Friday, March 29, 2013

Amazon Adds a Piece to Its Growing E-book Empire - Businessweek

Another take on Amazon + Goodreads [+ MobiPocket + BookSurge + Book Depository + Shelfari + ...]; check this post for a handy chart of Amazon acquisitions and investments (through 2009)
"Mike Shatzkin, a book industry consultant at Idea Logical, sees all this as a huge missed opportunity for Amazon’s competitors. “If a year ago, someone had come to me, and said, ‘We want to compete with Amazon on books, what should we acquire?’ the two companies I would have suggested are the Book Depository and Goodreads. And Amazon got ‘em both, as far as I can tell, without anyone else firing a shot,” Shatzkin said. “Shame on Barnes & Noble (BKS), shame on the big publishers, and shame on everyone else for letting this happen.”"
Amazon Adds a Piece to Its Growing E-book Empire - Businessweek
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