There are going to be some slight changes at Dear Author (and some major ones) while we tweak our schedule. Dear Author is three years old April 4, 2009, and in order to stay fresh and interesting, we’re going to be adding new content and paring down some old content.
Sundays have always been about ebooks but I think that it’s increasingly wrong of us to separate digital publishing from regular publishing and possibly marginalizing digital publishing. In a world where the two business models of publishing are converging, it is harder than ever to have a discussion of one without the other.
Therefore, Sunday’s will no longer be when we talk solely about the business model of ebook publishing. Tuesday is our regular opinion day and any discussions we have about digital publishing will be folded into our Tuesday opinion day. The first of those articles will be in two weeks and will be on the topic of How Bezos Pwned Publishing. (I was intending to publish the article this Tuesday but want to address the issue of Erotic Romance and the RITAs in a timely fashion).
On Sunday we intend to focus on two things.
- First, we want to go back to highlighting digital press books (rather than the business model). Having a specific day set aside to post reviews of digital press books will encourage us to read/review those books that might otherwise not get read/reviewed. From now on every Sunday will feature a book review of a digital press release.
- Second, we will post a weekly round up of tech related links such as hardware, software, lawsuits, and the like. We encourage readers to send us links at dearauthor @ dearauthor.com with the subject matter “Sunday Tech Items”.
Finally, from time to time we will post instructional posts related to technology and reading and those will continue to be posted on Sundays.
If there are changes you would like to see in content, please let us know. It will help Dear Author to remain relevant in the years to come.