In the coming weeks, the Dear Author reviewers will be posting their Best of Lists. We’d love to hear from the readers here about their books of the year. If we haven’t reviewed it, maybe you’ll consider submitting a guest review for the DA readership to enjoy.
Next year, we’re making a big change. We’re downsizing a bit and we aren’t hosting ads. The ads are kind of a big hassle which I’ve pawned off on my husband in past years.
Despite the revenue, it’s not worth it to us to keep soliciting them and managing them each month because of the costs associated running the blog. Plus, there’s always the pressure to keep posting new reviews.
As you might have noticed, some of us (me!) have greatly reduced their reading and reviewing contributions placing a great deal of stress on Jayne. So I proposed that we nix the ads, reduce the number of posts a day and present a slim-downed version of Dear Author in 2016.
That’s what we’re going to do. I’m going to foot the bill for the hosting costs here at DA. One review will be posted each day from M-F starting in January. Janet will be offering up one or two opinion pieces a month (and sometimes those op ed pieces will be a long discourse about one book). You’ll still get daily deals 5 days a week, a Saturday first post for critique so long as we have them, and the weekly new releases.
We’d love to host more guest reviews so if you have one, please send them. Otherwise, DA will operate the same. If you have any questions, drop them in the comments or email me privately. (firstname.lastname@example.org)