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Goodreads Adds Automatic Sync with Amazon Book Purchases

April 16th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Goodreads, Social Network, Social reading → No Comments

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.
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Wattpad Raises $46 Million in New Funding

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Social Network, Social reading, Wattpad → 2 Comments

Wattpad wattpad_logolaunched phase 3 of their expansion plan today:

  1. Launch community
  2. Not be acquired by Amazon
  3. Profit!
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Readmill is Shutting Down – What to do Next

April 4th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Readmill, Social Network, Social reading → 2 Comments

It has nowdropbox readmill been a week since Readmill announced that they were being acquired by Dropbox, and now that the appropriate mourning period is over it is time to consider what to do next.
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The Not-GoodReads Book Community BookLikes Adds Kindle Integration

March 6th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Booklikes, Social Network, Social reading → 2 Comments

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.
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Wattpad Updates Their Social Reading Apps With Offline Mode, Inline Comments

February 18th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Android, iOS, ipad app, iPhone app, Social Network, software news, Wattpad → No Comments

The wattpad_logosocial writing network Wattpad rolled out a new update last week for their mobile apps. In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, the apps now support a new offline mode which enables users to not just read and write stories, but also add comments and vote on stories.
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Goodreads Says BookLikes is Spontaneously Deleting User Content

October 11th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Social Network, Social reading → No Comments

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.
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Looking for a Replacement for Goodreads? Try Booklikes

September 21st, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Social Network → 12 Comments

booklikes logoWhether you agree with the new review policy or not, the latest dust-up at Goodreads is inspiring a number of members to go look for an alternative. Some are ending up at LibraryThing, others at Shelfari, and a few are trying a relatively new community called Booklikes.
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Goodreads Announces New Content Policy – Now Deletes Reviews Which Mention Author Behavior

September 20th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Social Network, Social reading → 62 Comments

1110730419_204cee0fde[1]Goodreads has long been struggling to decide between the opposing needs of reader/reviewers and of authors, and today the latter group has finally won out.

Goodreads announced a new content policy on Friday. In addition to a few token gestures in support of an anti-bullying policy, this Amazon-owned online community has announced that they will now delete bookshelves and reviews that focus on author behavior:
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Wattpad Expands Into Crowd-Funding

August 12th, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Crowd-Funding, Social Network → No Comments

wattpad_logoThe only writing community Wattpad has just announced a new crowd-funding platform.

It’s called Fan Funding, and it offers writers and readers a chance to connect in a way that is less social and more directly financial. With luck it will enable authors to leverage their fanbase and generate new income.
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Book Country Relaunches With Closer Integration With Sister Company Author Solutions

July 23rd, 2013 by Nate Hoffelder · Social Network → No Comments

book_country_logo[1]The Random Penguin Solutions feeder tank online author site Book Country was relaunched this morning. The site now offers more services, better support for more genres, and plans to launch an ebookstore where authors can sell their content.
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