Amazon Picks Up Bibliophilic Social Platform Goodreads

Facebook looks to make books more shareable

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Amazon continues to socialize itself. The e-commerce giant announced today that it has acquired bibliophilic social platform Goodreads.

“Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle, Amazon has helped expand reading around the world. In addition, both Amazon and Goodreads have helped thousands of authors reach a wider audience and make a better living at their craft. Together we intend to build many new ways to delight readers and authors alike,” Amazon vp of Kindle Content Russ Grandinetti said in a company statement.

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