Goodreads Adds Automatic Sync with Amazon Book Purchases

GoodreadsGoodreads has just announced another reason for Amazon customers to use the site.

The online book community, which Amazon acquired last year, is now enabling readers to automatically sync their Amazon book purchases with their Goodreads account. The new feature is being slowly rolled out to Goodreads users and it is currently limited to only the US,Canada, and Australia, but Goodreads plans to expand availability in the future. Continue reading

Three Guesses Why Dropbox Wants to Buy Readmill

TechCrunch dropbox readmillis reporting that a certain cloud storage service is looking to acquire Readmill, a social reading platform.

I'm still waiting for Readmill to deny the report, but I believe it's true and I bet I can tell you why Dropbox wants Readmill.

Update: Readmill has confirmed the acquisition.

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The Not-GoodReads Book Community BookLikes Adds Kindle Integration

Bookloversbooklikes logo, rejoice. The blog-focused book community BookLikes has added new support for the Kindle.

BookLikes members can now sync their Kindle account with BookLikes  and share their reading stats with other members. Members can share their reading status and the latest information on the ebooks they have read and rated. Continue reading

Goodreads Says BookLikes is Spontaneously Deleting User Content

GGoodreadsoodreads may have been founded on the idea of people communicating but lately it seems the management has only been opening their mouth to change feet.

 

I've just learned that Goodreads has disabled their integration with BookLikes, a smaller online book community, over claims that BookLikes is responsible for spontaneous and erroneous deletions of users' content. Furthermore, I've also been informed that Goodreads has sent out emails to their members and publicly blamed BookLikes for the deletions.

Based on the response from some Goodreads users (and based on Goodreads' past conduct), I am not certain that Goodreads is telling the whole truth. Continue reading