Morning Roundup: Kobo Suspends Usage of Goodreads API

KoboKobo Suspends Usage of Goodreads API (Good e-Reader)
Kobo is one of the largest online booksellers in the world and currently has over 3.5 million titles available. Over the course of the last few years the company has been depending on GoodReads for book reviews and ratings. This has populated millions of titles with user generated data that influences peoples buying decisions. Michael Tamblyn, Chief Content Officer at Kobo has just confirmed that the company has suspended the GoodReads API.
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Why Kobo Thinks Customers Will Buy Fancy E-Book Readers (Fast Company)
While Barnes & Noble plays ambivalent about the future of the Nook and Amazon continues to dominate the e-reader industry, Canadian firm Kobo is opting for their own strategy: Lightweight e-readers with more bells and whistles than the Kindle.
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2013 Thurber Prize Finalists Announced (GalleyCat)
Three finalists have been picked for 2013 Thurber Prize for American Humor. The $5,000 prize, named after author James Thurber, honors an “outstanding book of humor writing” for the year.
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LEGO Libraries and Bookstores (Boot Riot)
No one needs to tell book lovers about the joy and wonders of exploring a library or a bookstore. But what about the joys and wonders of exploring a library or a bookstore via a Lego model or recreation?
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Kindle Daily Deals: Today only, more than 20 great reads for college students. ($2.99 or less)

1 Comment on Morning Roundup: Kobo Suspends Usage of Goodreads API

  1. Nice work trolls!! This week you’ve driven several thousand members from badreads and Kobo has stopped the badreads feed because of the bogus reviews costing Amazon millions in revenues. Maybe this is the kick in the butt Amazon needed to realize the trolls on both sites are a serious liability. No forums have survived a serious troll infestation like the one now in the happy little Amazon family of websites. When they all get back to work on Tuesday and see the losses caused by you trolls I suspect there will be big changes, changes that will root out the criminals who have just this week caused huge damages in members and revenues. Got a new sub title for my book “Suffer Not a Troll to Live.” The Stalker Troll Purge of 2013. Like it? Enjoy your last weekend of Stalking losers.

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