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Goodreads CEO Speaks Out About Amazon Merger
March 29, 2013 | 7:12 pm

GoodreadsBy now, we've all heard about Amazon's acquisition of Goodreads, the popular social media hub for book fans. I've seen a lot of speculation--including here at Teleread--about what this means for the future of Goodreads. This article at Paid Content is the first to answer that question straight from the horse's mouth, by posing it to Otis Chandler, Goodreads' CEO. Some highlights: • You can expect to see "customizations and better integrations for people who do use Kindle," but for everyone else, the site will "largely remain as it is." • Goodreads will be a subsidiary of Amazon, so 'on one level' Amazon will have access to the site's...

Morning Links: What will Amazon do with Goodreads?
March 29, 2013 | 9:00 am

Morning LinksWhat Will Amazon Do With Goodreads? (DBW) Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content (Paid Content) Google Starts Google Shopping Express Pilot in San Francisco (The Digital Reader) Junot Diaz Wrote a Short Story Worth a New Mercedes (Publishing Perspectives) Kindle Daily Deals: Birdman by Mo Hayder (and 3 others)...

Goodreads acquired by Amazon
March 28, 2013 | 6:22 pm

Amazon has purchased the social networking site Goodreads, it was announced today. “We are joining the Amazon family,” Goodreads CEO and co-founder Otis Chandler wrote on his blog. “We truly could not think of a more perfect partner for Goodreads as we both share a love of books and an appreciation for the authors who write them. We also both love to invent products and services that touch millions of people.” Chandler states Goodreads isn’t going away, but that support from Amazon will help the site develop. Also, there will be integration for Kindle users and people who use Goodreads. The comments on...

Morning Roundup — Stories you may have missed
November 10, 2012 | 8:45 am

Otis Chandler of Goodreads The slow pace of ebook innovation (O'Reilly Tools of Change) The transformation of publishing (The Guardian) Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler on the Future of Discoverability and Social Reading (Digital Book World) A New Era for Books: The Random House-Penguin Merger Is Just the Start (The Atlantic) Kindle Daily Deal: Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser {and} Puss in Boots by Eric Metaxas & Pierre Le-Tan * * * Follow us @TeleRead  Join us on Facebook...