May 23, 2022

Social Reading: Goodreads Grows to 20 Million Users, Doubles Membership in Less Than One Year

From a Goodreads Blog Post by Otis Chandler:

We now have 20 million members, up from 10 million members just eleven months ago.

Seeing more and more readers on Goodreads is inspiring, but what’s more important is what’s happening as a result. One of the main reasons why Elizabeth and I founded Goodreads is because we believe in the power of books. We believe the ideas you find inside stories can truly change the world. We believe that books make the world a better place. It’s why the Goodreads mission is to help readers everywhere find and share books they love.


You’ve written more than 25 million reviews and added more than 620 million books.

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Amazon-Acquired Goodreads Says It Has 20M Members, Doubling In Less Than A Year (via TechCrunch)

In the article, Chandler says there are three main reasons for such rapid growth:

1. Goodreads Now Has a Critical Mass of Reviews (More than 25 Million)

2. Explosive Mobile Growth

3. International Growth

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