Good Reads Joins Amazon

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There’s been a lot of buzz this week regarding the news that Amazon  has bought Good Reads, the #1 online community for book lovers.

The news of this mega-deal has caused fingers to flutter on keyboards and many a lit-lover to threaten pulling the plug on their Good Reads account.

Currently, the Good Reads community stands at over 16 million members worldwide, and is (or, was) by far the best place by far for publishers, indie authors and book lovers to promote, discover and discuss their beloved books.

Now that Amazon has firmly positioned itself in the driving seat, this may no longer be the case.

One of the reasons Good Reads attracted such a momentous following was in part due to the neutrality of the site, and possibly the lack of commercial presence, although against each book there are links to online book retailers where you can go to…

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