Goodreads is a "social cataloging" website founded in December 2006 and launched in January 2007 by Otis Chandler, a software engineer and entrepreneur, and Elizabeth Chandler. The website allows individuals to freely search Goodreads' extensive user-populated database of books, annotations, and reviews. Users can sign up and register books to generate library catalogs and reading lists. They can also create their own groups of book suggestions and discussions. In December 2007, the site had over 650,000 members and over 10,000,000 books had been added. As of July 2012, the site reported 10 million members, 20 million monthly visits, and 30 employees.
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    … app installs across all mobile platforms. Hundreds of developers are experimenting with this model and today we’re highlighting some best practices to make it even easier for developers to get started. And he offered the following examples of the feature in use by book-discovery app Goodreads and music-streaming app Mixcloud: Goodreads placed…

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  • Shut up or speak your mind? The struggle in today’s hyper-sensitive world

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I started blogging, I wrote whatever came to mind, dropping F-bombs and S-grenades as if I was a cursing armory with an unlimited supply of ammo. I was clueless about how clueless I was. Like an RPG game character, I leveled up in experience over the years and became wiser … and more conscious…

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  • The Importance of Setting Goals in Life

    Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Such a cliche. You have surely heard that question in a business setting or on a job interview… … and thought it was complete bullshit. How could I possibly know where I will be in 5 years? So much can happen over the course of time that a 5 year plan sounds useless, doesn’t it? Setting goals may be the most useful thing that you ever do.

    Jeff Sauer/ Depth of Knowledge- 7 readers -
  • Content Marketing Lessons From the Battle Between Amazon and Hachette

    …, especially if they want to know how to maximize their content marketing strategy. Here's a look at some takeaways from the battle between Amazon and Hachette. 1. Educate first, sell second Seeing Amazon as the biggest, baddest animal in the e-commerce jungle is easy. It has been called the Wal-Mart of the Web because the company is so intently…

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  • CEI 085: Authors and Your Audience With Jonny Andrew

    … absolutely can’t wait to get their hands on the next book, novel, or short story! If you’re ready to dive into the world of how to sell your book on Amazon without an audience, as well as the low-down on why Goodreads is the place to be for long-term audience growth, you’re in the right place. To get started, simply click the Play button below…

    Steph Colbourn/ Firepole Marketing Blog- 16 readers -
  • Discussion Conversion Rate Optimization and Website Strategy With Tiffany daSilva

    … challenge so this is hard a question! I think The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman is a must-read for any woman, and Thinking, Fast & Slow by Daniel Kahneman were probably the last great books I’ve read. Right now, I’m currently reading The Innovator’s Solution by Michael E. Raynor and Clayton M. Christensen. It’s taken me forever because I keep coming up with a million ideas that I have to jot down while I read! …

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