Update from the Book Blog

The Book Blog Merges with Peter DeHaan’s Byline to Cover the Art of Writing and the Business of Publishing

All keyposts from The Book Blog have been successfully integrated into my writing blog, Byline, with a convenient feed of recent posts on this site.

The scope of Byline has been appropriately expanded to now cover “the art of writing and the business of book publishing.”

New content about writing and publishing is added to Byline each week. Please check out my latest posts. And while you’re there, leave your email address in the sidebar on the right to receive an email each time a new post goes live.

The Book Blog has seven categories of information. Commentary, Marketing, Publishing Trends, Self-publishing, and Tips have all be integrated into Byline. The remaining two categories of News and Archives have not and remain here in their entirety.

Thank you for reading The Book Blog. I look forward to seeing you at Byline.


Update from The Book Blog

I will take a creative break from “The Book Blog” and will repost some of the best content from our archives, which covers over four years.

If you want to read new posts, check out my writing blog: Byline.


Peter DeHaan Opens His Writing Newsletter to the Public

Veteran Magazine Publisher, Editor, Author, and Blogger Shares about Writing in Weekly Newsletter

June 9, 2015GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.Since last year Peter DeHaan has shared about writing in his free monthly newsletter, “Write On!” He now opens up the subscription to anyone interested in writing, from the beginner to experienced professional.

“I started my newsletter, ‘Write On!’ to keep in contact with people who attended the sessions I led at writing conferences over the past several years,” said Peter, who is a magazine publisher and editor, in addition to being a writer with over three decades of experience. “I sold my first article in 1982, and the world of publishing has changed a lot since then. I want to share my experiences and encourage others in becoming better writers”…  read more>>


News Release: Blogging Video Available

Blogging Video Available: 12 Tips For Better WordPress Content Creation

Veteran Blogger Peter DeHaan’s WordCamp Grand Rapids Presentation Is Now Accessible Online

Peter DeHaan spoke at the recent WordCamp in Grand Rapids Michigan. Peter’s topic, “12 Tips For Better WordPress Content Creation,” is now available for online viewing at Other recordings from WordCamp Grand Rapids are also being added.

WordCamps are informal, community-organized events, put on by WordPress users for WordPress users, including everyone from the casual hobbyists to core developers. “This is my second year attending WordCamp Grand Rapids; it’s such a great event,” said Peter DeHaan. “This year, I had the privilege to be able to give back to the local WordPress community. WordCamp Grand Rapids is a well-run event with a great core team of organizers. Everyone there – both speakers and attendees – were so willing to share what they know and to help one another.”

Peter DeHaan has been a magazine publisher and editor for the past fifteen years, a blogger for the past seven, and a published writer for much longer. Peter’s editing, blogging, and writing skills made him an ideal person to talk about blogging on WordPress. “I have multiple blogs and have written over 1,500 posts,” added Peter. “I think I’ve made about every mistake a blogger can make, and I hope I helped other bloggers avoid repeating my missteps.”

Grand Rapids WordCamp is an annual event put on by area WordPress enthusiasts and entrepreneurs, with each year being bigger and better than the year before. For 2014, the event expanded to three days.

The direct link to download Peter DeHaan’s presentation is


Happy Holidays

I want you wish you a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. May the holidays be a great time spent with family.

With Christmas and New Year’s Day falling are on Wednesday this year, I will take a two-week break from blogging (on this blog) since I know you won’t be reading posts on those days anyway.

Look for my next post on Wednesday, January 8, 2014!

(Some of you experienced frustration in not being able to comment on recent posts. I apologize for the problem and am pleased to report the the problem has been fixed, as well as the second problem that was caused by fixing the first one!)

Again, happy holidays!


Press Release: The New Helps Businesses Locate Call Centers

Call center locator site receives overhaul to better highlight leading outsourcing contact centers around the world.

Peter DeHaan announced the complete overhaul of his popular call center locator website, highlights leading outsourcing call centers from the United States and around the world in an easy-to-use directory for businesses and organizations that seek to outsource call center and contact center work.

“Contrary to popular opinion, most of these outsourcing call centers are located within the United States and not offshore,” said publisher and editor Peter DeHaan, PhD. “Though we do have a section for those who desire to look offshore, we highlight call centers located in North America: the United States and Canada.”

