As dealing with Amazon isn’t compatible with supporting independent bookshops, authors and publishers, I’m closing my Goodreads account tonight.
I stopped buying from Amazon a long time ago and don’t want to feed my reading habits and reviews directly to them. I wasn’t comfortable with the fact that book searches on Goodreads were driven by Amazon, but now that the acquisition is official, my brief foray into Goodreads (I think it has been a few months) is over.
I’ll stick to LibraryThing, Amazon. Yes, my reading habits are (partly) covered on my blog and at LibraryThing, but Amazon will have to do a little bit of work if they’d like to mine my data like a coal seam. I’m not going to give them the pick and lamp myself.
© JD Ellevsen