Goodreads is probably wishing they had held that "by the numbers" infographic they posted a couple weeks ago, because today they announced a new milestone. In addition to the 25 million readers Goodreads counts as members, they also now have 100,000 members who have been verified as authors.
Huzzah! This week we are reaching 100,000 authors in the Goodreads Author Program! When we started offering verified author pages five years ago, we never dreamed that one day our members would have the opportunity to interact with some of their favorite writers like Khaled Hosseini, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, Helen Fielding, James Patterson, Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, L.J. Smith, David Baldacci and many, many more. You'd think we'd get used to working with authors, but we still get awestruck when someone on our To-Read list joins the site!
Goodreads is celebrating the milestone with the release of a new badge which will appear on all verified author pages.. Goodreads members can now immediately identify whether a member is a verified author and not a normal member. This will make it easier for fans to interact with their favorite authors via a Goodreads chat, a comment on their blog or status update, or by following the author's reviews.
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