The new website merges the listings and content from three formerly separate sites:,, and “All of this information is now conveniently located in one place,” said Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc and owner of the directory. “Plus, we changed platforms and added new features.” The site also encompasses the call center listings from Connections Magazine and the healthcare contact center listings from AnswerStat magazine, resulting in a truly unified call center directory.

“The old site was showing its age,” said Peter DeHaan, the site’s principle designer. “Users will appreciate its new, clean look, as well as the ease of finding and viewing information.”

Call centers, contact centers, and telephone answering services that want to be added to the directory, can learn more at the “more info” tab at the site.

For more information, go to


Top Ten Posts from Peter DeHaan Publishing for 2012

Prolific Blogger Shares Top Ten Posts For the Year

Mattawan, Michigan – Here are the ten most popular posts from Peter DeHaan Publishing for 2012. Thank you for reading these posts:

  1. Simultaneous Submissions
  2. Increasing Email Effectiveness
  3. Magazine Growth
  4. Moving Towards HTML5
  5. (this post contained obsolete information and was removed)
  6. Social Media is a Sales Tool, Not a Sales Plan
  7. Double Opt-Out Nonsense
  8. US Mail Delivery
  9. Email Open Rates
  10. Double or Nothing?

[Posted by Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]


Welcome to the New Peter DeHaan Publishing Website

Website Moves and Unveils New Look and Enhanced Functionality

Mattawan, Michigan – Welcome to the new home of Peter DeHaan Publishing. It has a fresh look and is powered by the leading WordPress blogging software.

The new From the Publisher’s Desk is also improved:

  • A new format will make reading easier.
  • Readers can post comments with one-click simplicity, with no more Captcha codes to read and enter.
  • Subscribers will enjoy a more robust delivery of posts.
  • New features will be added in the future.

Plus the complete archive of past posts has been moved as well.

Don’t miss a single post; subscribe today or use the RSS newsfeed.

Look for new posts each Wednesday at the new From the Publisher’s Desk.

[Posted by Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]



Blog Focus Switches to Book Publishing

Blogger to Narrow Focus and Address Book Publishing

Mattawan, Michigan – Peter DeHaan announced a refocusing of his blog “From the Publishers Desk” to address all aspects of book publishing and the the rapid changes occurring in the industry. “When I started this blog, I offered commentary, news, and tips for all things publishing related. This included magazine publishing, newsletter publishing, online publishing, book publishing, e-books, marketing, advertising, and postal costs. I would even occasionally talk about the magazines I publish,” said Peter DeHaan.

“Although these things all interest me, I covered too many subjects to connect with readers all of the time. From one week to the next, no one knew what I’d be sharing — or if they’d find it interesting.”

From this point forward this blog will focus on book publishing.

This will include printed books and e-books, traditional publishing and self-publishing.

“I hope you’ll stay with me for the journey,” concluded Peter DeHaan, “and please tell your friends about Peter DeHaan Publishing.”

[Posted by Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]


Peter DeHaan Publishing Named a Constant Contact 2011 All-Star

For the second year in a row, Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc is recognized for achieving exemplary marketing results

Mattawan, Michigan – Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc, publisher of Connections Magazine, AnswerStat magazine, Medical Call Center News, and TAS Trader, has received the 2011 All Star Award from Constant Contact® Inc, the trusted marketing advisor to more than half a million small organizations worldwide. Each year, a select group of Constant Contact customers are honored with the All Star Award for their exemplary marketing results. Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc’s results ranked among the top 10% of Constant Contact’s customer base.

“We are truly honored to have been recognized as an email marketing All Star for 2011. This is our second year in a row, which makes this award doubly exciting,” stated Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing. “We work hard to follow — and exceed — industry standards and expectations with our email programs. We strive to reduce our bounce rate and increase our open and click rates. Offering messages that are relevant, valuable, and appreciated by our subscribers helps with this. Once again, Constant Contact has seen those efforts and rewarded us as a result.”

Peter DeHaan Publishing, which publishes Connections Magazine, AnswerStat, Medical Call Center News, and TAS Trader, makes extensive use of email to connect with readers and disseminate critical and timely information.

“There is nothing we like more than to see our customers finding success. It’s the reason Constant Contact was founded, and it’s a thrill to see the fantastic results that our All Stars are achieving,” said Gail Goodman, CEO of Constant Contact. “This group is really leading the charge when it comes to delivering relevant, engaging content that drives real business results. We salute this year’s All Stars for their success, and are honored to have played a part in their achievements.”

[Posted by Peter DeHaan, president of Peter DeHaan Publishing Inc.]