"Goodreads was launched to encourage readers to show up and be bookish. The community formed around them.There's A Reason That No One in Publishing Bought Goodreads - The Digital Reader
Bookish, on the other hand, was launched in order to provide Hachette, S&S, and Penguin with “direct digital customer relationships”. The publishers got to build it from the ground up, and the manner in which it functions says a lot about the type of ”direct digital customer relationships” these publishers want
The thing is, they don’t actually want a relationship – not the relationship that James McQuivey (and I) think that publishers could benefit from."
Sunday, March 31, 2013
There's A Reason That No One in Publishing Bought Goodreads - The Digital Reader
A supply-side social reading community snapshot