Amazon.com to acquire Goodreads

amazonAmazon.com is to acquire Goodreads, a site for readers and book recommendations that helps people find and share books. Founded in 2007, Goodreads has more than 16 million members and there are more than 30,000 books clubs on the Goodreads site. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It is expected to close during the second quarter of 2013

“Amazon and Goodreads share a passion for reinventing reading,” said Russ Grandinetti, Amazon Vice President, Kindle Content. “Goodreads has helped change how we discover and discuss books and, with Kindle, Amazon has helped expand reading around the world. In addition, both Amazon and Goodreads have helped thousands of authors reach a wider audience and make a better living at their craft. Together we intend to build many new ways to delight readers and authors alike.”goodreads

Goodreads’s headquarters will remain in San Francisco, CA.

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