Friday, March 29, 2013

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:

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

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  2. It's a very astute piece of marketing.

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

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  4. Amazon will control everything soon.

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  5. 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.

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

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

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

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  9. 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).

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  10. 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.

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

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

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  13. 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?

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  14. 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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