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.
Posts about Goodreads
  • Best Practices for Facebook’s App Invites

    … 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…

    David Cohen/ AllFacebookin Social Facebook- 6 readers -
  • 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

    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- 4 readers -
  • Content Marketing Lessons From the Battle Between Amazon and Hachette

    … focused on making sales—even at the expense of profit. But how does Amazon attract customers in the first place? Price and order fulfillment play big roles, but in theory, anyone should be able to undercut and out-deliver Amazon (at least in a specific category in the short run). What keeps Amazon's customers loyal is great content. Providing…

    MarketingProfsin Social Content- 4 readers -
  • 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- 13 readers -