Amazon buys Goodreads, and I feel fine

Amazon, the online retail behemoth that has made a much-publicized foray into publishing, has just bought Goodreads, the social book-recommendation site.

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Apparently I’m supposed to be devastated and angry about this, though I’m not completely clear why — review gaming? Big brother? I hate to disappoint you, but the opposite is true. I use Amazon. (In all honesty, I love Amazon.) I have a Kindle. I use Goodreads. I get to use them all together. Works for me.

2 thoughts on “Amazon buys Goodreads, and I feel fine

    • The monopolizing issue is a valid one, just not a concern of mine. But charging, hmmm. I don’t think so. I think they can monetize the whole thing without us seeing it on the front end.

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