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Book Clubs Are Badass

Allison Hill | Posted 07.14.2014 | Books
Allison Hill

The gravity of choosing a club name. The ongoing battles to select titles. The no holds barred opinions and heated debates. Kicking members out for failing to read the book or stay on topic. The wine! These readers are the masters of their literary domain.

How Launching a Book Is Like Sending Your Kid to College

Holly Robinson | Posted 05.03.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

As you abandon your child on that college campus, you envision the worst: a psychopath for a roommate, listless professors, alcohol poisoning, and fraternity hazing.

Just Another Goodreads Review

Claire Zulkey | Posted 11.06.2013 | Books
Claire Zulkey

I really didn't want to like this book. An enemy recommended it to me and everyone I hate has been raving about it and it's about a topic that's not of interest to me at all so I really thought, This book is not up my alley at all! So of course I read it.

Goodreads Tells Reviewers To Play Nice

Pavarti K Tyler | Posted 11.26.2013 | Books
Pavarti K Tyler

In an effort to continue evening the playing field, Goodreads is removing reviews which are not based on the product, but the author. Some reviewers feel this is inappropriate because they have the right to whatever opinion they would like.

If You Like Books, You'll Like BookLikes

John Pavley | Posted 11.09.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

One way to really understand someone is to look at the books on their bookshelf. Here's a picture of mine and it's a picture of my soul. 2013-09-09-pavblogbooks.jpg

Discovery: Another Buzzword We're Wrestling to Understand

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 10.22.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

The publishing industry (and any industry for that matter) loves to throw out buzzwords. A few years ago it was "platform;" now it's Discovery. You ca...

The Power of the Goodreads Giveaways

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 10.10.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

When it comes to marketing a book, never underestimate the power of a book giveaway. Perhaps one of the best ways to kick start book discovery is by o...

How to Become a Goodreads Power User (and why you'd want to)

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 10.07.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

During the past year, Goodreads has really become a front and center social network for authors. First, with their new Amazon relationship and now it ...

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Books Do Most Readers Abandon?

Posted 07.09.2013 | Books

How often do you not finish a book? All the time? Occasionally? Only if it's really bad? The good people at Goodreads have compiled an infographic...

Selling Yourself Never Ends When You're an Author

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.31.2013 | Books
Lev Raphael

You're currently expected to have a strong presence on Goodreads and anywhere else on-line you can chat with your fans. How long will that be the new "best" way to promote your books?

It Takes a Village to Raise a Child--and to Publish a Book

Holly Robinson | Posted 08.25.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

The title of Hilary Clinton's bestselling book, IT TAKES A VILLAGE: AND OTHER LESSONS CHILDREN TEACH US, was based on an African phrase. We all know t...

What Are Boomers Reading?

Dianne Harman | Posted 07.06.2013 | Fifty
Dianne Harman

Any time there's a potential audience of 76-79 million people, that is just huge! My advice is this: If you want to write the next blockbuster book or series, write in the genre of boomer lit!

Secret to Self-Publishing Success: Write for Young Adults

Deborah Plummer | Posted 06.22.2013 | Books
Deborah Plummer

Undoubtedly, there's been a paradigm shift in how books are published and distributed, and there has been a major paradigm shift in how books are marketed.

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 15: A Roaring Zelda

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Zelda and Fitzgerald meet at a country club dance in her hometown in Alabama 1918 when she's just seventeen years old. He's a young army officer full of ambition to become a famous writer, and she's a restless and slightly spoiled girl with an overwhelming sense of fun.

Why I'm Deleting My Goodreads Account

Katie Fransen | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Katie Fransen

Amazon has taken over major ways of buying, publishing, and now exploring books. I don't want a giant corporation telling me what to read.

Amazon Buys Goodreads: What Does It Mean for Authors and Readers?

Dan Blank | Posted 05.29.2013 | Books
Dan Blank

In an age where authors increasingly own the connection to readers, does it matter that Amazon bought Goodreads? What exactly will change in the day to day life of writers and readers? Well, nothing.

Amazon Acquires Goodreads

Posted 03.29.2013 | Books

Amazon is buying the web's largest online books community Goodreads, it was announced yesterday. Details of the purchase weren't revealed, but Forbes ...

Amazon Buys Goodreads

AP | Posted 05.28.2013 | Books

NEW YORK — Amazon.com Inc., the world's biggest online retailer that got its start in bookselling, has agreed to buy book recommendations site G...

Should You Publish Your Own Novel? Four Things to Think About

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.13.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

I'd heard all sorts of horror stories about writers giving away the bulk of their royalties to publishers that gobbled up profits in huge percentages. We indie authors keep most of our sales. Was I doing the right thing, saying yes to a publisher when I'd already done the tough work of going indie?

Something Funny and Fishy About Goodreads' Giveaways and Amazon

Janet Tavakoli | Posted 04.04.2013 | Technology
Janet Tavakoli

I'm a reader, a consumer of books. I also write non-fiction and recently tried my first foray into fiction with a novel, Archangels: Rise of the Jesui...

52 Books, 52 Weeks, Week 1: Gone Girl

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

Simple plot summary: a man's wife disappears on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. All signs point to him being responsible for her disappearance. Or do they?

What Was The Most Reviewed Book Of 2012?

Posted 12.28.2012 | Books

Today, Goodreads came out with an awesome infographic that reviews their past year. It reveals some pretty interesting information. Their most rev...

INFOGRAPHIC: Which Book Should Hipsters Read Next?

Posted 11.27.2012 | Books

Today, Goodreads posted an awesome infographic, dubbed the "hipster lit flowchart." It indicates the next book that every hipster should read. Hipster...

Literary Tastes Of Democrats vs Republicans

Posted 10.08.2012 | Books

Popular book-rating website Goodreads has created an infographic about their users' preferences related to political parties. The site asked their rea...

What's in a Name?

Catherine McKenzie | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Catherine McKenzie

When I starting telling people I was going to have a book published, one of the most frequent questions I received was: "What name are you going to publish under?" The funny thing is, it had never even occurred to me to publish under any other name but my own.