Goodreads

Mar. 29th, 2013 07:06 pm
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As you've probably heard by now, Goodreads is selling out to Amazon.

To say that I'm less than 100% gruntled about this would be savagely to understate my feelings. I've put quite a lot of effort into Goodreads, including the "publishing" of hundreds of reviews there, activities I undertook in part because it suited me so to do but also in part because I wanted to contribute to the community that was Goodreads. What I wasn't aiming to do was expend my precious bodily fluids for the sake of contributing, in however minuscule a way, to Amazon's already ginormous corporate profits.

Does anyone know if there still exists an independent equivalent to Goodreads? I've done some quick searching, but without success. Well, I found one site whose lead blog was by a guy promoting his self-published "literary novel" -- that was a site I exited PDQ -- and a couple of dead ones. And then I thought I'd be better off asking around, which is what I'm doing now. Assuming I do find a Goodreads substitute, I'm currently of a mind to shift all my Goodreads content to it.



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