Amazon says it will ‘do no harm’ to Goodreads after acquisition


When news broke earlier today that Amazon would be acquiring Goodreads, many users of the social reading site were worried that it might spark unwanted change. In a joint interview with PaidContent, however, both Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler and Amazon’s VP of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti sought to assuage any fears. As Chandler previously alluded to, Grandinetti says that Goodreads won’t go away, and will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary in a similar fashion to the Amazon-owned IMDB or Zappos.

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