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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amazon buys goodreads

 Well this is interesting.

When asked how Goodreads would be integrated into Amazon, and the all-important question of how, and when, a retail component might be rolled into the site--currently users can buy books through a host of third party retailers, including Amazon--both Chandler and Russ Grandinetti, Amazon v-p, Kindle content, skirted the subject.
 When pressed, Chandler said: "We don't have any plans to change anything about the buy links in the short term, but in the long term we're going to do what's best for our users."
Grandinetti said the acquisition was "not about making Goodreads commerce enabled," but, instead, about opportunities to improve the user experience of Kindle owners. Chandler said the site will remain "an independently controlled subsidiary of Amazon" and noted it will keep "full control of editorial content and the recommendations."
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