Category: changing datasources

About Goodreads Parting from Amazon…

Here’s the statement I found at this link.

On January 30, Goodreads will no longer display book information that comes from Amazon.

Basically it means that because Goodreads thinks Amazon is too “restrictive,” they will be moving to other datasources that will allegedly enhance everyone’s goodreads experience.

Amazon data that we will stop using includes data such as titles, author names, page counts, and publication dates.

For many authors, publishers, and readers this is a big thing. I would imagine it’s even bigger for book reviewers.

They’ve posted this link, where you can click “rescue me” and save information. However, each time I’ve clicked “rescue me” this is what I’ve received.

You do not have presmissions for this operation.

Unfortunately, there is no link that provides “permissions.” Why does this not surprise me about goodreads? That’s for another post altogether. Goodreads can be extremely helpful, but I’ve also found the reviews questionable at best. I wish I were more trusting, but I’m afraid I’m just not an idiot.

However, if you’re on goodreads and you’re interested in learning more about this, please check out the link I’ve provided above. I have a feeling we’ll be hearing more about this in the future. To be honest, I’m not completely clear what this is all about and I plan to read more wherever I can. And if anyone has anything they’d like to add, feel free to comment.

If you’re interested, here’s another post by another blogger.