Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Young Adult, Book reviews, industry news, and commentary from a reader's point of view

DA Downtime

Dear Author is going to move to a new server this weekend that will provide (hopefully) faster access with greater reliability. However, because it will take time to switch the domain names and for those domain names to repopulate, we are going to take DA offline from Friday night until Saturday night or Sunday (depending on when and how long the change will take).

So if you visit DA Friday or Saturday and it doesn’t spring up immediately, don’t be alarmed. Plus, you should be over at the blog voting anyway.

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. Bibliotrek
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 14:51:48

    Does this mean no First Page Saturday this week? :( I love First Page Saturday!

  2. Bibliotrek
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 14:52:10

    Er, not to be all negative. Hooray for new servers!

  3. Jane
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 14:57:38

    @Bibliotrek: My hope is that we will be online by Saturday. If not, then Sunday and we can post the First Page on Sunday.

  4. Christine Rimmer
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 15:12:29

    DA Down? Bad. Faster access and greater reliability: Yay. Don’t comment much anymore. Life is way too hectic lately. But I always need my DA fix.

  5. sarah mayberry
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 16:38:06

    Nooooooooooooooo. What will I read when I am supposed to be writing? You’re my favorite procrastination destination. But I guess i can handle two days or so. Happy new server day!

  6. lucy
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 16:46:32

    I’m going to miss the site when its down. Reading DA is my daily ritual.

  7. library addict
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 17:07:32

    Good luck with the move. Hope things go as smoothly as possible.

  8. Estara
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 17:47:45

    @library addict: Yes, this exactly! Best of luck!

  9. GrowlyCub
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 18:37:38

    Did you leave Esosoft then, if you need a DNS propagation?

  10. Jane
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 18:38:31

    @GrowlyCub: Yep, to powervps or vpspower (Can’t remember exactly).

  11. KarLynP
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 19:15:49

    Good luck Jane. I just did a big site conversion to a new server last week. No fun! We went from a standard service package to a hosted virtual server and saw major improvement in speed. Be sure to re-check your email addresses when you are live, we had some issues that required the mail exchange to be modified. Hopefully it will be quick, but that depends on your ISP.

  12. Ammarylis
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 20:04:42

    *Ammarylis haz a sad*

    Yay for a new server…but I really don’t know what I’m going to do without DA for 2 days. I check this blog AT LEAST 5 times a day. It’s like book crack.

  13. CupK8
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 21:43:21

    Good luck with the switch! Hopefully it will be a smooooooooth transaction.

  14. Taryn Kincaid
    Mar 17, 2011 @ 22:13:39

    Good luck! Hoping DA will be back up and running in a blink!

  15. EC Sheedy
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 01:01:41

    I don’t comment much, but I’m always checking in to see what’s up. But I’ll comment now just to wish you a smooth transition. This kind of thing always makes the nerves jump a bit, right?

  16. Helly
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 06:12:29

    I agree with Sarah Mayberry – procrastination destination supreme.
    Hope all goes well.

  17. Lada
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:57:41

    No matter which link I try (including just Googleing) I’ve been unalbe to access Everything else is working for me so I’m wondering if anyone else is having dabwaha access issues?? :-(

  18. Lada
    Mar 18, 2011 @ 12:59:08

    Or…unable to access…sigh.

%d bloggers like this: