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In the Tractor Beam: Amazon Acquires Goodreads

I was as startled as any to find that Amazon will be acquiring Goodreads, my favorite bookish social network site. I wrote about the topic for School Library Journal. Click here to read it.

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About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. I think Amazon wants to get into publishing in a big way, most likely especially in the ebooks arena. I guess it’s a natural step in their quest for world domination.

  2. They better not mess it up, is all. I mean, more than the insane YA author-reviewer kerfuffles already do. But that’s outside my purview.