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Writing and Publishing

Save a Tree

In 2010, on a mailed statement, there was a notice that “for every 13 people who go paperless, one tree can be saved.” Really? What does that mean? 13 people go paperless with this company for one month and one tree will be saved, or 13 people go paperless with this company for one year and […]

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Writing and more

Is Two Really Twice As Good As One?

Several years ago, I sought to add another product to my publishing business. I looked at options and considered alternatives. Two possibilities rose to the top. I began investigating both, planning to pursue whichever path opened up first. Instead, they both did. So, I embarked on two nearly simultaneous publication launches: AnswerStat (information hub for […]

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Writing and Publishing

The Price of Information

If I subscribed to every email newsletter and information service that was offered me, there would not be enough time to read them all. So when a newsletter offer appears in my in box, which frequently happens, I give it only the briefest of consideration before pressing delete. Last week, however, I paused long enough […]

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Newsletter Columns

Six Types of Books in My Library

I really enjoy books. I like to read them and I like to buy them. My collection is vast, falling into six categories… Read the rest of this post at its new location.

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News

A New Blog: From the Publisher’s Desk

This blog, the “Musings of Peter DeHaan,” is about nothing, but covers everything. It is essentially a sharing of my stream of conscience. While this blog will continue unabated, I have started another blog, one with a stated purpose and goal. It is a business blog, called “From the Publishers Desk,” and shares my tips […]

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Writing and more

The Work of Publishing Periodicals

I publish four periodicals: two magazines, an e-publication, and an e-newsletter. There is an established workflow to each, with every day requiring that some task be accomplished for at least one of them. Additionally, one of the magazines has an overlapping production schedule, meaning that sometimes I have to start the next issue before the […]

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Musings

Forty years ago today

Forty years ago today, on July 20, 1969, two men, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, landed on the moon and walked on its surface.  It was an historic event, the crowning achievement of space travel to date, and produced one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century. Other visits were made since, but […]

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Writing and Publishing

Magazine Goes Green – Sort of

A weekly (or almost weekly) magazine that I receive, recently announced that it was going to have four “green” issues this year, with the goal of being “carbon neutral” in 10 years. I was curious how they would handle this “green” issue.  o their credit, they emailed me when it was ready and I went […]

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Writing and Publishing

DMNews Scales Back

Weekly news publications, I am told, are the ones most squeezed in today’s markets.  They are wedged between the proverbial “rock” (instant news via the Internet that trumps weekly updates) and “hard place” (advertisers reallocating their ad dollars towards more established monthlies that target the same audience or online). One of the magazines that I […]

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Writing and Publishing

Another One Bites the Dust

Today I learned that another magazine I read is ceasing publication.  This isn’t really a surprise to me.  In fact, I’m surprised that they have hung on this long.  They were an advertiser-supported magazine and their number of ads has been a bit sparse as of late.  From my perspective, their content focus and target […]