|Amazon.com to Acquire Goodreads|
“Amazon and Goodreads share a passion for reinventing reading,” said
“Books – and the stories and ideas captured inside them – are part of our social fabric,” said
“I just found out my two favorite people are getting married,” said +Hugh Howey, best-selling author of WOOL. “The best place to discuss books is joining up with the best place to buy books – To Be Read piles everywhere must be groaning in anticipation.”
Following the acquisition, Goodreads’s headquarters will remain in
Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Subject to various closing conditions, the acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2013.