A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.
Browsing by topic: Goodreads
Our look at the week’s web buzz including hotbutton issues around reader reviews, at questions of print vs. ebooks, and at Amy Tan’s new book cover.
Seven weeks have passed since Goodreads’ announced it was selling out to Amazon. At the time, many cried for a boycott. Have you followed through?
Publishing Technology’s recent study reveals a majority of publishers plan to maintain or launch multiple branded online reader communities in the next two years.
The Atlantic’s Jordan Weissmann speculates that Amazon bought Goodreads to access the site’s group of super fans, readers who buy a lot of books and influence even more purchases.
Porter Anderson recaps the social media meltdown surrounding Amazon’s purchase of Goodreads and uncovers several cooler heads who offer realistic perspectives.
Amazon.com announced that it would acquire Goodreads, a social networking site for readers. Publishers and readers reacted with a range of emotion from joy to anger.
Will 2013 feature more publishing consolidation? Free Kindles? Goodreads becoming a bookseller? Will a self-publisher win a major prize? Share your thoughts.
After analyzing 5,750,000 books on Goodreads, Otis Chandler shares his insights on the evolving nature of book discovery. The short version: once isn’t enough.
Traditionally, marketing puts seeds in readers minds. Increasingly, social media, SEO and metadata are being thrown into the mix. But do you trust them?