Social Reading: Goodreads Grows to 20 Million Users, Doubles Membership in Less Than One Year
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
- Interview with Otis Chandler, CEO of Goodreads (by Jeremy Greenfield, Digital Book World; November 8, 2012)
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.