The Sunday Post…Books and RSS Oh My!

Posted on 09/23/2012 in Sunday Post / 10 Comments

       

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

             

This week on The Bawdy Book Blog


What’s Next?

  • A cover reveal for J.A. Belfield’s newest novel due out next spring
  • Amanda’s review of The Unseen by Katherine Webb
  • A giveaway of BREATHE by Sarah Crossan
  • Jennifer’s review of What Kills Me by Wynne Channing
  • Indie Author Excerpts featuring Isaac Ho’s novel, The Repatriation of Henry Chin

 

Book Haulin’!


This week had a few goodies in my mailbox!

 Wrayth by Philippa Ballentine

Judging A Book by Its Lover by Lauren Leto

Valley of Dust by Karoleen Vry Brucks

Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry

 

Important Update if you subscribe to The Bawdy Book Blog via RSS or Email!


Google is a business and as such, businesses like to make money. There have been rumors circulating on the web here, here and here (okay, so the last one is less rumor and more fact) that Feedburner, the free Google service that feeds your content to people’s RSS readers, is going away next month.   Or, at least the API is, which means third parties can’t use the client (ie – widgets).  This means that anyone already subscribed to the old feed needs to re-subscribe to the new feed.  

This number looks so lonely, doesn’t it?  Don’t you want to subscribe?

  If  you subscribed via email, please re-subscribe via the new email subscription service.  You get the ability to choose your subscription options with this service: if daily emails are too much, you can opt for weekly, or bi-weekly instead!  If you absolutely NEED to know what’s happening moment by moment, you can choose hourly updates (but let’s be honest…you won’t and I don’t post that much). All other subscription services remain unharmed in this Google fiasco, but please bare with me as I learn the new changes with Feedblitz.  


Thanks to Penguin, HarperCollins, Gail @ Ticket To Anywhere Blog, and Karoleen Vry Brucks for the mailbox this week!

   

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Jennifer is both a book nerd and professional photographer. That means she lives in the fantasy world all the time, whether of her making, or someone else's. She collects books like the Duggar family collects kids, and began waiting for her Hogwarts letter at the tender age of 33.

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10 responses to “The Sunday Post…Books and RSS Oh My!

  1. I hate this thing with feedburner. I’m using Feedcat instead. I love the halloween header on your blog. Great haul. Pushing The Limits was one of my favorite books this year. Great haul.\n\nGrace

    • I looked at Feedcat but Amanda @ Letters Inside Out ran the code through her virus scanner (I’m on a Mac, so I don’t have one) and it came up as malware. There are some articles on the web about them being sold to hackers last year. \nhttp://blog.sucuri.net/2011/07/the-danger-of-remote-widgets-feedcat-net-sold-and-now-distributing-malware.html\n\nJust an FYI.

  2. Awesome haul, I have a friend who works at google and he assures me that feedburner will continue, so i am waiting it out at this point * shrugs* Lovely haul this week, I have Pushing the Limit in my tbr pile *eyes book shelf lovingly* I am hoping to meet Noah and Echo soon…LOL \nThanks for being a part of The Sunday Post\n

  3. thegeekyblogger

    I am sticking with Feedburner for RSS right now. I might move off in the future but for now all I did was move off the email subscriptions. That was already in the works so it was funny with the timing. \n\n\nI will make sure to update my subscription in RSS.

  4. UGH.\nIs till really don’t get what’s going on with Feedburner. It just sounds like some *features* are going away, but which ones? And Google have said the subscriber bug is a known issue here.\nBecause shutting the API is different from shitting down the service and UGH.\n*BASHES HEAD AGAINST DESK*\n\nI GET why Google has to shut shit down, but I really wish they would use clearer language. Would it kill them to put a section on the site, like ‘What this means.’? HUH?!\n\nDJAFHJLAF\n\nANYWAY. JENNNNN. YOU HAS PUSHING THE LIMITS. Love it, OK? DEAL? I so can’t wait to see what you think. I think you’ll like it :D\n

    • I think I will like it!\n\nAs far as Google and the FeedBurner debacle, I just fear they will get rid of it altogether. The Japan domain is gone already and as far as I understand it, getting rid of the API means we can’t use widgets so subscribers can sign up since widgets are 3rd party “apps.” But maybe I’m not understanding that correctly?\nYeah I wish they would clarify already.

      • Yeah, I’m definitely worried about the e-mail subscriptions (at least you can export that info), but I think as far as subscribing to a *feed* it shouldn’t be a big drama.\nBUT.\nThe whole reason I signed up to feedburner instead of using my platform’s native function was in case I ever chose to migrate. And… ugh. It’s a fucking pain. Do I change now, instead of finding out the Feedburner RSS is going to drop off into nothing? Do I wait and see the lost every. single. one. of my RSS subscriber because I didn’t ask them to switch before I moved? The vagueness about it seems almost deliberate, and then the thinrd parties who provide similar services are being deliberately opportunistic, providing half truths and using scare tactics to attract new customers.\nI REALLY wish Google would be clearer.\n\n*grumble* Sorry :S

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