Thursday, March 28, 2013

Amazon Gobbled Up Goodreads!

The world is not going to end!
Panzer came home with cotton stuffed in his ears today. The Catosphere is filled with yowling yet again. Just look at my poor bad boy. His black fur is starting to turn white from all that noise!

Oh no! The world as we know it is coming to an end! Amazon bought Goodreads!

I'll admit I don't use Goodreads. I know a lot of authors do, but I just don't have the time to do all the marketing at all the places everybody says we authors should. So it's just not going to make that much difference to me. But according to the yowling in the Catosphere, Amazon must be stopped! "Stopped!" the Amazon haters yell.

Panzer went out hunting the Catosphere looking for an explanation of what's behind this anti-Goodreads sale uprising. He finally found a quiet place of respite at novelist Chuck Wendig's blog, Terrible Minds.

While Chuck does admit to having a working relationship with Amazon, Panzer thinks he presents a cogent explanation for why the world is not coming to an end for today's authors.

If you're interested in reading Chuck's take on the sale of Goodreads to Amazon, tootle on over to Terrible Minds

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