Today’s KDD: the Goodreads synergy we hoped we would get

Today’s KDD: the Goodreads synergy we hoped we would get

There were a lot of concerns when Amazon bought


the social reading network more than four years ago. When I polled my readers in this post

Amazon buys Goodreads

though, they were overwhelmingly positive or undecided:

  • 44.17% I’m excited! It should be a great combination
  • 43.33% I don’t have an opinion yet


Kindle Daily Deal (at AmazonSmile…benefit a non-profit of your choice by shopping*)

is “Goodreads Choice Awards, up to 80% off select winners & finalists o Kindle”.

Those are awarded by readers themselves, not by critics and committees. They say: “…the only major book awards decided by readers”. Well, I assume committees and reviewers actually read books, but I get what they mean. 😉

There are some great books listed! Remember that you can buy these today at this reduced price, and then schedule them for the proper gift-giving occasion. You can even send it to yourself, print them out, and give whenever you want (I did that this holiday season). Ready to start your shopping for the 2018 holidays…or just spending a gift card? 😉

Oh, and check the price before you click/tap/eye gaze (the last one in VAM…Virtual/Augmented/Mixed/Merged reality)…it’s just for today, and may not apply in your country.

Here are just some of the titles:

  • Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil deGrasse Tyson | 4.6 out of 5 stars | 2,095 customer reviews at time of writing | $3.99
  • How to Be a BAWSE by Lilly Singh (YouTube’s Superwoman)
  • Warcross by Marie Liue
  • From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon | 4.7 stars | 3,976 reviews
  • Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
  • The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi
  • Geekerella by Ashley Poston
  • The Fact of a Body by Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
  • The Chillbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan
  • The Boy on the Bridge by M.R. Carey
  • This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe
  • The Daily Show: An Oral History by Chris Smith
  • Other Minds: The Octopus, the Sea and the Deep Origins of Consciousness by Peter Godfrey-Smith)
  • Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
  • Victoria: The Queen by Julia Baird
  • Star Wars: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
  • The Nature Fix by Florence Williams
  • Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong by Angela Saini
  • A Hope More Powerful Than the Sea by Melissa Fleming
  • The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince by Mayte Garcia
  • Apollo 8 by Jeffrey Kluger
  • Jane Austen at Home by Lucy Worsley


You can be part of my next book, Because of the Kindle!

Join thousands of readers and try the free ILMK magazine at Flipboard!

All aboard The Measured Circle’s Geek Time Trip at The History Project!

* I am linking to the same thing at the regular Amazon site, and at AmazonSmile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, half a percent of your purchase price on eligible items goes to a non-profit you choose. It will feel just like shopping at Amazon: you’ll be using your same account. The one thing for you that is different is that you pick a non-profit the first time you go (which you can change whenever you want)…and the good feeling you’ll get. :) Shop ’til you help! :) 

This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog. To support this or other blogs/organizations, buy  Amazon Gift Cards from a link on the site, then use those to buy your items. There will be no cost to you, and a benefit to them.

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