February 6th, 2012
“Social Review Site Goodreads Dumps Amazon’s Metadata” by: Nancy K. Herther
The publishing industry is under enormous pressure for change as we move into the 21st century. This also brings potential changes for authors, booksellers, and libraries. As readers are adjusting to the internet for reading, buying, and selling books, they are also becoming a significant force in the publishing paradigm as they use the medium to recommend or pan books, affecting sales and, potentially, future publishing trends. One such social reviewing site is Goodreads, which has found itself at the center of the movement due to its aggressive and successful business model and due to some of the issues arising from its success.