AAPL Stock: 118.3 ( + 0.49 )

Printed from

Amazon buys book review site Goodreads, terms not disclosed

updated 04:57 pm EDT, Thu March 28, 2013

Service brings 300,000 book clubs, 16 million users plus reviews

To bolster its already-large inventory of user reviews, Amazon has reportedly acquired Goodreads, a Web site indexing user-provided book reviews. The purchase comes at a time when rumors swirled that the review site might start selling both physical and e-books.

According to a report at Publisher's Weekly, has 16 million members, most of whom are likely already Amazon purchasers. The site services 300,000 book clubs. Goodreads was originally generated as a book recommendation engine to aim users at books based on what friends were reading.

The purchase is subject to normal regulatory concerns, and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

by MacNN Staff



Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.


Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook


Most Popular


Recent Reviews

Ultimate Ears Megaboom Bluetooth Speaker

Ultimate Ears (now owned by Logitech) has found great success in the marketplace with its "Boom" series of Bluetooth speakers, a mod ...

Kinivo URBN Premium Bluetooth Headphones

We love music, and we're willing to bet that you do, too. If you're like us, you probably spend a good portion of your time wearing ...

Jamstik+ MIDI Controller

For a long time the MIDI world has been dominated by keyboard-inspired controllers. Times are changing however, and we are slowly star ...


Most Commented