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Steven Gould author of 7th Sigma

Douglas Hulick author of Among Thieves (review here)

Mark Charan Newton author of Nights of Villjamur (review here)

Kameron Hurley author of God's War (review here)

Brent Weeks author of The Black Prism (review here)

Anthony Huso author of The Last Page (review here)

Brandon Sanderson author of The Way of Kings (review here)

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Ian Tregillis author of Bitter Seeds (review here)

Sam Sykes author of Tome of the Undergates (review here)

Benjamin Parzybok author of Couch (review here)

Kristine Kathryn Rusch author of Diving Into the Wreck (review here)

Ken Scholes author of Lamentation

Cherie Priest author of Boneshaker (review here)

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Two Years?

Before we end the month of April I just wanted to acknowledge this blogs 2nd birthday, which officially happened on the 15th of this month. It is a bit hard to believe for me as I had no idea where starting this blog would lead.  Little did I know the kind of reaction and following I'd garner after such a short time, which has pushed me time and again to get to work on the next post.

This little corner of the web is still small compared to the bigger and older guns of blogdom such as Wert, Graeme, Aidan, and the ever present Pat, but the number of visit each month just keeps growing.  And I've also been happy to see the rise of other great book bloggers such as that smart mouthed yet erudite Scotsman Niall Alexander, the reviewing machine Stefan over at Civilian Reader, and the very honest Sarah at Bookwork Blues.  Most of all I'm glad to spread my love of books around.  This place all started because I love to talk books and talk books I have.  I'd like to thank all of you for the support and for continuing to read my musings. I hope that you all continue to follow me on this journey as we discover new authors and great books together.

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Aidan Moher said...

Congrats on the milestone! It's a heck of achievement. Your blog's been one of my favourite since I first found it.

Mieneke van der Salm said...

Happy blogoversary! I'm with Aidan, I've been enjoying your posts ever since I found the Mad Hatter!

ediFanoB said...

Happy blogoversary! You are one year ahead of me.
I like to visit your blog and hope you will keep up your good work.


Travis said...

Happy 2nd year Anniversary, Hatter! And hopefully many more years to come. As someone who's just starting out in the book review blog world can you give any advice on making it a success?

Unknown said...

Very cool man. Hope to see you around for years to come.

Patrick said...

Happy Blogoversary! You've got a couple of months on me (and about 700 twitter followers)

Keep up the quality content!

vvb32 reads said...

happy blogoversary! keep it going as this is one of my favorite blogs!

Todd said...

Congrats to you! Always a pleasure coming here and hope to many more years of success!

Mad Hatter Review said...

@Everyone - Thanks for all the kind words!

@Travis - My advice to start is to create a schedule and stick to it. Whether that is posting twice a week or a month depends on your goals. Early visitors look for consistency in posting, but the other major thing is share your opinion very openly. Try not to hold back. It takes a while to build-up an audience. It was probably 6 months before I started getting a good amount of regular traffic. Also, go for books that don't get attention on other blogs. Some of my most popular reviews are for books hardly any other blogs give attention to.