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Goodreads Puts the Book into Facebook: Social App Now Available in Facebook’s New App Center

Posted by Otis on June 07, 2012 1


G is for Growth at Goodreads! We’re about to hit nine million members, we’ve blown past 300 million books catalogued and we’re helping readers discover about six million books every month.

We’re also seeing phenomenal growth in the Goodreads App for Facebook which launched in January:

  • The Goodreads App has 1 million Monthly Active Users, up by 490% since the launch.

  • Currently, Goodreads members are sharing around 10 million books per month via the App which are generating around 220 million impressions per month.



Growth in Monthly Active Users for Goodreads App for Facebook

And tonight, we have even more news to celebrate. This evening, Facebook is launching its new App Center to help its 901 million members discover high quality social apps for the web and mobile. Goodreads is one of the apps participating in the launch event, and the new App Center will serve as another way for people to discover our app.

What makes the Goodreads team particularly proud is that the Facebook App Center only lists high quality apps that rate well on key signals such as highest customer ratings and frequency of user shares. The Goodreads App, with an average 4.5 star rating (out of 5) is clearly winning many fans.

For those Facebook users who haven’t tried it out yet, the Goodreads App allows you to showcase the books you’ve read or want to read as well as share reviews, reading progress updates and highlight your most-read authors.


Check out our App Detail Page for more info, to sign up and to rate the App.

Sharing book recommendations with your friends has been at the heart of Goodreads from Day 1. Books fit into your life and people want to share them. Being included in the Facebook App Center means Goodreads will be introduced to more potential fans, which means even more books being shared, discussed and discovered.

Good news for book lovers – and authors - everywhere!


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message 1: by Serena (new)

Serena Schreiber Help! I visit the Goodreads app page on Facebook, but cannot find a settings menu. I wish to add the app to my book fan page (or add a tab?). I tried removing the app, thinking maybe I had an old version but still no success. Grateful for any tips! Thank you.


message 2: by Kara (new)

Kara Serena wrote: "Help! I visit the Goodreads app page on Facebook, but cannot find a settings menu. I wish to add the app to my book fan page (or add a tab?). I tried removing the app, thinking maybe I had an old v..."

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message 3: by Serena (new)

Serena Schreiber Thank you, Kara!


message 4: by Dinky (new)

Dinky My FB feed hasn't been updating since July 1. Tried publishing it again. I shows the books I've added recently but not those I've read or currently reading.


message 5: by Jackie (new)

Jackie Where are the app settings? I swear I had mine set to only post on my wall when I started or finished a book. Now it clutters up my wall (and my friend's news feeds if they haven't blocked me entirely by now) every time I like a review.

I can't find the setting page anywhere.


message 6: by Kara (new)

Kara The app settings are here.


message 7: by Jackie (new)

Jackie Thank you so much for a quick reply!


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