Love Your Fire Tablet? We Have New Goodreads Features For You! (U.S., Canada & Australia)

Posted by Suzanne on November 20, 2014
Ever read a book and been left with a burning question? "So, what really happened to the diamond?" Or have you wanted some advice from readers before starting a book? "Is this suitable for a teenager?" We've now introduced our Reader Q&A feature to the Goodreads app for Fire Tablets to help you ask and answer questions along with your fellow readers!


Reader Q&A is just one of many new features in the latest Goodreads update now available on Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9, as well as the Fire HDX.

Want to share which book you're currently reading? Easy peasy—click on the About the Book link and you'll find the option there.


Can't believe what just happened in chapter 5 and need to share it with your friends on Goodreads, Facebook, and Twitter? Now you can share a comment and where you are in the book, from inside the book! No more switching over to our app to update your progress on Goodreads.


Other features include:
  • See updates from your Goodreads friends about what they are reading,
  • Share highlights/quotes (and add notes to these) as you read,
  • Keep track of the books you read and want to read,
  • Read reviews from your friends and from the Goodreads community,
  • Rate and review books, and
  • Import books purchased on Amazon to your Goodreads shelves to ensure you have a complete catalog of your reading.

Goodreads is available on the new Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9 tablets in the U.S., Canada, and Australia.

We don't have details to share about introducing Goodreads for Fire tablets to other countries at this time, but our goal is to provide the Goodreads on Kindle experience to as many of our members as possible. In the meantime, other options to consider are Goodreads on our iPhone/iPad app or our Android app, available from the Amazon Appstore for Android or from Google Play.

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message 1: by Kat (new)

Kat that is so cool


message 2: by Samra (new)

Samra sweet!


message 3: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Great! Now us PW1 users, please.


message 4: by Christina (new)

Christina Very cool! I will have to play with it later and see how it works :)


message 5: by Martha (new)

Martha Amazing!


Stacey is Sassy Very impressed!! Have started using the new functions already.


message 7: by Brandon (new)

Brandon Cahall When is the Goodreads for Fire going to include the ability to add to all the bookshelves, not just want to read, read, and currently reading? It's a feature that would be awesome if integrated.


message 8: by Tammy S Clarke (new)

Tammy S Clarke THANK YOU!!! I LOVE MINE!!


message 9: by Betty (new)

Betty Now wait just a gosh darn minute....did you ever think maybe you should ask before putting apps on someone's Kindle? I don't care to have this on my Kindle and if you already put it on , please remove it!


message 10: by Jeanne (new)

Jeanne This is great, but where's the Wanted bookshelf? That's the one I refer to all the time before purchasing a book. On regular Goodreads I have Wanted and To-Read. All the books I have in my to-read show up as wanted on my Kindle.


message 11: by Constantine (new)

Constantine Brandon wrote: "When is the Goodreads for Fire going to include the ability to add to all the bookshelves, not just want to read, read, and currently reading? It's a feature that would be awesome if integrated."

Same here, I think this is an important feature that is missing. I do not use the integrated goodreads in my kindle due to lack of all my bookshelves


message 12: by Constantine (new)

Constantine Betty wrote: "Now wait just a gosh darn minute....did you ever think maybe you should ask before putting apps on someone's Kindle? I don't care to have this on my Kindle and if you already put it on , please rem..."

If you dont want it then dont use it. The feature is great for us, Goodreads is part of Amazon now and will be part of all Kindle devices. If you dont want either dont update your device to newer OS or just look for something different outside Amazon system.

I honestly think these features are great and make our devices more complete


message 13: by Pradeep (new)

Pradeep Venkatesh Hey Goodreads, please don't forget there are many others outside US/Canada/Australia. Please introduce Goodreads to other countries too. :(


message 14: by Patsy (new)

Patsy HEY!!! What about Kindle Fire HD 8.9??? Why doesn't the first generation have this capability? As a loyal Amazon and Kindle customer am I expected to have to buy another Kindle version just to be able to get this and other features? I know they could easily write a software update for my first generation but they want me to shell out even more money for a newer version when what I have owned since Kindle Fire came is still working well. What a scam! NOT happy with you Amazon & Goodreads!


message 15: by ★Ilakiya★ (new)

★Ilakiya★ Does this only work on Kindle? Or can you also get it on a Nook?


message 16: by ★Ilakiya★ (last edited Nov 21, 2014 03:00PM) (new)

★Ilakiya★ Oh ok thanks!


message 17: by Jodi (new)

Jodi I don't have a Kindle Fire, but I'm glad that Australia has finally been included in something!


message 18: by Usman (new)

Usman There is a Goodreads app for the Nook, although it is not as integrated.


