Friday, March 29, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Amazon and Goodreads, Sitting in a Tree...

K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

Okay, so if you haven't heard already, Amazon and Goodreads have decided to play well together in the playground, or more like Amazon scoops up Goodreads social network (CNET).

Do I have any speculations on what this will mean, especially for authors?

Nope. Not a one.

However, I am curious to hear your thoughts. So hit the comments section and SHOOT!

15 comments:

Natalie Aguirre said...

I just saw that too. Not sure what it'll mean. I hope Goodreads stays the same. I like it the way it is.

Mike Keyton said...

It's a very astute piece of marketing.

mshatch said...

Smart move on Amazon's part not sure if it's a good thing for authors though. Probably not :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Amazon will control everything soon.

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what it'll will mean.

I'm guessing this well work in Amazon's favor. Not so sure about Goodreads'. As much as I like shopping on Amazon, I'm not liking the monopoly aspect. I just hope it doesn't change Goodreads.

Shelley Munro said...

It means interesting times ahead and lots of discussion webwide :)

Christine Rains said...

I'm with Alex. Unless something major happens, Amazon will soon have control of everything.

Gwen Gardner said...

Amazon are the big boys. I'm pretty sure they'll be calling the shots. We'll probably see Amazon advertising on GoodReads.

Nick Wilford said...

Amazon is the biggest fish in the pond. Don't know what it'll mean yet, but I like Goodreads how it is now (although haven't really figured out all the features yet).

LD Masterson said...

Amazon scares me to death. No one company should control so much of an industry. Especially an industry as important to a free society as writing.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Amazon is a shark. A 'good' shark for now.

Heather said...

I'm nervous honestly. Amazon is becoming too big, which is never a good thing.

J.L. Campbell said...

OMG! What's next, I wonder.

Dianne K. Salerni said...

I personally have never had any problem with Amazon. In fact, Amazon gets the credit for "recommending" my first book to the producer who eventually offered me a film option on it. But it is scary to see one company control so much of the publishing world.

I read in one article yesterday that Amazon also bought out Shelfari -- and that was a dismal failure, right? So, did Amazon acquire Goodreads to run it better or run it into the ground?

Misha Gericke said...

No I haven't an idea about what this will mean in the future, but I'm looking forward to see. :-)

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