Friday, March 29, 2013

Goodreads is Joining Amazon

" I'm really happy to announce a new milestone for Goodreads: We are joining the Amazon family."

Hmm okay. So that's ginormous news and bound to bring hopes and fears with it. Already, in the comments, people have expresses their excitement and disappointment.  

Find the Original Article here.

1. With the reach and resources of Amazon, Goodreads can introduce more readers to our vibrant community of book lovers and create an even better experience for our members.
2. Our members have been asking us to bring the Goodreads experience to an e-reader for a long time. Now we're looking forward to bringing Goodreads to the most popular e-reader in the world, Kindle, and further reinventing what reading can be.
3. Amazon supports us continuing to grow our vision as an independent entity, under the Goodreads brand and with our unique culture.

It's important to be clear that Goodreads and the awesome team behind it are not going away. Goodreads will continue to be the wonderful community that we all cherish. We plan to continue offering you everything that you love about the site—the ability to track what you read, discover great books, discuss and share them with fellow book lovers, and connect directly with your favorite authors—and your reviews and ratings will remain here on Goodreads. And it's incredibly important to us that we remain a home for all types of readers, no matter if you read on paper, audio, digitally, from scrolls, or even stone tablets.

For all of you Kindle readers, there's obviously an extra bonus in this announcement. You've asked us for a long time to be able to integrate your Kindle and Goodreads experiences. Making that option a reality is one of our top priorities.

Well I have a Kindle Touch, so what all does that entail for me? Personally, I'm kind of excited about this but this is untouched territory...soooo.... I dunno

What do y'all think?


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