Will librarians still use Goodreads now that its been bought by Amazon? There’s a great article considering this question. One quote explains exactly what I was thinking when I heard the news. “It will be difficult to discern what recommendations come from [Goodreads’] algorithm and what have been paid for.” I like Goodreads because it has limited ads. There are some on the top and the side, yes. But that’s about it. The books suggested by the books you have read or have on lists are presumable listed through the “Goodreads algorithm” but now how many of those books will be there because of Amazon? Who knows if Goodreads hasn’t already had books put there through advertisements but now its more of an issue. What do you think?
This is why The Atlantic thinks Goodreads is valuable to Amazon.