Why on earth does Amazon not put more effort into Goodreads?— Austen Allred (@Austen) January 5, 2020
When I was there, I always wondered why Amazon didn’t make a dedicated book club site. My book club people still cut and paste reviews, then voting over email and it’s a terrible UX.— Cecilia Ziniti (@CeciliaZin) January 5, 2020
It's not really a great product company. The Kindle is a pretty average product experience too. Tres frustrating. I love the Goodreads concept.— Spratt (@justinspratt) January 5, 2020
Pretty average? I would say 2005 is the correct way to describe it.— Philipp Moehring (@pmoe) January 5, 2020
"readers are stuck in a kind of literary social network purgatory … you’d think Amazon would cough up the dough to improve its platform for discussing the product that made Amazon what it is in the first place" https://t.co/S7Ax1rz2IL— Jonathan Borichevskiy (@jborichevskiy) January 5, 2020
Kindle is broken.— You Are What You Read (@yawyr_vk) January 4, 2020
Goodreads is broken.
"But hey, we have the largest e-book library and people don't have anywhere else to go. So don't bother with it."
Sounds like a monopoly to me. https://t.co/h6GVMtOnjJ
The majority of Americans read one book per year.— Bill Seitz (@BillSeitz) January 5, 2020
Of those who read more, the majority read romance.
Everybody else is a sub-subculture.
There’s this site in China called Douban that’s basically goodreads for books + music + movies plus subreddit. People build their social network identities around it since they love network based product discovery and discussing/bragging about what they read/watched/listened to— Chang Liu (@Changliu1991) January 6, 2020
If Goodreads broadens its categories like Douban I’d imagine people will be more willing to build their identities around it. But I can’t think of a reason why Amazon would bother 🤷🏻♀️— Chang Liu (@Changliu1991) January 6, 2020