Amazon announced the other day that some of its features, such as booklists, notes, and highlights will be moving to Goodreads and will no longer be available on Amazon’s Kindle site after August 31 (i.e. tomorrow). I’ve tried Goodreads in the past, and I don’t have much use for it. One silver lining to all of this is that, in order to facilitate the move, Amazon is offering, at long last, a mechanism for unloading a list of the contents of your Kindle library to a .csv file that can be imported into Goodreads, or for that matter opened in Excel or OpenOffice or be loaded into a MySQL database. I say “at long last” because we’ve only been asking for that functionality for as many years as the Kindle has been around.
I have been wanting this for some time, because Mary and I share a rather large Kindle library and roughly 90% of the books in it are books she has bought, and I’ve managed, for one reason or another, to lose track of the books that I’ve added to it. Now I can find them. Huzzah!
Today’s one-liner comes from a freebie (I’m pretty sure, anyway) I can’t remember downloading (I’m sure Mary didn’t).
Be sure and get your booklist from Amazon by tomorrow, because I’m sure that the tool magically disappears after that.
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