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I Am Back Online

3 March, 2018 // 6 Comments

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night will stay a postal worker from their rounds, but winds were certainly enough to knock me offline. Starting yesterday morning, the northern Virginia [Read More ...]

So I Have a New Home Page

18 February, 2018 // 15 Comments

This took me a good three months longer than I had planned, but today I am ready to unveil the new home page for this site. The new layout deemphasizes the blog and brings more attention to the tech [Read More ...]

The Digital Reader is Now Ad-Free

31 December, 2017 // 14 Comments

While everyone was off on vacation last week, I was busy behind the scenes doing scut work on my websites. I rebuilt the Valiant Chicken site, added HTTPS, stripped out a dozen plugins I didn't need, [Read More ...]

Yes, I Respond to Media Queries

30 July, 2017 // 2 Comments

Recent events have convinced me that I need to formally announce a policy on answering questions from bloggers and journalists. Yes, I answer media queries either as an expert or on background [Read More ...]

Boom! Kablooie! Crunch!

2 May, 2017 // 3 Comments

This blog had an unexpected hiatus today while we were trying to upgrade to HTTPS. I did not crash the site (this time, anyway) but I did successfully lock myself out of the admin pages for a while. [Read More ...]

Hire Us

16 February, 2017 // 11 Comments

This is a gentle reminder that, in addition to being the best surviving ebook blog, The Digital Reader also solves web problems for authors and publishers. I build and maintain WordPress sites, but [Read More ...]

We’re Back, Baby!

20 September, 2016 // 21 Comments

Reports of this blog's demise were greatly exaggerated. The adequate engineers at MediaTemple were able to recover the database in the backup from early Sunday. This has cost me all the posts from [Read More ...]

News of the eBook World

10 September, 2016 // 0 Comments

Today I am officially unveiling a new page on my site. News of the eBook World shows headlines and links from RSS feeds for six sites which cover ebook news. The list includes Publishers Weekly [Read More ...]

Tip Us

29 August, 2016 // 0 Comments

This is a periodic reminder that you can send news tips and suggestions to [email protected], or via the contact page, or by sharing a document or folder in your preferred cloud storage [Read More ...]

Test Post

8 August, 2016 // 0 Comments

Right now I'm working on porting this blog's email newsletter to Mailchimp, and I need to test a few features. I still don't know for sure that I will move from Feedburner, but I rather like a few of [Read More ...]
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