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What do readers want?

Submit your questions now for the Goodreads community survey

If you had the chance to sit down with 12 million readers and ask them any question, what would it be? As an exclusive to Tools of Change New York 2013, Goodreads is offering attendees the chance to get the insights you need from what The Economist calls “the world’s biggest book club.” We’ll share the results during this TOC session (use the discount code shown below to save 15% on your TOC registration).

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Discovery and data go hand in hand

Discovery and data go hand in hand

The fourth in a series looking at the major themes of this year's TOC conference.

Several overriding themes permeated this year's Tools of Change for Publishing conference. The fourth in a series looking at five of the major themes, here we take a look at discovery in publishing.

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Publishing News:  B&N closes doors on Amazon Publishing

Publishing News: B&N closes doors on Amazon Publishing

B&N shuns Amazon, Goodreads shuns Amazon, Jonathan Franzen shuns ebooks.

Barnes & Noble ramped up its battle with Amazon this week by shutting it out of its stores. Elsewhere, Goodreads broke up with Amazon’s data API and Jonathan Franzen declared ebooks will be the downfall of civilization.

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The more you engage, the better the advice

The more you engage, the better the advice

Patrick Brown on the Goodreads recommendation engine and fine-tuning discoverability.

The Goodreads recommendation engine has been in development for six years. In this podcast, Patrick Brown, community manager at Goodreads, talks about that development process and how the algorithm works.

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Publishing News: Goodreads chases the recommendation Holy Grail

Publishing News: Goodreads chases the recommendation Holy Grail

A new kind of book recommendation appears at Goodreads and HTML5 had a very big week in the media world.

Goodreads put its Discovereads purchase to good use. Also, Hearst and The Boston Globe are doubling down on HTML5.

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Tim O'Reilly: Social Networks as Infrastructure, Not Apps

Using Amazon's acquisition of Shelfari as a jumping-off point, Tim O'Reilly stresses the need for social network interoperability. From Radar: Some of my friends prefer LibraryThing. Others may prefer Shelfari. But I only network with those on Goodreads because that's the service I ended up using first. What a shame that I can't see what my friends on LibraryThing…

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