Goodreads Reaches New Milestone: Fifty Million Reviews

7160346571_fd34cd0465_hGoodreads secured its position as the world’s largest book-focused social network this week. The Amazon subsidiary announced yesterday that users had posted an aggregate 50 million reviews. 

“Many of our reviewers have developed their own distinctive style and won an audience that loves their creativity as much as their recommendations,” Goodreads founder Otis Chandler wrote on the Goodreads blog on Wednesday. “The amazing diversity of reactions and approaches is what makes Goodreads reviews so unique and enjoyable. And now, just over nine years later, we’ve reached a new milestone: 50 million reviews! ”

Chandler didn’t share how many reviews had been removed during one of Goodreads infamous purges, but he did thank members for the reviews which made it through the culling. “On behalf of the Goodreads team, I wanted to give a huge thank you to all of you who’ve written such amazing reviews over the years. I hope you’ve found it as rewarding as I do to look back at your reviews.”

Amazon bought Goodreads in early 2013, and clearly the site has thrived under Amazon’s influence.


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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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