Goodreads-Apple partnership nixed by Amazon deal

Apple and book recommendation site Goodreads discussed integrating Goodreads’ service into the iBookstore, but a possible partnership was halted by Amazon’s recent purchase of Goodreads. A new report claims Apple and Goodreads were talking about integration “over the past year.” Goodreads proposed that its ratings appear within iTunes, in a manner similar to Rotten Tomatoes’ movie ratings. Apple reportedly entertained the idea, but talks stalled — Apple wanted to move forward “around March,” but by then, Goodreads had started discussions with Amazon. [via The Wall Street Journal]

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