Pack your bags, SAS Press authors, your content is moving

April 9, 2008
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This post was kindly contributed by Key Happenings at support.sas.com - go there to comment and to read the full post.

Moving stresses me out because it means that I have to pick through all of the junk that has collected over time. It takes me days and days just to get my office prepared to move. A colleague down the hall is packing her office. She offered this tip “just tape the drawers shut and move everything as is.” What? Don’t mine for jewels among the garbage! Don’t lighten your footprint! Then I looked around my office. Oh for sure, tape the drawers shut and never look back is a good model for office moves. But, it isn’t a good model for content moves.

When we move content around, it is because we have evaluated the site usage, the comments from site users, and the content itself. Something in that evaluation screamed “move me!” As part of a content move, we also take the time to look at the individual content. Hopefully, we mine the gems, keep what’s usable, and throw out the crumbs at the bottom of the drawer.

Judi and I spent the morning putting the final touches on a new location for SAS Press authors. Starting Thursday evening (EST, of course) you will find a new section in the COMMUNITY section of support.sas.com. The section name: Author with SAS. This section was moved from LEARNING CENTER –> BOOKSTORE and renamed in an effort to make it easier for current and future authors to get information about how to publish with SAS.

What’s in Author with SAS? This section currently contains four subsections:
Book Topics: a list of suggested topics in case you already have writer’s block
Proposals: instructions for writing an effective proposal
Author’s Tools: all the information you need to complete your submission.
Under Contract: a list of projects in the works

If you have bookmarks to these pages, you will want to re-establish them. The new link will be support.sas.com/community/authors/.

Note: The Bookstore and book descriptions are not changing. These nuggets are still available in the LEARNING CENTER at support.sas.com/publishing.

This post was kindly contributed by Key Happenings at support.sas.com - go there to comment and to read the full post.

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