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The new reading stack

Tom MacWright writes about the current landscape of reading on the web today:

Books are amazing, but the options we have to buy books and track our reading are terrible. A lot of us are locked into the Amazon ecosystem - buying books on Amazon.com, reading them on Kindles. Sites like AbeBooks and Goodreads were quietly acquired by Amazon. Even LibraryThing is now part-owned by Amazon.

Looks like there’s a lot of exciting ~activity~ in this space though: IndieBound, Bookshop, Book Marks, Italic Type, Open Library. It definitely feels like everyone here is circling around the same ideas and trying to figure out what works best when you combine ~books~ with ~the web~.

(Also I highly recommend subscribing to Tom’s blog).

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