Saturday, 27 July 2013

On Top Down Under Book Reviews is Moving

When On Top Down Under Book Reviews was created in October 2012, never would we have dreamed that it would grow as quickly as it has. Two total strangers, from two different hemispheres, came together over the shared love of books.  A friendship between these two strangers happened first, of course, otherwise there would be no collaboration.  Not only has the friendship grown but so has the reviewing site.

Soon On Top Down Under Book Reviews will be switching over to a new-look WordPress site. The look of On Top Down Under may change but the books will still be reviewed the same, by the same two people with some guest reviewers thrown into the mix, and there will still be current and personal posts as well. Our name will remain the same. Our little reading hobby has taken on a life of its own and we, both Kazza K and Cindi, feel that it's in the best interest of the blog to move to a site with more flexibility and another server, one that is more accepting of the types of books we review and our occasional NSFW photo or GIF. Okay, sometimes more than occasional.

As changes occur they will be noted with additional blog posts.  We hope that our members will continue to follow us once the transfer is complete and that all will continue to support us as we continue to grow. We are aiming for September 1st as our transfer date as our resident computer guru has been working diligently to make everything happen quickly. 

What will change?  On top of having a more professional and inviting look, the site will be easier to navigate as each post will be properly categorized. Purchase links will be in place for ease of use as well as other dynamic more user-friendly functions. Our Facebook page will be accessible with the click of a mouse as will our Tumblr account. Our contact information and submission policies will also be easier to find. The only major thing (other than appearance and navigation) that will change is that each current member must rejoin the site. Once this is done, emails will be sent to members advising all of new reviews, contests, interviews and other posts. Choosing to follow our new-look site allows subscribers anonymity and access to reviews as soon as they are posted via email, if desired. 

We hate to ask our members to rejoin as all of you have been very supportive of our endeavor. However, this is the only way for us to move forward with the new server. Once we are up and running you will see why we felt that it was necessary to make these changes.  

Also, On Top Down Under Book Reviews will be celebrating our one year anniversary on October 6, 2013. We are very proud of this milestone. More on that will be posted as we move closer to that date.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, email us at the address below or click our pictures on the right of this post and send us an individual Goodreads message. If you are interested in receiving an email reminder when the time for the transfer comes, contact us at or click here and one will be sent to you. Any and all email addresses shared will remain confidential. We go to great lengths to keep our own personal information private and respect the need for privacy and anonymity.

We are excited to see what is in store for On Top Down Under Book Reviews in the coming years. We look forward to sharing that growth with you, our members.

Cindi and Kazza K


  1. I am excited. Our new site is up, but it is under construction so please bear with us as we build it over the next few weeks.

  2. I'm excited as well. I can't wait to see everything up and running. It's going to be amazing. :)