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How To Rescue Books on Goodreads

Starting today, Goodreads will stop using book identification information from Amazon. While this shift will not hurt any of the ratings, reviews or bookshelves you have created on the site, some books on your bookshelf may need help.

Follow this link see if any books on your Goodreads bookshelf need to be saved. Most of your books will not be affected, but it never hurts to check.

Here’s more from the social network: “Your ratings, reviews, and bookshelves are safe, but your data may be moved to a different edition of the book. If we can’t find a matching edition, then your review will be attached to a book with no title or author. Luckily, you can help us find alternate sources for book editions and rescue those editions. Rescuing a book is easy. Just click the ‘Rescue Me!’ button next to each book edition that needs help, and fill in the information on the following page. A few keystrokes can help preserve these book editions for millions of future readers.”

If you want to read more about why Goodreads is changing, PaidContent has a good article about the shift.

Goodreads explained the restructuring on the site: “At Goodreads, we make it a priority to use book information from the most reliable and open data sources, because it helps us build the best experience for our members. To that end, we’re making a major change. On January 30, Goodreads will no longer display book information that comes from Amazon.” (Link via Julie Schoerke)

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