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Transcript of Goodreads Presentation
Kevin Cunningham Goodreads Presentation The largest site for readers and book recommendations in the world
A social networking/cataloging site
Users can recommend books, compare what they are reading, keep track of what they've read and would like to read, find their next favorite book, form book clubs and more. What is Goodreads? To help people find and share books they love
To improve the process of reading and learning throughout the world
Goodreads Mission When a person adds a book to the site, all their friends can see what they thought of it
Goodreads created an algorithm that looks at a user’s books and ratings, and helps them find other books based on what other Goodreads members with similar tastes enjoyed How Goodreads works Launched in December 2006
Founded by CEO/founder Otis Chandler
Co-founded by Elizabeth Khuri Chandler
History Goodreads has more than 10,000,000 members who have added more than 380,000,000 books to their shelves
In December 2007 the site had over 650,000 members and over 10,000,000 books added
In July 2012, the site had 10 million members and 20 million monthly visits
More than 140 million page views and 19 million unique visitors a month
Usage and Stats Goodreads features a rating system where users can give books a rating from one to voice
They also have the option to write a written review.
Once you rate at least 20 books, Goodreads recommends books that you would enjoy
Ability to choose genres that you most enjoy
Goodreads Features Members can also create:
- Trivia about books
- Lists of the best books
-Post their own writing
- Form groups and book clubs Member features Shelves Author
Number of people who rated/reviewed the book
How the users shelved it
Information Goodreads provides Groups can be for close friends, local book clubs or organizations
They can be public, moderated, restricted by domain, or secret
Discussion Groups Goodreads makes money primarily on advertising and affiliate revenue
“Goodreads offers advertisers integrated advertising and promotional programs to reach our highly affluent and educated audience of book readers.”
Profitability Conclusion Sources Three default shelves:
You can create your own shelves too
“Knowledge is power; and power is best shared among readers. ”
-Otis Y. Chandler
Founder of Goodreads