When I entered the self-publishing business five years ago I wanted a vehicle to advertise my books, so I started a blog. Not that most people are any more interested in reading advertisements than they are in reading opinions. But I found that either (1) I needed to take Marketing 101 if I wanted to sell anything, and/or (2) not very many people want Bible study guides unless they are written by names they know. (I thought about publishing under a pseudonym like C.R Sproul or John McArthur – Mc, not Mac – , but decided it was not really ethical.) So I have shut down the business end of Saluda Press and discontinued the blog. I am continuing Saluda Press as a ministry providing free Bible study guides and Christian children’s books for free. I do also provide services to aspiring writers; for that I will continue to charge a very reasonable fee.