Niche blogging this ain't

Excuse the colloquial and inartful title, but it seems to capture my perspective on this subject. And what exactly is the subject here? Well, my inability to stick to any particular genre or subject or age group, etc.  It seems to me that basic strategy when it comes to building an audience online is know your audience and give them what they want. Pick what you know, or want to know, and cover it well.  Unfortunately for me, I seem unable to do either. Heck, I can’t even settle on a...

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Reviewers Block?

Sorry about the lack of content around here of late (thanks to Jeff for stepping up and posting some reviews). I have just not been in the mood to write book reviews. On top of that I have been reading more non-fiction which is harder to review and I have read a couple of ARCs that have not yet been released and I was holding my reviews until closer to the pub date. I was also trying once again to revive Right Reads (both as a web page and as a Twitter account). The idea was to have my reviews...

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Attention Publishers

On the off chance that publishers monitor this site on a regular basis (outside of when I post reviews of their books) I wanted to make an announcement of sorts. This is one of those good news bad news sort of things. The good news is I have a new job which really is good news in these trying times. The bad news is it will take up more and more of my time and thus seriously curtail an already somewhat reduced focus on books and reviews. Work and two young children had already begun to limit the...

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