bookslam

June 25, 2008

a great podcast that does have a bit on book reviews and poetry, some music as well and live performances. I was delighted to find this because most of the book podcasts out there are always in such a formal and stuffy way so I was glad to find this which is much more relaxed and it is great, interesting, check out the podcast on iTunes and here is their site

http://www.bookslam.com/

Thorough thumbs up from here :o)

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in the next few weeks

June 25, 2008

I hope to add some more functionality to the site, including

With the 100% feedback scores under everyones names I don’t think it’s a great indication on how reliable we all are, so I’m going to add another score that just highlights how many completed swaps you’ve been involved in. I hope it’s a better indication.

I’ve been to a good book sale so I’m going to post some more books personally

I am working on the first newsletter that I hope to get out before August. Working on content and design at the moment, so keep your eyes on your inbox

I’ve added an extra page to let everyone know a forum is on the way…I hope to have this added by August as well but my jobs super crazy right now so September is probably a more realistic deadline for that. Lets see how that goes anyway.

I’ve been publicising the site in more places lately and we’ve attracted more users recently which is always good. Keep your eyes open because I hope there will be many more users and books on the site.

Well this is just an update really.

I’ve climbed Google Search Rankings with a great pace actually. If you searched in the UK for swap and books, we were on page 12. Now we’re on page 2. Obviously with Google that could all change in the next hour, but I’ve decided to take this as positive and be happy that we’re finally moving in the right way.

You may have noticed some email errors this week, this was caused by my stupidity to be honest. There is a setting called SendMail and on my home PC it’s set to False, on the web it’s set to True. I set the web version to false by mistake and caused problems this week…sorry. Needless to say it’s been fixed and it’s all working again.

We’ve had some swaps take place, the site is working and moving real fast compared to speeds a while ago. Everything is good and I’m happy everything is improving.

In the next month the Edinburgh Book Festival launches it’s program. I’m looking forward to this because I do intend to be at the festival this year, big time. Maybe see you there.

Also either in July or August I hope to send out the first newsletter, so keep an eye out for that.

Any comments, questions then please let me know.