Getting published on paper over the last decades has been an interesting journey. It’s resulted in a few successes and what I’m comfortable calling contributions to the sports of backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering.
On the other hand, my career in ink-paper publishing has been ultimately frustrating. Because printed books are so expensive to produce it’s difficult to keep them updated or even in print unless they sell huge numbers of copies — and backcountry skiing guidebooks in North America are not huge sellers. Perhaps that’s changed, and the next generation will have more success sharing route information in printed publications. I wish them the best in their publishing journey, though however great their efforts with paper I feel that printed guidebooks will sooner or later give way to internet and digital based information technology.
Thus, I’ve actually been happy to let several of my books go out of print so I can then publish that same information on the web. Offered for free, perhaps supported by advertising.
For example, my “Dawson’s Guide to Colorado Backcountry Skiing” is out of print as of 2012, and ported to the web at BackcountrySkiingCO.com.
For information about any of my books, just click on the cover images on this page. Thanks for your interest in my work!