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Goodreads no longer independent: "Joining the Amazon family"

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sweetpotatoboy
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Goodreads no longer independent: "Joining the Amazon family"

Post by sweetpotatoboy » Thu March 28th, 2013, 8:22 pm

Amazon swallows up yet another independent book site.

Goodreads blog post here (hope the link works):


http://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/413- ... mpted=true

Press release here:

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zht ... highlight=

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Vanessa
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Post by Vanessa » Fri March 29th, 2013, 11:16 am

Amazon really are taking over the world! I hope it doesn't make much difference.
currently reading: My Books on Goodreads

Books are mirrors, you only see in them what you already have inside you ~ The Shadow of the Wind

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Post by Ash » Fri March 29th, 2013, 12:53 pm

I really like the book discussions on Constant Reader(on Goodreads), as opposed to the ones on Amazon which are full of trolls and spam. I don't see how this can be a good thing.

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Post by Misfit » Fri March 29th, 2013, 2:41 pm

I'm trying to keep a wait and see attitude. I do like the discussions at GR much better. Amazon would have to be fools to mess with that, I'm sure they realize their discussion boards are a mess of trolls and spammers, evidenced by how they've tried to crack down and clean them up in the last year. With little success. GR groups (and the subsequent discussion boards) are created by and moderated by group members. Someone spams one of my groups and they're out on their ear and they can't come back unless I let them.
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