*+-Executives from Goodreads, HarperCollins, and Penguin Random House shared book discovery tactics in the age of overload at BEA’s IDPF conference on Tuesday.
*+-National Readathon Day encourages readers to sit with a book on Saturday, January 24th to help raise money for literacy efforts in the United States.
*+-A new study reports that after a book wins an award its social media ratings tend to dip. The Guardian explains why.
*+-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.