Goodreads Acquires Book Recommendation Service Discovereads

Posted Mar 14, 2011

Goodreads is a book sharing service that has acquired book recommendation service Discovereads. Goodreads CEO Otis Chandler said that the acquisition will help them answer a frequently requested feature. “With their deep algorithmic book recommendation technology, we’re going to be able plumb our database of 100 million book ratings from 4.6 million users to find general patterns of the kinds of books people read and to generate high-quality personalized recommendations,” said Chandler in an interview with ReadWriteWeb. Discovereads is expected to be integrated into Goodreads within the next few months.