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Goodreads Turns Ten

Posted by Danny on September 05, 2017

Pop a bottle of bubbly! We're celebrating our tenth anniversary and you're invited!

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The Best Book Deals (US Only)
Go ahead and grab a few; we won't tell.
Giveaways Galore (US Only)
Get the decade's best books for free!


UPDATE: Thanks for all the congratulations! For international members interested in entering for a chance to win a free book, you can browse our Giveaways here. (Check eligibility under “Countries Available” in each listing; these are selected by the publishers and authors running the giveaways.) Goodreads Deals is a US-only program, but we hope to bring this to more markets. Thank you for being a part of Goodreads!

Comments (showing 1-50 of 397) (397 new)


Rebecca ♥ Ash, Kishan, Warner ♥ Goodreads is only 10? Wow! I've been a member since December 2007, so I was a member since almost the beginning.


message 2: by Mystic (new)

Mystic I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only.


message 3: by Felix (new)

Felix Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."
so true!


message 4: by Idamus (new)

Idamus Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."

Me too.


message 5: by Sad (new)

Sad Sunday, Cursed by DNF US party only it seems... :/


Ana (thestarslisten) Happy Birthday Goodreads! I never knew it's only 10 years old, I thought it were older. This site changed my life, thank you!


The Bibliophage Aw!~ The giveaways is for U.S. residents only! Hopefully there would be another giveaway for those who are in Asia-Pacific.


message 8: by Mystic (new)

Mystic The Bibliophage wrote: "Aw!~ The giveaways is for U.S. residents only! Hopefully there would be another giveaway for those who are in Asia-Pacific."

Or everywhere, really. If this is going to be a celebration of Goodreads, then their rewards should be international. Whilst Goodreads was created in America, they got where they are today because of international interest and usage.


message 9: by Chitra *CJ* (new)

Chitra *CJ* Happy 10th Birthday Goodreads. May your USA based celebration be fun- best wishes from Asia users who love you too *waves*


message 10: by Adrian (new)

Adrian or in Europe


message 11: by Sam (new)

Sam Sad wrote: "US party only it seems... :/"

This.


message 12: by Mildred (new)

Mildred Rupert Wow !!! Hard to believe that Goodreads is only 10yrs old. I thought they have been around for a much longer time. This is a great website and I don't visit it often enough. Congratulations to Goodreads on your Anniversary !!!! Proud to be a member!!


message 13: by Virginia (new)

Virginia ♥ Herondale ♥ Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."

Agreed! Sometimes it really sucks to live somewhere else. *sniff* It always happens with the awesome Giveaways as well. T_T


message 14: by Manray9 (new)

Manray9 Ten! I guess that was back before it was an advertising vehicle for Amazon?


message 15: by The Bibliophage (new)

The Bibliophage Mystic wrote: "The Bibliophage wrote: "Aw!~ The giveaways is for U.S. residents only! Hopefully there would be another giveaway for those who are in Asia-Pacific."

Or everywhere, really. If this is going to be a..."


Indeed! Not that we are complaining; but hopefully these giveaways is open for all. Or perhaps they could come up with giveaways per continent or region in the (near) future.


message 16: by Jessica (new)

Jessica Wishing this wasn't US only :(


message 17: by Abdel Aziz (new)

Abdel Aziz Amer Or the Arab world ?!


message 18: by Rose (new)

Rose I have only been on Goodreads sine the start of this year. If I had herd about it earlier I would have registered sooner. Happy 10th anniversary Goodreads! Thanks for giving me a community to celebrate books with :)


message 19: by Tyler (new)

Tyler Hill To be fair, it's usually not Goodreads' decision into which market they can do these giveaways, it's the publisher's. Now, I don't know how hard they tried to get international publishers on board but it's not as easy as just buying some extra books and paying a little more for shipping.


message 20: by Shaun, Goodreads Expert (new)

Shaun Hi everyone and thanks for the anniversary wishes! 😊

We'd absolutely love to extend our Deals and Giveaway offerings outside the US at some point. We'll be looking to do this as we grow internationally. Watch this space!


message 21: by Virginia (new)

Virginia ♥ Herondale ♥ Shaun wrote: "Hi everyone and thanks for the anniversary wishes! 😊

We'd absolutely love to extend our Deals and Giveaway offerings outside the US at some point. We'll be looking to do this as we grow internati..."


Thanks for the info Shaun! =) Your site is awesome and I'm really looking forward to see more Giveaway offerings outside the US. XD


message 22: by Pushpinder (last edited Sep 05, 2017 10:29AM) (new)

Pushpinder Shaun wrote: "Hi everyone and thanks for the anniversary wishes! 😊

We'd absolutely love to extend our Deals and Giveaway offerings outside the US at some point. We'll be looking to do this as we grow internati..."


Great! We'll wait :) Happy anniversary.


message 23: by Burma (new)

Burma Turner Happy Anniversary Goodreads! I absolutely love thia site!! :)


message 24: by Spottyblanket (new)

Spottyblanket No giveaways for the UK? I am sad.


message 25: by Fernanda (new)

Fernanda Muñoz Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."

