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Trying to decide between Goodreads and Library Thing? Here’s what you need to know
April 3, 2013 | 10:15 am

GoodreadsBookriot has a great series up detailing the differences between Goodreads and Library Thing. In Part 1, Amanda Nelson covers how to add books, the user interface and how each site handles recommendations, stats, user groups and discussions. In Part 2, Nelson covers reviews, author interactions and miscellaneous details. Her conclusion? Library Thing is, on the whole, more the 'nerd' site (more comprehensive stats, better handling of pre-ISBN books, a more refined recommendation engine) and Goodreads is more a 'Facebook for books' (more popular groups, more social interaction with authors and other users). In the end, the feature set you prefer will...

Morning Links: Stories you may have missed
April 3, 2013 | 9:15 am

Morning LinksAmazon, Publishers File for Dismissal in Bookseller's Lawsuit (The Digital Reader) Class Action eBook Royalty Lawsuit Against Harlequin Books Dismissed (Digital Book World) Goodreads Acquisition Presents Opportunity for Library Thing (The Digital Shift) We're Not Done with First Sale (Scholarly Communications) Kindle Daily Deals: Against the Fall of Night by Arthur C. Clarke (and 3 others)  ...

Six alternatives to Goodreads
April 2, 2013 | 10:15 am

When Amazon announced the purchase of Goodreads, many readers were skeptical about the future of the social reading site. Goodreads allowed users to add reviews and keep track of the books they read and interact with others on the site. Some readers are concerned with how the site might change and are looking for an alternative. Here are a couple of sites that you might consider: Library Thing – The site claims to have 1.6 million users and calls itself “the world’s largest book club.” Books are catalogued from Amazon, The Library of Congress and other sites. It should be noted that Amazon is...

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