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Audiobook-Heaven Site News Archive 2012

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See also:
2011 Site News


July 1, 2012
For the past several days I’ve been working on getting some social media icons on the sidebar and I finally got them up and working today. Readers can now find Audiobook-Heaven on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and also subscribe by RSS or email.

June 27, 2012
Audiobook-Heaven got a mention on another blog today in an article that I and some other bloggers contributed to. Take a look at the article at Girl xoxo.

June 22, 2012
Finally got around to updating the About page.

June 15, 2012
A momentous day for Audiobook-Heaven! Today we posted our 300th audiobook review! Thank you everyone for your continued readership!

June 14, 2012
Kind of a busy week for Audiobook-Heaven. This week I was contacted by a writer who wanted to contribute an article to the site, an author who wanted his book reviewed, and a publisher who also wanted some books reviewed. On top of that, today, Friday, we published our 300th book review!

May 14, 2012
Well, it was a long and time consuming project but all of the links across the site have been repaired. Thank goodness that’s done!

March 13, 2012
A bit of good news to report. I contacted Audiobook Jukebox about my url problems. I thought they would have to delete all my links and I would have to resubmit them, but RockinBear said it would actually be easier for him to just repair them on his side. I gave him a list of all my reviews with the old url and the new url for him to work off and he says the job is coming along. At Audiobook Community I’ll have to just resubmit everything so I went ahead and deleted all my old blog posts there. In the meantime I’ve added new drop-down lists to Audiobook Heaven that will allow readers to search reviews by author, narrator, genre, or publisher. The old search pages I had were quite a chore and I’m glad to be rid of them. This new method will be easier for everyone. Updating the links on each of my reviews will be a long process, probably at least 3 months or maybe 4. The Twitter page I started up recently seems to be doing well, we have about 8 followers already.

March 10, 2012
I’ve grabbed all the new url’s and put them in the spreadsheet. I have also fixed the links for the row of buttons at the top of the page, and also down the sidebar. Finally, I have repaired all the links on the site news and halo award pages. Not a bad day’s work but the real task of replacing the links on each review page begins tomorrow.

March 9, 2012
Began the repairs today. Step 1 is to grab the new url for all 319 pages and copy them into my spreadsheet. This will be the easy part.

March 8, 2012
Disaster struck today. I was playing around with the site as I often do but today I really screwed something up. In a nutshell, every single page at Audiobook-Heaven now has a new link. That means that every internal link I’ve made to my own pages is now dead and there are more than a thousand of those. What’s worse, every link I’ve ever placed on another site like Audiobook Jukebox or Audiobook Community are also now dead. Three years of work on the site all went right down the drain and I’m starting from scratch. It will be a long process.

February 22, 2012
Received an email today from someone at JKS Communications, distributor for the works of A. J. Scudiere. They are beginning a big promotion for three of Scudiere’s books in audio form. I agreed to accept some review copies, and we also discussed the possibility of some free giveaways, so look for more updates on this exciting topic in the near future!

February 19, 2012
I got an email today from someone wishing to contribute a review or article to Audiobook-Heaven. That was pretty exciting because we’re always glad to have guest contributors. It’s a great way to reach even more readers, and hey, it’s less work for us! Look for a review by Aileen Stillman coming soon!

February 1, 2012
Audiobook Heaven saw a record number of visitors in January. 1,968 readers stopped by, for an average of 63.48 per day. That beat the old record which was set back in March 2011. Thanks everyone for your patronage!

January 18, 2012
Our very first audiobook giveaway ended today and the winner was announced. This was a lot of fun! There were seven entries for the January giveaway and we’re hoping that even more turn out in February!

January 11, 2012
I found a good broken link checker online yesterday at www.brokenlinkcheck.com. It found 18 broken links at Audiobook-Heaven so I’ve been cleaning those up for the last couple of days.

January 7, 2012
The star ratings have vanished into thin air even though the gadget is still showing up on my design screen. I’m thinking that they are more trouble than they’re worth so I’m just going to forget it for now. Maybe another time.

January 4, 2012
The free audiobook giveaway for January was posted today! A winner will be drawn on January 18 so get your entry in today.

January 2, 2012
The star ratings gadget was added today. Readers can now give their own rating to the audiobooks that are reviewed here at Audiobook-Heaven. Look at the bottom of each audiobook review for the star rating gadget.

January 1, 2012
HAPPY NEW YEAR!


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2011 Site News

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