Goodreads adds new ‘Ask the Author’ feature

By Joanna Cabot
May 22, 2014 // 0 Comments

I posted this to the Morning Links, but this is such a cool story that I wanted to elaborate further. Goodreads has added an intriguing new feature called ‘Ask the Author’ which allows users to post questions to favourite authors, get answers, and read the questions and answers which [...]

My Goodreads Wishlist for 2014

By Joanna Cabot
January 2, 2014 // 4 Comments

One of my first online tasks of the year was to update my Goodreads reading challenge. I aimed for 50 books last year and fell just short, but one of my new year’s resolutions is to waste less time goofing around on-line and to spend my leisure time more productively. So I am aiming for 75 [...]

New Kindle Lineup Faster, Lighter and More Locked Down

By Joanna Cabot
September 25, 2013 // 13 Comments

Amazon announced a series of new Kindle tablets yesterday. Some of the intriguing features of this new lineup include a faster processor, improved battery life and a slimmer, lighter profile. As for the ‘lowlight,’ these tablets are more integrated than ever into the Amazon ecosystem, [...]

Goodreads New Author Protection Policy

By Joanna Cabot
September 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

Thanks to Nate at The Digital Reader for his comprehensive write-up of the new Goodreads content policy designed to ‘protect’ authors from cyber-bullying by overly exuberant readers. Goodreads couched the announcement as a friendly ‘note regarding reviews’ and it begins with [...]

Morning Roundup: Authors and readers band together to stop Goodreads bullying

By Joanna Cabot
August 26, 2013 // 0 Comments

We Need a Digital-First Curriculum to Teach Modern Journalism (Media Shift) At the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, one panel addressed adding programming skills to the curriculum: “Why All Your Students [...]

App Review: Goodreads for iOS and Android

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 22, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now that Amazon is buying Goodreads, I’m guessing lots more people are going to be using the site, so it seemed to make sense to write a review of the app. Goodreads has an app for both iOS and Android. It’s also available in the Amazon Appstore for the Kindle Fire. Oddly, that version [...]

Morning Links: Goodreads Success Stories (Infographic)

By Joanna Cabot
April 5, 2013 // 0 Comments

StorEbook Reader Promises Better Spoken Word Narration (The Digital Reader) Infographic: Goodreads Success Story (ebook Friendly) 17-Year-Old Writer Gets 3-Book Deal (Galley Cat) Can Publishers Disintermediate Amazon? (Futurebook) Kindle Daily Deals: Deadly Recall by Donnell Ann Bell (and 3 others) [...]

Author discovery: One more reason Amazon may have purchased Goodreads

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
April 2, 2013 // 3 Comments

When I wrote last week about the implications of the Goodreads/Amazon merger, I missed one particularly important reason Amazon may have decided to purchase the social reading site. But before I mention it, let me step back for a moment. I’ve been seeing some good quality books coming out of [...]

Six alternatives to Goodreads

By Susan Lulgjuraj
April 2, 2013 // 4 Comments

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 [...]

Goodreads CEO Speaks Out About Amazon Merger

By Joanna Cabot
March 29, 2013 // 3 Comments

By 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 [...]

Amazon and the Goodreads acquisition: What it might mean

By Juli Monroe, TeleRead
March 29, 2013 // 1 Comment

I admit my heart sank when I saw the news last night that Amazon had acqired Goodreads. Even though I’m a happy Amazon customer, I’m wary of big companies getting bigger. When I woke up this morning, I started thinking it through, and I see several possibilities and implications. [...]

Goodreads acquired by Amazon

By Susan Lulgjuraj
March 28, 2013 // 1 Comment

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 [...]

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