Fiction readers are increasingly using Goodreads to find and buy books.
User numbers on the popular book review site exploded from 6.5 million members in 2011 to more than 13 million in 2012, with 20 million reviews written. Members also added more than 210 million books to their online ‘book shelves’, so it’s becoming increasingly important for every author to join the site and list their books.
It’s been a big year for Goodreads, and it’s going to grow even larger.
User numbers will probably double again in 2013, and the sales power of the reviews will increase accordingly.
The bottom line is that if you don’t have a Goodreads account with your book listed yet, open one today. It is becoming an important way to make your book visible in the crowded online marketplace.
Which was the most reviewed book on Goodreads for 2012?
‘Gone Girl’. A Thriller by New York Times bestseller Gillian Flynn.
The book has received over 22,000 reviews, and has already sold over 2 million copies. Furthermore, Reese Witherspoon’s film production company and 20th Century Fox have just bought the movie rights for $1.5 million dollars.
Goodreads Infographic – 2012 In Review:
This ‘year-in-review’ infographic from Goodreads shows some of the main events from 2012, and also reveals the site’s rapidly increasing review power:
Article written by Jonathan Gunson
Author / CEO Bestseller Labs
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