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Acquired byAmazon
Price$150M
Date3/2013
Acquired byAmazon
Date3/2013

General Information

Websitegoodreads.com
Bloggoodreads.com/blog
Twitter@goodreads
CategoryConsumer Web
Employees70
Founded1/2007
DescriptionCommunity for book lovers

Offices

Goodreads SM
1444 9th St, Suite B
Santa Monica, CA, 60401
USA
Goodreads SF
188 Spear Street
Third Floor
San Francisco, CA, 94105
USA

People

Founder & CEO
VP of Operations and Business Development
Board Member
Advisor
Advisor
Editor & Cofounder
Angel Investor
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Acquisitions

Discovereads, 3/2011

Funding

TOTAL $2.75M
FUNDING TOTAL $2.75M
Angel, 11/2007
James Currier
Michael Birch
Mike Jones
Stan Chudnovsky
Christopher Michel
Ooga Labs
$750k
Series A, 12/2009
True Ventures
John Hering
$2M

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Goodreads

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers and book recommendations. Founded in 2007, Goodreads is where readers find and share books they love. As of July 2013, Goodreads has 19 million members who have added more than 600 million books to their shelves and written more than 25 million reviews. Loved by avid and casual readers alike, Goodreads members can discover new books by seeing what their friends are reading or by using the Goodreads Book Recommendation Engine; share ratings and recommendations; track what they have read, and list what they want to read. Goodreads is also a place where more than 77,000 authors connect with readers. Goodreads is a subsidiary of Amazon (AMZN).

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Goodreads screenshot
Above: Home Page
Uploaded: 12/26/09

Products

GoodReads

Websitegoodreads.com
StageLive
Tags social-networking

The site has standard social networking features, with users having the ability to edit their publicly viewable profiles, add and meet friends, and interact with each other through messages and comments. The site differs in that it revolves around users’ “Bookshelves”, a list of books they have read or are reading currently. Users can browse others’ bookshelves, and see their full reviews.

Goodreads screenshot
Above: GoodReads Screenshot -- #1
Uploaded: 2/5/08

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Goodreads

Sources

  1. Amazon Moves Toward Kindle Social Network with Goodreads (blogs.wsj.com) [edit]
  2. Goodreads Acquires Discovereads to Build Algorithmic Book Recommendations (free-press-release.com) [edit]
  3. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Goodreads Ups Funding To $2M (socaltech.com) [edit]
  5. TechCrunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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