Amazon Acquires Good Reads

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Amazon to acquire Goodreads, a social network for book recommendations

Well! Amazon will acquire book recommendation site and readers’ social network Goodreads, according to an Amazon press release issued Thursday.

First I heard of this was on Twitter.  Actually, it sounds like a match made in heaven, so to speak.  Maybe they could integrate the sites so you can import a list of books you’ve purchased from Amazon to Good Reads or export you’re Good Reads reviews to Amazon?  Course they *should* ask user permission to do so.

UPDATE (8/24/2014):  They’ve followed my suggestion.  You can now import books you’ve purchased from Amazon into your Good Reads account.  Now if someone would just start a “Good Films / Good TV-on_DVD” site that exactly mirrors what you can do on Good Reads (listing rather than books DVDs you own, having the ability to post reviews, viewing clubs, discussion groups, etc.)

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