Sunday, November 1, 2009

Audiobook-Heaven Site News Archive 2010

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2011 Site News
2012 Site News


December 31, 2010
I got several new audiobooks this week, so I'm pretty excited about that. I got two from Susan to be reviewed for SF Site, and I got 5 from Blackstone Audio. I'm not sure if I mentioned that, but Blackstone Audio has agreed to send me review copies. None of the other publishers I have contacted has responded yet, until earlier this week when I heard from Simon & Schuster. S&S hasn't promised anything yet, but they're considering it.

December 24, 2010
Every now and then I run through some Google searches to see if Audiobook-Heaven is showing favourably. Of course, I could find it by searching for "audiobook heaven"; I'm showing up at number 4 now where I used to be 6 or 7. My real goal has been to show up when someone searches for "audiobook reviews", but I've never had any luck. I've searched as far down as 200 Google entries and never found Audiobook-Heaven. That changed today. I searched "audiobook reviews" and found Audiobook-Heaven at number 50. I know not many people are likely to go that far down the list, but it's a step in the right direction.

December 21, 2010
I finally decided to spend ten bucks and register my own domain. As of today, Audiobook-Heaven can be found at http://www.audiobook-heaven.com/. The old url, http://www.abheaven.blogspot.com/ still works, it will redirect to the new domain.

December 16, 2010
Had a pretty exciting day today! The mid-December issue of SF Site was published today and I was happy to see two of my audiobook reviews included in it. "The Golden Apples of the Sun and Other Stories" by Ray Bradbury, and "Hull Zero Three" by Greg Bear were published over there along with my short bio and a link back to Audiobook Heaven.

December 2, 2010
I was looking through my stats at Statcounter.com yesterday, and I noticed some hits coming from some place called abbythelibrarian.com which I had never heard of. Abby the Librarian, as it turns out, combs the 'net for audiobook reviews, and once a month posts links to some of them on her site. Works for me! Over the last two days I've gotten quite a few hits from Abby. I added Abbythelibrarian.com to my Audiobook Resources widget.

December 1, 2010
Awesome! Audiobook narrator Joshua Swanson stopped by Audiobook Heaven today to leave a comment on Ro's review of Peeps. It was a great honor to have him here and I hope he stops in again sometime!

November 25, 2010
The spammers have gotten a little out of hand lately. Since they always comment anonymously, I changed the setting so that anonymous comments will no longer be accepted. Hopefully that will solve the problem so I don't have to start manually approving every comment.
Happy Thanksgiving!

November 17, 2010
Another landmark day for Audiobook Heaven! Today, I posted my 100th book review, To Kill A Mockingbird. Go check it out!

November 13, 2010
For the first time in Audiobook Heaven history, I had a guest reviewer! My friend and fellow Scott Westerfeld enthusiast, Ro, was kind enough to provide an audiobook review for Peeps, which I published today. Check it out!

November 12, 2010
A couple of days ago, I was contacted by one of the founders of Audiobook Jukebox, asking if I would consider contributing to their site. I checked them out and liked what I saw. Audiobook Jukebox is new, and their goal is to become a hub for audiobook reviews. People who write reviews, like myself, can submit a link to that review at Audiobook Jukebox. For reviewers, it could mean increased traffic, and people who like to read audiobook reviews will be able to find tons of them all at one convenient location. Sounds like a good deal. Today I contributed links to ten of my reviews, and within a couple of hours I was already getting significant traffic from them. I'll keep submitting a few links to them each day.

November 2, 2010
No news for a while, huh? There hasn't been much to report, so I guess that means everything is running smoothly. I made one minor change to the blog this week. I changed the title from "Audiobook Heaven", to "Audiobook Reviews from Audiobook Heaven." Just a minor change to the visible title, as well as the meta tag title, in hopes that I can get slightly better search engine placement. don't know if that will help much, but it can't hurt.

June 30, 2010
June is over already, hard to believe. I'm going on vacation so there won't be any audio book reviews in July. See you in August!

May 31, 2010
May is over and I accomplished my goal of posting a new audio book review every other day throughout the month. It was kind of a scramble and I feel a little frazzled so in June I'm going to slow down a bit. Throughout the month of June I'm going to post new audio book reviews every Wednesday and Saturday.

May 27, 2010
Excellent! It looks like the subscription emails are now going out on schedule and apparently the Facebook update is working too even though I didn't do anything to it. Works for me!

May 26, 2010
It looks like the email subscriptions are not working. The form itself works, allowing people to sign up, but the emails don't seem to be going out. It also looks like the feed to my Facebook account is not updating. I fiddled with some settings at Feedburner last night. The delivery time is set for between one and three pm so we'll see what happens. If you're subscribed, thanks for your patience!


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