Some Thoughts on Amazon’s Acquisition of GoodReads

Our mentality here is to first do no harm, and make sure that if we’re going to do integrations, users genuinely find it to be a big benefit. — Russ Grandinetti, Amazon VP of Kindle Content (via PaidContent) I’ve been asked by several people what I think about Amazon’s acquisition of GoodReads. It’s funny because […]

Who Can Pull Off Spotify for Books?

In a previous post, I offered music-streaming service Spotify’s ascendence as a signifier of a sea change in consumer media consumption habits. Millions of consumers — especially the 30-and-under demographic — are opting to access their media via ad-supported free services or paid subscriptions, as opposed to buying and downloading files to own. I suspect […]