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12 Alternatives to Goodreads

*Editor’s note: On Friday, September 20th, 2013, Goodreads announced a new content policy about what consitutes a book review on ...

What Do Readers Owe Authors?

A graphic titled “The Care and Feeding of an Author on Amazon” has recently swept through the social media world. ...

Amazon and Goodreads: One User’s Response

Goodreads announced yesterday that it has been bought by Amazon. The immediate response on the bookternet (or at least my ...

Will You Be Deleting Your Goodreads Account?

The bookish internet has been aflutter since yesterday’s announcement that Amazon has acquired Goodreads. If or how this will change ...

Amazon Acquires Goodreads : Readers React

On Thursday afternoon, Twitter exploded with reactions to the news that one of (if not THE) most popular social reading sites, Goodreads, was purchased by Amazon. Reactions to this news were fairly consistent, and almost entirely negative.

Jeff Bezos’ Wife is Publishing a Book…and Not With Amazon

In the March edition of Vogue, Rebecca Johnson profiles author MacKenzie Bezos. Author of The Testing of Luther Albright, which ...

Breaking Down “The Amazon Effect”

In the current edition of The Nation, Steve Wasserman has a wide-ranging article on Amazon and its relationship with the ...

“The Blair Witch Book Trailer”

It would probably have taken me a while to stumble across the trailer for  Rhiann Ellis’ novel After Life on ...

Why You Should Consider Buying Your eBooks from Barnes and Noble

There was a time when Barnes and Noble was the big bad wolf of bookselling. Higher volume, lower margins, deep ...

Friday Forum: Would You Shop at an Amazon Bookstore?

Rumors surfaced this week that Amazon is planning to open a bricks-and-mortar bookstore in Seattle, and the internet was predictably ...

The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: An Editor’s Dilemma

Last week, I read a book from cover to cover that I simply loathed. (Yes, I almost always finish a ...

Kindle Fire Covers That Aren’t “Boring As Hell”

This week on Facebook, Margot Wood requested a round-up of Kindle Fire covers that are not “boring as hell.” Margot, I’ve ...

Why Print Is Here To Stay (A Not Anti-eBook Op/Ed)

Pop quiz: What percentage of the total book sales market do you think e-books currently comprise? Is it half e-books? ...

Beat the Algorithm: READY PLAYER ONE Edition, The Winner Is…

A few weeks back, Jenn took on Amazon’s algorithm to recommend a book for Erin, whose last great read was Ready Player ...