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I agree with your approach and would make one modification: when you replace
the old PDF with a minor revision, note the file revision date on the Web
page. For example: Book14, 7/25/2003. This way, folks can tell at a glance
if you've posted something new(er).
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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Posada" <JPosada -at- book -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, July 25, 2003 6:16 PM
Subject: Do you tell them?
> I'm writing and/or updating 15 FM books. I have a web site where I post a
> PDF of each book. On a rotating basis, I'll update and rePDF anywhere from
> to 4 books every day or every couple of days.
> The problems is that telling a distribution of 20 or so people and/or
> Exchange distribution lists means that almost everyday, a whole bunch of
> people are hearing that such and such documents have been updated...and
> after awhile, the notices just become noise.
> Therefore, I've taken the following approach...if it is just an update or
> minor revision, I just replace the old version of the PDF with the new
> version and I only send out a notice when something major is done to a
> such as a new section.
> John Posada
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