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Dispatches from the Digital Revolution

Goodreads: a second opinion (Part 2)

A day after I drooled with admiration over the mission of social book reading site Goodreads and their not-as-sketchy-as-Amazon’s book reviews, Amazon swept in and bought them. Cue the speculation, lamentation, … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

Goodreads: a checkup

I use Goodreads to brag. I do so in the most subtle, but competitive, and most definitely dork-alicious way.  Quickly scanning the “friend″ update emails,  I’m not always drawn to what … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · 1 Comment

Top News of the Week

How do readers discover books? The Goodreads Founder and CEO Otis Chandler discusses the challenge facing every publisher in Publishing Perspectives.  Tablets and reading. With last week’s launch of the … Continue reading

March 16, 2012

Top News of the Week

B&N confirms they will not be stocking books published by Amazon. According to Publishers Weekly, this comes after the licensing deal Amazon Publishing reached with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for HMH … Continue reading

February 3, 2012 · 1 Comment

Amazon pushes into publishing, and others start pushing back

Amazon, perhaps more confident than ever with Larry Kirshbaum on its team, continues to forge ahead rather aggressively in its publishing ventures. Love ’em or hate ’em, but there’s no … Continue reading

February 1, 2012 · 1 Comment

The social reading experience: Part four

By JEN BRAY So it seems that the future of ebooks is social reading, but how will this affect the solitary act of reading itself? Will educators, publishers, and readers … Continue reading

December 10, 2011

The social reading experience: Part three

By JEN BRAY In addition to the most recent attempts by ereader leaders Amazon and Barnes & Noble, there are also other initiatives by online social reading sites and open … Continue reading

December 1, 2011

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