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Goodreads Is Coming to the New Kindle Fires

Posted by Otis on September 24, 2013 1

When we announced that Goodreads will be coming to the new Kindle Paperwhite a couple of weeks ago, many of you wanted to know if Goodreads integration would be coming to Kindle Fire. We’re happy to share today that the answer is yes, Goodreads will soon be integrated with the new Kindle Fire devices!

With the new Goodreads integration on the new Kindle Fires unveiled by Amazon today, you will be able to:
  • see what your Goodreads friends are reading
  • share highlights and notes as you read
  • track the books you read and want to read and build your shelves
  • read reviews from your friends and from the Goodreads community
  • rate and review books
  • import Amazon-purchased books to your Goodreads shelves.

The Goodreads integration will be coming to the new Kindle Fire devices in the US by an over-the-air (i.e. automatic) Fire OS update in mid-November.

In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek at what Goodreads will look like on the new Kindle Fire devices:




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message 1: by Robin (new)

Robin F. I wish that it will goodreads will be available even outside in US.


message 2: by Wendy (new)

Wendy what about the old kindle fire??


message 3: by Manuela (new)

Manuela What about Kobo Glo?


message 4: by Mary (new)

Mary I have a goodreads app on my kindle fire already?


message 5: by Glmomich (new)

Glmomich I can't wait....it's hard keeping track of the books on my Goodread's and Kindle "want to read" lists.


message 6: by Patrik (last edited Sep 25, 2013 08:50AM) (new)

Patrik Manuela wrote: "What about Kobo Glo?"

Hardly. Amazon bought Goodreads to get more customers. They would lose the advantage if they made the GR app available for other devices.


message 7: by Gail (new)

Gail What about the old Kindle Fire HD and when will it be available in the UK


message 8: by Karen (new)

Karen I just bought a Kindle Fire HD, is it available for this Kindle?


message 9: by Lori (new)

Lori Sparks Shoemake Wendy wrote: "what about the old kindle fire??"

I have a Goodreads app on my Kindle Fire HD now, it also has a scanner in it where you can read the bar code of a book and it will tell you who else carries it and their prices - downloaded it from the Amazon App Store :) - but a new and fancy one is always welcome, hope my Fire is compatible with the upgrade.


message 10: by Diana (new)

Diana Montgomery awesome


message 11: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A Yes, what about the current Kindle Fire HD? Are they going to send an update through? This is huge for me because the GR app on Android is terrible. I would love to have this on my Kindle Fire and not have to buy a new one. This is already my 2nd Fire purchase.


message 12: by Betsy (new)

Betsy Kristy wrote: "I already have the Goodreads app on my Fire. I also have the Goodreads app on my Samsung smart phone, and before that I had it on my LG smart phone. Just curious, how does this differ?"

If I understand correctly, this is different than the Goodreads app. This is direct integration with the Kindle reading app on your Fire.


message 13: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Karen wrote: "I just bought a Kindle Fire HD, is it available for this Kindle?"

Currently, we don't have information to share in bringing the new Goodreads app for the new Kindle Fires to existing Kindle Fires, but in the meantime, you can always download our existing Goodreads android app.


message 14: by Gary (new)

Gary I guess it would be silly of me to ask about this on the NOOK? *snort*


message 15: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A Suzanne - Do you mean you don't have anything to share or nothing you guys are able to share?

Couldn't there just be an upgrade to the Kindle fire pushed out to owners of the earlier versions?


message 16: by REB1 (new)

REB1 You can get a good Kindle (and paperback) book about Portland, Oregon called The Mission of the Sacred Heart.

Can you add it to: https://www.goodreads.com/places/1614...


message 17: by Mark (new)

Mark Weinberg what about the paperwhite


message 18: by ThimGrim (new)

ThimGrim +1

When there will be update for new paperwhite with Goodreads integration?


message 19: by Mara (new)

Mara Is there a goodreads app for the kindle fire in the meantime? I couldn't find one...


message 20: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A @Mara - it is just a regular goodreads Android app. Nothing specific to the Kindle. Just search for goodreads under in the Apps Store.

If you find something different be sure to let us (me!) know. Thanks!


message 21: by Mara (new)

Mara Lynsey A wrote: "@Mara - it is just a regular goodreads Android app. Nothing specific to the Kindle. Just search for goodreads under in the Apps Store.

If you find something different be sure to let us (me!) know...."

Will do...it looks like (as of right now) it's not in the Amazon Kindle App store (which is what the Fire HDX is restricted to).


message 22: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A Ah, I see. I have the Fire HD but not the HDX. That stinks.


message 23: by Mara (new)

Mara Lynsey A wrote: "Ah, I see. I have the Fire HD but not the HDX. That stinks."

Yeah, I'm actually considering returning it and getting the older model (saves me $100, and I get my goodreads). I figure I'll at least give it 48-hours to impress me...


message 24: by Lynsey A (new)

Lynsey A Good idea.


message 25: by Matt (new)

Matt I'd like to see some screenshots of how you can read your friends' notes in a book.


message 26: by Matt (new)

Matt I truly hope that the "share highlights and notes as you read" means that the notes are right in the margins. I don't wish to read friend's notes that are not in the context of the book. Reading marginalia that is not in the margins is like talking to a severed head.


message 27: by Felicia (new)

Felicia Williams Mara wrote: "Lynsey A wrote: "Ah, I see. I have the Fire HD but not the HDX. That stinks."

Yeah, I'm actually considering returning it and getting the older model (saves me $100, and I get my goodreads). I fig..."


I have the HDX from my pre-order and I think it is tons better the older model. It's lighter and the text looks better. I hope they soon add the app. I checked today and not there.


message 28: by Lori (new)

Lori W Please, please update the previous version of Kindles (Paperwhite, Fire, etc.) with the Goodreads integration!


message 29: by Ronny (new)

Ronny Is it just me or is the integration limited? I can't search for books I haven't already put on my list. Also I don't like how it starts on the updates screen. Maybe I just can't find the search bar? Seems like a big thing to hide...


message 30: by Otis (new)

Otis Chandler Ronny wrote: "Is it just me or is the integration limited? I can't search for books I haven't already put on my list. Also I don't like how it starts on the updates screen. Maybe I just can't find the search bar..."

Unfortunately search didn't make the first version. Stay tuned!


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