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Sunday Tech Changes

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 @ 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.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Kimber An
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 05:56:15

    Well, I’m a little bummed to see it go, but I have to admit you’re replacing it with something great too. Sunday’s my favorite day of the week at Dear Author.

  2. Maili
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 07:51:30

    I’m still learning the time table of DA. Have I got this right?

    Monday – first sale
    Tuesday – letter of opinion
    Wednesday – ???
    Thursday – ???
    Friday – film review
    Saturday – first page group critique
    Sunday – ebook day
    Every day – a book review

  3. Jessica G.
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 07:55:05

    I am now eagerly anticipating your article on how Jeff Bezos pwned publishing :D

  4. Heather Massey
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 08:08:02

    Sounds exciting!

  5. Darlynne
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 09:10:21

    I’ll definitely be all eyes for the Bezos article and applaud the return to highlighting digital press books. I love this place. ETA: This is where I come to learn about all things “e” as related to books.

  6. Sara, Ms. Adventures in Italy
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 09:48:48

    Jane I saw your tweet re: what if? DA without reviews…I hope that’s not going to be a reality – I love all the content on the site but the reviews are very key to me (along with the ebook/digital perspective)!

  7. Jessica
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 10:33:31

    I agree with Sara. I cant think of any regular feature I would like to see removed from DA. I like all of it.

    But I do understand the desire to grow. Looking forward to seeing what the big changes are. Good luck with them!

  8. Jane
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 11:27:50


    That’s essentially right. We have alot of guest content coming up in April, May, June so I think I’ll post that on Wednesdays. In general, we try to post 10 reviews a week for an average of 30 reviews a month. If we review a new release, we try to do it around the release date so the last week of the month and the first two weeks of the following month should be about new books. We fit it on the “old” books the rest of the time.

  9. Janine
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 12:53:50

    First sale is moving to Mondays? Didn’t we just have one this Friday? Or are we doing them on both days?

  10. Jane
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 13:15:35

    @Janine Nope, we are moving them to Monday. We did have one on Friday and we’ll do them on Friday until our commitment to the Friday authors is fulfilled.

  11. Darlynne
    Mar 29, 2009 @ 18:04:32

    But the Haiku Thursday is going to stay, right, even if it’s Haiku some-other-day?

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