Amazon.com Acquires Shelfari

By Shannon G Thu, August 28, 2008

Fans of Shelfari, a social networking site for booklovers, may be interested in the recent announcement that it is being acquired by Amazon.com. While terms of the deal were not revealed, the announcement on the company's blog did state that the team looks forward to growing its community and creating new tools. Amazon.com helped fund Shelfari and already owns a portion of the site, which allows members to stock virtual bookshelves and make friends with fellow bookworms. Interested in joining a social networking site that revolves around books? Check out Shelfari, LibraryThing, and GoodReads, as well as others we listed in Bookish Social Networking. And stay tuned for an upcoming round-up of sites, complete with features and highlights!

 

 


Comments

Thanks for rounding these up! I loose track the new ones.
Laura - Example: Philadelphia Thu, August 28, 2008
Shelfari is a nice site uncluttered and helps finding likewise fans of some obscure books and authors. Good community based site with some serious readers.Hope it does not acquire the characteristics of a big unwieldy community site like some similar sites. Jeff Carter
Jeff Carter - Colorado Sun, September 28, 2008
I had never heard of Shelfari - might go and join it I love hearing news of acquisitions and stuff cos I love hearing the prices? Do you have any figure as to what the sale price was? Simon from Otooo
Simon - Australia Tue, September 30, 2008
I had seen this some where else around the web, seems Amazon are doing a google and buying up every niche market out there they can't get done for monopolizing. Adam From -
Adam - Norfolk UK Wed, October 01, 2008
Agreed with Adam, another nice acquisition for Amazon
Bob - Scotland Wed, October 01, 2008
That is very interesting news. I'm a big fan of Shelfari, and I'm not sure if it will become just a commercial site packed full with advertisements, used by Amazon to sell books listed on their main site.
Dom - Sydney Fri, October 03, 2008
That is very interesting news. I'm a big fan of Shelfari, and I'm not sure if it will become just a commercial site packed full with advertisements, used by Amazon to sell books listed on their main site.
Dom - Sydney Fri, October 03, 2008
That is very interesting news. I'm a big fan of Shelfari, and I'm not sure if it will become just a commercial site packed full with advertisements, used by Amazon to sell books listed on their main site.
Dom - Sydney Fri, October 03, 2008
That is very interesting news. I'm a big fan of Shelfari, and I'm not sure if it will become just a commercial site packed full with advertisements, used by Amazon to sell books listed on their main site.
Dom - Sydney Fri, October 03, 2008
Great win for Amazon -
Joe - London Fri, October 03, 2008
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- Wed, September 29, 2010
Shelfari is looking good, I did not know such sites existed. Thanks a lot for the info.
Juicer - FL Tue, January 25, 2011

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