Goodbye, Goodreads!

I wasn’t going to post anything today – a break is good, now and then, even when blogging, but I just cannot help wondering what’s next.
I went to Goodreads whenever I wanted an unbiased opinion. Now, that luxury is gone. How long until Amazon decides which reviews to allow and which not – again? What about their own agenda? The pushy selling tactics?
That aside, as a reader, reviewer and author, I can’t help but feel sad. My background in business allows me to understand the need for mergers and acquisitions, the finer machinations of large companies and the futility of trying to control a powerful player in any market. I just hope my concerns will prove to be unfounded.
In the meantime, I’ll be searching for other book recommendation sites. Any good ones you could recommend?

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12 Replies to “Goodbye, Goodreads!”

  1. I’m skeptical. All too often a large company will do whatever they want, even at the risk of losing the people who helped get them there. I will wait and see, but still keep my eyes open and be on the lookout for other options. Unfortunately, I believe greed rules.

  2. I don’t know what will change. Goodreads had such a feeling of freedom of speech. Now, I’ll feel like my every word will be scrutinized. I hope my fears are ungrounded. Just have to wait and see. Maybe it won’t change much, but I’ll be on the lookout for new sites.

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