Goodreads Sees Boost From Google eBooks

Santa Monica-based GoodReads, the online book discussion community run by Otis Chandler, is seeing a nice uptick in its traffic after the launch of Google's eBook store Monday. GoodReads is prominently featured on all of Google's eBook pages, with reviews from GoodReads users showing up under the various titles available under Google's bookstore. Google launched its eBook store Monday, offering up titles for electronic book readers, the iPhone and iPad, the Nook and Sony readers, as well as Android. According to Chandler, the firm's reviews have been appearing in Google Books for some time. As part of the launch of Google's eBook store, GoodReads also launched a new price comparison page for books which includes direct links to Google eBook edition of titles.