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Subject: Amazon buys GoodReads
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 9:03 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2006
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I'm really depressed by this news. I enjoy GR so much, but I'm not sure I want tobe affiliated that closely with Amazon.

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 10:31 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
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I am as well Willa.  It's no secret my distaste for Amazon and I love the interaction with my "friends" at GR.  For me, it's just one more company that Amazon has taken over in their quest to completely own the book market.   I realize the owners made a decision based on their bottom line, but from the comments I've read on the different forums, NO ONE is happy about it.

Date Posted: 3/30/2013 4:22 PM ET
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All I think is what used to be social has suddenly become a marketing tool. Yuck.
Date Posted: 3/31/2013 5:37 PM ET
Member Since: 8/18/2009
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I really hate to hear this. I stopped doing reviews on Amazon along time ago, because if someone didn't like your review, they could just have it deleted...it that where GRs is going to be headed. *sigh* why does Jeff Bezos have to have everything...can't he be happy with just his little empire.

Date Posted: 3/31/2013 9:57 PM ET
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why does Jeff Bezos have to have everything...can't he be happy with just his little empire.

Jeff Bezos thinks everything is his little empire.

Date Posted: 4/1/2013 9:12 PM ET
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Well I've downloaded my GR info to Calibre, which allowed me to delete shelves which give information about my buying habits. Possibly pointless, but it lets me feel like I'm doing something. :-\ While I was at it, I downloaded my PBS TBR and integrated it with my GR TBR, so I have a more complete list independent of the sites. I'm also going to add my PBS books read info to calibre and then I'll have my info all in one place!

Date Posted: 4/3/2013 11:04 AM ET
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I need to look over your should Willa to figure that out. I need to do something to get all my info in one place or I am going to be hurting.

Date Posted: 4/3/2013 9:11 PM ET
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It's kind of a pain, but doable. You export your info into a CSV file, then use a plug-in called "Import List" on Calibre. Figuring out the plugin was the hardest part.

Unfortunately, it doesn't bring over PBS ratings or GR reviews. no