A ‘Goodreads’ For Kids?


The link below is to an article with some suggestions on a ‘Goodreads’ for kids.

For more visit:
https://bookriot.com/2019/01/10/goodreads-for-kids-alternatives/

Browsery


The link below is to an article that takes a look at ‘Browsery,’ a new social network for book discovery by Barnes and Noble.

For more visit:
https://goodereader.com/blog/spotlight-on-android/barnes-and-noble-releases-browsery-a-book-discovery-social-network

Book Recommendation Platforms


The link below is to an article that lists the top book recommendations platforms.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2014/may/10/top-book-recommendation-platforms-what-are-your-favourites

Article: BookFilter


The link below is to an article that takes a quick look at BookFilter, a book recommendation type social network.

For more visit:
http://www.digitalbookworld.com/2013/bookfilter-another-start-up-promising-better-book-recommendations/

Article: The Reading Room Update


The link below is to an article that provides an update on developments at ‘The Reading Room’ book social network, an alternative to Goodreads.

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/p-books/the-reading-room-will-offer-print-books-for-purchase/

Article: BookLikes Review


The link below is to a review of the new BookLikes social network. It is a fairly negative review, but to balance the viewpoint read the comments that were favourable to it when I last looked.

For more visit:
http://www.teleread.com/social-media/booklikes-a-new-social-reading-platform-do-we-really-need-another/

Article: Alternatives to Goodreads


Amazon has purchased Goodreads, which I don’t really think is all that surprising. I think it is a good fit for Amazon, especially with the Kindle ebook market that they have. I chose Goodreads over Shelfari some time ago and the purchase of Goodreads by Amazon won’t drive me away to a lesser book and reading social network. 

When I saw that Amazon had purchased Goodreads I did do a quick ‘Oh no,’ but really I don’t see any real reason for concern at this stage. Indeed, it may be of value to me, especially given my preference for the Kindle. I guess time will tell.

I’m sure there are plenty of people looking for possible alternatives – and if things do go south with Amazon ownership of Goodreads, I too may end up looking for an alternative. The link below is to an article that considers a few alternatives to Goodreads.

For more visit:
http://www.mediabistro.com/appnewser/10-alternatives-to-goodreads_b33964