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Goodreads Choice Awards 2015 winners announced

2 December 2015

The winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2015 have been announced. The winners include: Go Set a Watchman (Harper Lee, William Heinemann) for Best Fiction and Modern...

Goodreads Choice Awards 2014 winners announced

3 December 2014

The winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2014 have been announced. The winners include Landline by Rainbow Rowell (Orion) in the Best Fiction category and The Opposite...

Goodreads members prefer books by own gender

26 November 2014

Goodreads has published data analysis that shows its members prefer to read books by writers of their own sex, reports the Guardian. The data showed male authors accounted for 45...

Wattpad and Goodreads release 2013 membership statistics

17 January 2014

In the US, online reading communities Wattpad and Goodreads have released statistics that show their memberships increased significantly throughout 2013. According to Publishers Weekly, Wattpad's membership grew to over 18 million users during...

Goodreads Choice Awards 2013 winners announced 

4 December 2013

The winners of the Goodreads Choice Awards Best Books of 2013 have been announced. The winners included And the Mountains Echoed (Khaled Hosseini, Bloomsbury) in the Best Fiction category and...

New Kindle Paperwhite to integrate with Goodreads 

5 September 2013

The next upgrade of Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite ereader will allow users to access book-recommendation platform Goodreads on the device, reports Publishers Weekly. The sixth generation Kindle Paperwhite, which will ship...

Goodreads reaches 20 million members 

25 July 2013

Social reading and reviewing service Goodreads has announced that it has reached 20 million members, doubling its membership since August last year. Since Goodreads launched in 2007, more than 620...

Book discovery platform BookLikes goes live 

20 May 2013

In the US, another book discovery platform, BookLikes, has been launched. The platform allows users to create a personal webpage complete with blog, virtual bookshelf and reading timeline, and to...

Book discovery platform Riffle goes live 

10 May 2013

In the US, book discovery platform Riffle has opened to the general public, reports Shelf Awareness. The platform, which was initially expected to launch during 2012, offers book recommendations to...

Will Amazon-acquired Goodreads start selling books? 

2 April 2013

Amazon has acquired book-recommendation website Goodreads amid speculation that the site will soon incorporate a retail component, reports Publishers Weekly. When asked whether Goodreads will start selling books, Russ Grandinetti,...

In brief 

26 January 2009

Costco to open at second Melbourne locationSpeculation in Melbourne indicates that the US retailer Costco has secured a second Victorian site ahead of a mooted Sydney location, according to Inside...