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"First do no harm": My interview with Amazon and Goodreads on the future of Goodreads

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Amazon announced Thursday afternoon that it has acquired the popular book-related social networking site Goodreads for an undisclosed sum. I spoke with Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler and Amazon’s VP of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti on what’s next for Goodreads and its 16 million members. Questions and answers have been edited...
"First do no harm": My interview with Amazon and Goodreads on the future of Goodreads

Amazon acquires social book site Goodreads in most obvious move ever

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Amazon has announced that it is acquiring social book recommendation site Goodreads, a move that should offer strong synergy with its ecommmerce business. “Amazon and Goodreads share a passion for reinventing reading,” Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Vice President, Kindle Content, said in a statement. “Goodreads has helped change how we discover and...
Amazon acquires social book site Goodreads in most obvious move ever
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The “Facebook Timeline bump”: Bookworm app Goodreads skyrockets

How much was GoodReads worth? My calculation says $3 billion

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Earlier today, BusinessWeek speculated that Good Reads — the terrific social network founded by Otis Chandler and Elizabeth Khuri Chandler — was acquired for about $1 billion. Like most people who read this headline, I immediately clicked the article, drove a unique visitor to BusinessWeek, viewed an advertisement, and contributed...
How much was GoodReads worth? My calculation says $3 billion

Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple

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Today, Amazon has announced the acquisition of social reading service, Goodreads. Specific terms of the deal weren’t disclosed and it should close by the end of Q2. Goodreads had raised $2.75M in funding from the likes of True Ventures, since launching in January 2007. As of last August, the site...
Amazon Acquires Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Gives The Company A Social Advantage Over Apple
Reading Is Alive And Well At Social Reading Site Goodreads, Which Just Hit 10M Members

In further effort to conquer the literary world, Amazon buys Goodreads

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Goodreads, the literary social networking site, has just been acquired by Amazon at an undisclosed price. Users of the site share what they're reading, and discuss books with other users. In an announcement on Thursday afternoon on the Goodreads website, the small San Francisco startup’s founders gushed about the...
In further effort to conquer the literary world, Amazon buys Goodreads
Under Amazon's Wing, Goodreads Plans Closer Integration While Retaining Its Indy Status
Amazon acquires Goodreads, a book recommendations service

Book Lovers: If You're Not Already On Goodreads, Here's Why You Should Be

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My next series of posts is entitled Social Books. Over five posts, I'm going to explore how book readers and writers use social networking tools. Three of the posts will be from the point of view of readers, starting with this one today about the leading social network for bookworms:...
Book Lovers: If You're Not Already On Goodreads, Here's Why You Should Be

Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

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Goodreads is a social reading site that's easily pusing 20 million unique visitors per month. It's not talked about in the same way as the über-addictive social networking darling du jour, Pinterest, where users come, pin and leave. There are other, far more intriguing reasons why Goodreads is quietly...
Here's Another Fast-Growing Social Network: Goodreads

Facebook roundup: marriage equality, Zuckerberg, Goodreads, Nasdaq, smartphone research and more

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Facebook users change profile picture show support for same sex marriage – As the U.S. Supreme Court met this week to address same-sex marriage, the Human Rights Campaign encouraged users to change their profile pictures to an image of a pink equal sign on a red background in support of...
Facebook roundup: marriage equality, Zuckerberg, Goodreads, Nasdaq, smartphone research and more
Amazon says it will 'do no harm' to Goodreads after acquisition

Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

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Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring Goodreads, the book-based social network founded by Otis Chandler in 2006. The purchase price was undisclosed. Goodreads, which is based in San Francisco and launched in 2007, has 16 million members. The site lets readers keep track of the books they’ve read and...
Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

Amazon purchase of Goodreads stuns book industry

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Alarm from Authors' Guild, and many Goodreads users, over 'shocking vertical integration' but at least one writer declares move 'cool'"Truly devastating" for some authors but "like finding out my mom is marrying that cool dude next door that I've been palling around with" for another, Amazon's announcement late last week...
Amazon purchase of Goodreads stuns book industry
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