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Amazon Buys Goodreads: The Hidden Impact On An Author’s Book Sales

By Jonathan Gunson

This article first appeared on Jonathan Gunson’s blog

The inevitable has finally happened, but… it’s still something of a shock.
Online retailer Amazon has just announced it is buying book-review site ‘Goodreads’ with its 16 million members, an acquisition that clearly recognizes the massive promotional value of the Goodreads ‘social network’.
We already knew that Amazon was the 800 pound gorilla of online book stores, but when it comes to directly reaching book readers, this now makes it a 10,000 pound King  (more)
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