About Chris Meadows (4149 Articles)
TeleRead Editor Chris Meadows has been writing for us--except for a brief interruption--since 2006. Son of two librarians, he has worked on a third-party help line for Best Buy and holds degrees in computer science and communications. He clearly personifies TeleRead's motto: "For geeks who love books--and book-lovers who love gadgets." Chris lives in Indianapolis and is active in the gamer community.

2 Comments on Goodreads moves away from Amazon API for book data over restrictive terms of use

  1. I found it interesting that when the announcement was made a few days ago, a lot of Goodreads members were yelling at Goodreads and threatening to quit. Apparently, they didn’t read far enough or the details weren’t available at that time. It’s to every writer’s (and reader’s) benefit for the books to be available in a variety of formats. Amazon is once again trying to shut out all other retailers. Good for Goodreads, that it didn’t bend the knee. If it had, it would have been severely crippled in what it does.

  2. I included a link to your post in a Storify entitled simply “Goodreads and Amazon”. From what I can tell, the split was inevitable.

    I created the Storify for myself and then decided to share it with others who would like more information on the topic.

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