Thursday, December 16, 2010

Announcements!

As 2010 winds down, mes auteurs, I'd like to take this opportunity to do three things: one, sincerely thank you for reading and commenting on this, my tiny fiefdom in the vast feudal system that is the Internet; two, wish you a happy holiday season and a felicitous new year; and three, make a couple of announcements.

First: I dislike ads and so will not be adding them to PMN in the foreseeable future (they would annoy you and wouldn't make me much money).

However! I have, as a result of my perpetual sales mindset, been considering adding other monetizing features to the blog (such as a $0.99 – $1.99 e-book or two with exclusive content, or a Zazzle-type storefront). I'm not sure how much you need Shakespeare "O Snappe" t-shirts or PMN coffee mugs, buttons, and mousepads, but if there's demand, I'm all about the supply.

Second: There will be significant upgrades to the website in the first half of 2011. Stay tuned!

Third: There will be another call for guest posts in the near future. Stay even more tuned!

Fourth: There are now 365 PMN posts—one for every day of the year! Now that I think of it, maybe I should make a PMN page-a-day calendar...

Fourth: Any theories, ideas, suggestions, thoughts, vitriol, praise, articles of propoganda, and/or grand revelations on the above topics (or any topics, really) should go in the comments. Make haste! It's almost THE FUTURE!

13 comments:

  1. I'm looking forward to the new look in 2011!

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  2. Thanks for all the time you put into this blog, it's a great resource (and fun to read).

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  3. Wow! 365 posts is amazing! Maybe you could make certain topics into an ebook. Larry Brooks of Storyfix.com did that. And even though you can find the same content on his blog, I felt it was worth the $$ to have it all in one place rather than clicking around the blog. It's a thought . . .

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  4. Yay for the ebooks idea! Looking forward to 2011.

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  5. Love your blog, Eric! Thank you for all your hard work!

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  6. This is by far one of the best blogs for anyone in the writing world. Thanks. Look forward to next year. :)

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  7. Looking forward to the change next year :)

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  8. I originally found your blog via a link on Facebook, and I have to admit, it is one of the more interesting blogs about writing out there.

    I read quite a few writer's blogs, and I even read the Writer's Beware blog, but this is the first one that I've found that does take the mystery out of how the backend (or backroom) of the publishing industry truly functions.

    Looking forward to next year on this blog.

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  9. Ooh! I'm excited about the guest posts and upgrades. Hope your year has been good so far! :)

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  10. You scared the dickens out of me, Eric old chap. With all the blog closures of late, I suspected the worse. I would like to say that I am very pleased that you are still on the air. Happy holidays, happy new year and happy blogging.

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  11. I've never commented before (sorry) but I wanted you to know that I love your blog and I'm looking forward to the big changes in 2011. Yay!! And, thanks for all of your great and helpful posts.

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  12. I, for one, would totally purchase a PMN coffee mug...

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  13. I would purchase a PMN coffee mug, provided it said O Snappe on it.

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