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mongonolike
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Re: Amazon to acquire GoodReads - thoughts?

I've been using libib.com as well, mostly as a cataloging site. Just as an FYI, you can import your books into libib using a Goodreads CSV export (I had a fair amount of success with this, but there were some books it didn't find, about 5% which I had to manually search for/enter).

 

I'm not absolutely smitten with libib, but I've emailed them a couple of times with suggestions (they implemented one of them immediately) and promised they would work on the others. I've seen some other improvements over the course of the last few months, which leads me to believe that it will continue to get better and better. My 2 cents...

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TnTexas
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Re: Amazon to acquire GoodReads - thoughts?

bklvr896: I'm resurrecting this thread, does anyone know if this went through?  Someone posted it wasn't supposed to go through until June.  I haven't seen any noticeable differences in Goodreads.

 

It must have. When I first became a librarian over at Goodreads a little over a year ago, we weren't allowed to use any data at all from Amazon. Now there's an announcement stating that we can.

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keriflur
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Re: Amazon to acquire GoodReads - thoughts?


mongonolike wrote:

I've been using libib.com as well, mostly as a cataloging site. Just as an FYI, you can import your books into libib using a Goodreads CSV export (I had a fair amount of success with this, but there were some books it didn't find, about 5% which I had to manually search for/enter).

 

I'm not absolutely smitten with libib, but I've emailed them a couple of times with suggestions (they implemented one of them immediately) and promised they would work on the others. I've seen some other improvements over the course of the last few months, which leads me to believe that it will continue to get better and better. My 2 cents...


I have an account with them and am looking forward to filling it with books (I've just been too busy to get to it these last few months).  It seems like a great place to keep a record of everything I own in physical copy (the home library), not so much as a review site.  I had questions for them and found them very responsive and supportive of their customers.

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kamas716
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Re: Amazon to acquire GoodReads - thoughts?

I'm still using Goodreads since they haven't screwed anything up, yet.  If they leave it pretty much alone I'll keep using it.

 

The closest site I've found to GR so far is The Reading Room. It's not as user friendly and many books aren't listed, though they've been very responsive with adding books and making corrections.

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Likes2Read4Fun
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Re: Amazon to acquire GoodReads - thoughts?

BookLikes.com is another alternative.  You can import your books from GoodReads. Or if you want to keep both, you can link your GoodReads account.