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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    … way to grow your applications organically by letting people send custom, personal invites to their friends and ultimately drive app installs across all mobile platforms. App Invites don’t end up on someone’s Timeline, or in their News Feed; instead, they’ll show up on Facebook in a completely new area we’ve built just for Invites. We hope this new…

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

    … in the field who have made it and watch their social media strategies. I see how authors who openly express their political views get bashed by groups with opposite opinions. The result? Attacks! Online petitions that deny the author to attend certain events, devastating reviews on Amazon and Goodreads from people who never read the book but needed to share…

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  • The Importance of Setting Goals in Life

    …. But to be a great athlete, you need to have something more: an intense competitive need to succeed. Champions are made, not born. via Goodreads Successful professionals thrive in the same manner. We all have natural talents. Every single one of us. But few people will hold themselves accountable for maximizing their talents. A 5 year plan is simply…

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    … Search for a Hachette book, and you'll most likely find what you're looking for at either Amazon or Goodreads, an Amazon-owned website that adds a social dimension to reading and book buying. That is why the long-running battle with Amazon over e-book pricing is such a high-stakes battle for Hachette—and all publishers. Amazon owns the coveted…

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    … Writing a book is hard work, no matter if you’re writing fiction or non-fiction. But for a lot of authors, selling their book after they’ve written it is even harder. That’s why we’re really excited to welcome Jonny Andrew to the show today. Jonny runs a company called AudienceHacker, in which he teaches authors how to build an audience who…

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    … 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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