Tag: Goodreads

An Open Letter to Goodreads

An Open Letter to Goodreads

An Open Letter to Goodreads: Dear Goodreads, I don’t know if you expected the storm of protest that greeted your announcement of Amazon’s acquisition of Goodreads.  I’m sure you’re finding it upsetting, but I  hope that you’ll pay attention to the real concerns buried among all the sky-is-falling negativity. It… Read more »

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News & Notes — 3/30/13

News & Notes — 3/30/13

Worth Reading:  “What If the Google Reader Readers Just Don’t Come Back?” (MC Siegler, TechCrunch) “A new candidate for “World’s Worst Index” — and some indexing advice” for self-publishers, from Michael N. Marcus.  As an indexer, the indexes shown here make me both cringe and laugh hysterically.  This is why… Read more »

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Amazon Acquires Goodreads

Amazon Acquires Goodreads

    On Thursday, Amazon and Goodreads both announced that Goodreads has become an Amazon subsidiary.  To be precise, Amazon’s press release states that it “has reached an agreement to acquire Goodreads”, while Goodreads’ announcement to its readers phrased it “We’re Joining the Amazon Family!”Reactions on Goodreads range from delighted… Read more »

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Goodreads Infographic

Goodreads Infographic

Goodreads, the largest social network for readers, has created an infographic of its statistics for 2012 (below).  Gone Girl was apparently the most-reviewed book, while Divergent, Cinder, and The Casual Vacancy were among the top ten books selected by Goodreads book clubs. If you love to read but haven’t tried… Read more »

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