13 Ways to Support an Author Without Ever Spending a Dime

Column by Steph Post April 18, 2017 (5) comments
A list of ways for readers to support their favorite authors without spending money on books.

5 Reasons To Keep A Record Of What You Read

Column by Christine J. Schmidt November 10, 2016 (3) comments
Add another level to your reading ritual by keeping a record of what you read.

A Book Reviewer's Bill Of Rights

Column by Peter Derk October 12, 2016 (1) comments
Can you trash a book? Smack Talk an author? These 10 amendments make up the book reviewer's Bill of Rights.

7 Things That Are Ruining Amateur Book Reviews

Column by Peter Derk August 18, 2016 (4) comments
Are you an amateur book reviewer? Are you making these mistakes? Because if you are, I really don't like you.

When You No Longer Have Room For Another Bookshelf: Confessions of a Book Addict

Column by Max Booth III January 19, 2016 (4) comments
A guide to living a healthier book-buying life.
Goodreads Announces 2015 Choice Award Winners

Goodreads Announces 2015 Choice Award Winners

News by Riki Cleveland December 2, 2015 (1) comments
'The Girl on the Train' and 'Go Set A Watchman' win big in the 2015 Goodreads Choice Awards.

Do It Right, Write Plotless Reviews

Column by Peter Derk
If you're writing plot-heavy book reviews, you're blowing it. Find out how to do it right.
Salman Rushdie Uses Goodreads, Is Old

Salman Rushdie Uses Goodreads, Is Old

News by Peter Derk April 7, 2015 (3) comments
Salman Rushdie. Confused old man or book-world hero?

Where To Buy Cheap eBooks

Column by Christopher Shultz December 4, 2014 (4) comments
Here are some of the best places to shop if you're looking for non-paper-based books at discounted prices.
Author Confronts One-Star Reviewer

Author Confronts One-Star Reviewer, Confirms That This Is A Terrible Idea

News by Peter Derk October 21, 2014 (8) comments
Author Kathleen Hale pursued a person who gave her a 1-star review. Conclusion: everyone is horrible.

I’LL KILL YOU! Amazon, Goodreads, and the Death of Criticism

Column by Keith Rawson January 27, 2014 (27) comments
Do Amazon and Goodreads reviews suck or is Keith Rawson just an a$$hole? Or maybe a little of both?
Goodreads Author Program Hits 100,000 Users

Goodreads Author Program Hits 100,000 Users

News by Sean May
The popular book-based social network now counts over 100,000 verified authors within its ranks.
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Goodreads Celebrates 25 Million Members

News by Nathan Scalia
Amazon's Goodreads recently passed the 25 million member mark.
Winners of Goodreads Choice Awards Announced

Winners of Goodreads Choice Awards Announced

News by Dean Fetzer
Khaled Hosseini, Margaret Atwood, J.R.R. Tolkien and Neil Gaiman among the winners announced yesterday of Goodreads’ annual awards — did your favorite win?
Voting for Goodreads Choice Awards Now Open

Voting for Goodreads Choice Awards Now Open

News by Dean Fetzer
It’s obviously that time of year again — time to go vote for your favorite books. And vote. And vote again.
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UPDATED - Big News From Amazon: Matchbook And GoodReads Integration

News by Christopher Shultz October 29, 2013 (1) comments
In a move sure to excite and annoy, Amazon to offer free/cheap eBook downloads of physical book purchases, plus direct access to GoodReads on the new Paperwhites.
New Goodreads Policy Ruffles Feathers — But is it Censorship?

New Goodreads Policy Ruffles Feathers — But is it Censorship?

News by Dean Fetzer September 25, 2013 (12) comments
In a controversial move, the social book networking site has started targeting reviews and ‘shelves’ which focus on an ‘author’s behavior’, rather than on their books.

A Taxonomy of the Strangest and Most Unexpected Goodreads Groups

Column by Daniel Hope July 22, 2013 (4) comments
You'd think Goodreads groups would be primarily focused on books, authors, and the craft of writing, but you'd be wrong. They touch on some of the strangest interests the Internet has to offer.
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Goodreads Sued by Photo Agency Over ‘Fan Photo’

News by Dean Fetzer July 17, 2013 (2) comments
A lawsuit has been file against the book-lover’s social network after fans used a copyrighted image on one of the many groups on the site.
Most Abandoned Books List

Most Abandoned Books List Headed Up by E.L. James and J.K. Rowling

News by Dean Fetzer July 10, 2013 (16) comments
Goodreads prepared infographic showing the books readers most often stop reading and some of the reasons and statistics behind “the psychology of abandonment”.
New Book Social Media Site 'BookLikes'

New Book Social Media Site 'BookLikes' Now Open

News by Christopher Shultz May 17, 2013 (1) comments
Like GoodReads? Like Tumblr? Wish they'd have a baby? Well, you're in luck.
Goodreads to Join the Amazon Family

Goodreads to Join the Amazon Family

News by Dean Fetzer March 29, 2013 (2) comments
The social networking site for readers has announced it’s joining forces with the bookselling giant.
Goodreads has banned sexual roleplay

No Sex on Goodreads, Please…

News by Dean Fetzer February 20, 2013 (4) comments
The popular book review, listing and sharing site has banned sexual roleplay in its groups after evidence minors may have been involved.