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.”
Byline is a blog about writing. The purpose is to write about writing, to share what I know about the craft and what I am still learning.
I have been writing for over 30 years in conjunction with my various vocations, so in one sense I am a seasoned writer, with hundreds of published articles to my credit—and more than a dozen websites. I have also been blogging for three years, with hundreds of posts. One of my blogs is The Musings of Peter DeHaan, a blog sharing a slice of life to inspire and entertain.
On the other hand, I have only recently become interested in writing books. So in this sense, I am a newbie, learning the ropes of writing longer works. I have not published a book and, in fact, I am yet to write one—though I am overflowing with ideas. (I have written two theses and am working on a second dissertation15—but do they count?)
A noteworthy item is that I’ve spent the last nine years as a magazine publisher, so I get the chance to read a lot of articles and press releases. Some of the submissions are good, most are okay, and occasionally a few are just plan awful.
That’s who I am and what this blog will cover. If you are a writer, or interested in writing, I hope that Byline will help you with your journey—it will help me on mine.
We will start our exciting journey with a series of posts of “Writing Tips.”
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 and commentary about advertising and marketing. If this topic is of interest, I encourage you to check it out. Just like this blog, you can sign up to be notified via email of new posts or subscribe to a list feed.
[In 2013, the name of the blog changed to “The Book Blog,” and the focus became book publishing. All old posts were saved in the archive section.]