you. Little, Brown is putting a lot of energy behind the book, but they don’t want to make a site — they feel book sites aren’t worth the money unless they’re for megastars, or popular novels with pre-established followings. I think they’re probably right, but I have something different in mind. Not a promotion site, but a really cool resource site featuring documents, audio, and video related to C Street, the book, and The Family.

If you’re interested, send links to your work at jeff dot sharlet at gmail dot com. What I’d really like to find is a collaborator, someone engaged by these questions, who’d like to work with me to build something great. But if you need to get paid, let me know how much. I have no budget for this, but maybe we can figure something out.

And while I’m at it, I’m looking to hire someone to update my personal site, jeffsharlet.com. That is paid work. Not too well-paid, though, so again, the ideal person is someone interested in the things I most often write about — religion, fundamentalism, politics, and American popular music.

Jeff Sharlet is a founding editor of Killing the Buddha, coauthor with Peter Manseau of Killing the Buddha: A Heretic's Bible (2004) and co-editor of Believer, Beware (2009). Sharlet is also the author of Sweet Heaven When I Die, (2011), C Street, (2010), and the New York Times bestseller The Family (2008).