Monday, February 11, 2008


If this rate of new debuts keeps up, I may have to scale down my debut announcements again. After all, this is a blog, not a magazine. It's a wonderful thing that so many debuts are coming out that one time-pressed blogger can barely keep up. For the time being, I'll handle announcements in chunks as I did below. That way, I can work on them for a few nights before posting.

I finished Sandra McDonald's The Outback Stars and I LOVED it. It was truly an outstanding novel. Rates up there with the best books I've ever read. This is definitely a re-read novel. I'll have a review in a few days.

I have six or seven books in my reading stack, so I'm not going to accept any more reader copies for a few weeks.

I'm going to try to get some interviews written and sent out in the next few days.

I'm still thinking about doing the newsletter thing, but so far I have not progressed beyond the "thinking about" stage. If I do such a thing, I may use Amazon Associate links (or Barnes and Noble, since they have a better shipping policy) because I'll have to shell out Actual Money for the newsletter service unless a) I want to send out text-only messages (drag) or b) I want irrelevant ads in the newsletter (bigger drag) or I want to encode the HTML myself (biggest drag of all). I also could use a subscription to Locus Magazine. Publisher's Marketplace would be nice as well.

Oh, and I'm hoping to cajole my guest reviewer into returning!


Carole McDonnell said...

Wait a second.... Woman, are you actually thinking of a snail-mail newsletter? Did I understand that rightly? Not an ezine?

Too much trouble, i think. and yeah...not to mention the shipping rates. Am I understanding this right?


Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read your review, that's a book I've been excited to read for a while now, but haven't yet managed to get my hands on it.

Tia Nevitt said...

No Carole, it would be an e-zine. I would not dream of doing a snail-mail newsletter.

Sara, I'll try to get it done in the next day or so. Certainly before the weekend. It's out in paperback now; it released on the 5th.