I agree, that's unfair, we're fans and users too.


message 26: by Jimena (new)

Jimena Rodríguez Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."

True


message 27: by The Bibliophage (new)

The Bibliophage Shaun wrote: "Hi everyone and thanks for the anniversary wishes! 😊

We'd absolutely love to extend our Deals and Giveaway offerings outside the US at some point. We'll be looking to do this as we grow internati..."


Looking forward to this! Happy 10th birthday Goodreads!


message 28: by Anshita (new)

Anshita Makwana I have been a Goodreads member since 2013. Unlike all other social media website, I'm not quitting this ever. I love Goodreads. Happy Birthday! :)


message 29: by Lu (new)

Lu Bielefeld *read.laugh.love* Happy 10th Birthday Goodreads! Best wishes from Brazil!


message 30: by Jen (last edited Sep 05, 2017 10:27AM) (new)

Jen Why isn't Canada on this list of Giveaways ???? Congrats, I guess -but this is a thorn in my side, Goodreads :(
And this is when you need a thumbs down emoticon cause I'm giving you one.


message 31: by Jen (new)

Jen Mystic wrote: "The Bibliophage wrote: "Aw!~ The giveaways is for U.S. residents only! Hopefully there would be another giveaway for those who are in Asia-Pacific."

Or everywhere, really. If this is going to be a..."


I agree~!


message 32: by Carrie (last edited Sep 05, 2017 10:28AM) (new)

Carrie Happy 10, I've been a member since dec of 07, this place and the people I have interacted with over these past 10 years has been wonderful. The site has gone through changes, some good, some bad. But we've all became this one big happy family of book dragons. I am so very grateful for my online home, mind you my wallet not so much but I'd be lost with you.


message 33: by Karo (new)

Karo Lina Awesome!!! Congrats!! This site is amazing, although, can we get a way to do more with the Goodreads App like the site...


message 34: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Happy Birthday Goodreads.
Long may you continue!!


message 35: by Janet (new)

Janet Davis happy anniversary. love this site for organinzing my reads and seeking new reads. bring my phone to the library so i can access your lists.


message 36: by Shafa (new)

Shafa Salsabila Happy anniversary~~ Wish you all the best!


message 37: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany PSquared Happy 10th anniversary Goodreads! Thanks for making my reading experiences even richer!


message 38: by Aneta (new)

Aneta Eeeee happy anniversary from US only users....


message 39: by Marti (new)

Marti Wilson Happy happy 😊


message 40: by Isna (new)

Isna Happy anniversary Goodreads! My ultimate obsession; love how this has created a community for readers around the world. To 10 more!


message 41: by Antonio (new)

Antonio Gallo Congratulations! I've been a member since August 2008, I'm pleased with this place. I was also a member of another big "librarything" place where I left few hundreds of my books. I think that GR should have a more international flavour.


message 42: by Hirdesh (last edited Sep 05, 2017 10:57AM) (new)

Hirdesh HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO GOODREADS & ALL THE READER
It's been more authentic and superficial to be part of Goodreads community.
Books are souls of inherit Human conscience.


message 43: by Kerrie (new)

Kerrie Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."

I feel the same! So rude of them, I'm a member too, I read, I buy books, I review, why can't I celebrate and get deals and enter giveaways! =(


message 44: by Heather (new)

Heather Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."

I 100% agree :(


message 45: by Heather (new)

Heather Jen wrote: "Why isn't Canada on this list of Giveaways ???? Congrats, I guess -but this is a thorn in my side, Goodreads :(
And this is when you need a thumbs down emoticon cause I'm giving you one."


Came here to say this! :(


message 46: by AlTonya (new)

AlTonya Member since March 2008 and still loving it!! Happy Anniversary!!


message 47: by Clare (new)

Clare Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."
Exactly this.
I love Goodreads but I get so fed up of updates and giveaways being only for US members.


message 48: by S.L.J. (new)

S.L.J. *Sniff* They grow up so fast...


message 49: by Helen (new)

Helen Felix wrote: "Mystic wrote: "I hate that this should be a site-wide celebration, regardless of where a person comes from, but your giveaways and deals are locked to the US only."
so true!"



Ditto


message 50: by Mikaia (new)

Mikaia  Madden Dear Goodreads team,

This is terrible , US only? Is this 2017 or 2007? Common you guys! You should either have a worldwide giveaway or none at all. It never goes away does it? Preferential treatment, group-ism , favoritism, differential treatment, selective kindness etc etc.

You guys really need to have a dislike button.

It's horrible to see US ONLY , If readers all over the world can review books for free & keep you up & running is it so hard to use a portion of those profits to ship us some books? Even if it's one of those bad titles that would never get sold which is the reason for the give away in the first place? Why don't you restrict the website to JAPAN ONLY , let's make the community to CUBA ONLY or is third world too much for you guys?

10 year anniversary but Zero Progress, being a website that gives access to knowledge, this is disappointing to see. Thank you.


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