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Goodreads Is Finally Cashing in on Its Devoted Community

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Marc Anderson
May 19, 2016 22:43
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Neil Gaiman s American Gods for $2.99, for instance.

It s an opt-in proposition, and isn t limited to the Kindle; users have their choice of outside e-book retailers, from Google Play to Apple to Barnes and Noble, and even Kobo.

Unless you were in a book club, you were likely deprived of discussing your latest read.

According to Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler, one of the platform s biggest book clubs focuses specifically on male-male erotica.

Sharing a well-lit photo of a sandwich on Insta doesn t say much except whether you prefer white or wheat; posting about our reading choices allows people to see the worlds we conjure up in our quiet moments.

So, in the interest of transparency: According to my Goodreads profile, I followed the reality-star memoir Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva with Claudia Rankine s poetry powerhouse Citizen and Virginia Woolf s gender-bending Orlando.

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