Robin (Saturndoo) Usman wrote: "There is a Goodreads app for the Nook, although it is not as integrated."

Of course it isn't and probably never will since Amazon doesn't own the Nook like it does the Fire and GoodReads.


message 20: by Beth (new)

Beth Patsy wrote: "HEY!!! What about Kindle Fire HD 8.9??? Why doesn't the first generation have this capability? As a loyal Amazon and Kindle customer am I expected to have to buy another Kindle version just to be a..."

YES!!


message 21: by Juwairia (new)

Juwairia Adely Wow, i really like it, thanks ")


message 22: by Stevie (new)

Stevie Would it be possible to add this feature to the regular, first-edition Kindle Fire? I keep seeing this for a ton of other tablets, but not Kindle Fires.


message 23: by Sara (last edited Nov 23, 2014 03:45PM) (new)

Sara what about Kindle Fires first edition?


message 24: by Sara (new)

Sara when did amazon and goodreads join together?


message 25: by Leah (new)

Leah Sara wrote: "when did amazon and goodreads join together?"

When Goodreads decided to sell out for huge bucks - proving that they didn't care about their users at all. Round about the same time the site became swamped with obtrusive Amazon advertising...


message 26: by Betty (new)

Betty It's not the idea of having it on my Kindle...it's the idea of having no choice in the matter....


message 27: by Aitziber (new)

Aitziber Betty wrote: "It's not the idea of having it on my Kindle...it's the idea of having no choice in the matter...."

That makes no sense. If you update to Windows 7, you're going to have the snipping tool, which didn't exist in previous Windows OSs. Likewise, if you update your Kindle OS, it's going to include things it didn't have before. That is the point of an update.


message 28: by Betty (new)

Betty What you said makes no sense to me either...I'm a 70 yr. old granny....not a techie.It's all Greek to me!


message 29: by Janet Arroyo (new)

Janet Arroyo So nice. Thanks!


message 30: by Pamellia (new)

Pamellia Betty wrote: "What you said makes no sense to me either...I'm a 70 yr. old granny....not a techie.It's all Greek to me!"


Well, Wow! Now I'll make more friends.

Come on, Betty!!! You can do it! I'm not a techie either. Do you understand how your oven works, really? But you've figured out how to use it. Try the app and maybe learn a little more and make a few more friends! I'm no spring chicken, either. I'll try it if you'll try it.

God bless you!


message 31: by Betty (new)

Betty I have more important things to worry about than some stupid app I will probably never use...I just got out of the hospital so I'm not going to worry about it for now.


message 32: by Patsy (new)

Patsy Betty wrote: "I have more important things to worry about than some stupid app I will probably never use...I just got out of the hospital so I'm not going to worry about it for now."

Hey Betty, welcome home from the hospital. I hope you are well soon. Just wanted to let you know, unless you install and/or activate the new Goodreads app you don't need to worry about it. It's not actually on your Kindle unless you download the app to your personal Kindle. Goodreads is just letting people know that it is available for certain Kindles if people want it. I wish it was available for my Kindle Fire HD 8.9. It may be a good thing it's not anyway. I understand how confusing electronics can be. I'm 50 yrs. young and NOT a techie either. I know just enough about my Kindle to mess it up when trying to do something new lol. My Kindle has all kinds of capabilities but the only thing I really know how to do on it is download books and read them lol. Anyway, back to your Kindle. Don't worry about it, unless you actually download the app, it's not on your Kindle. So happy reading and feel better soon ;-)


message 33: by Yidnekachew (new)

Yidnekachew sindie Janet Arroyo wrote: "So nice. Thanks!"

tanks all


message 34: by Betty (new)

Betty Thanx Patsy...I won't install it then...Instead of getting help I just got a lot of flak...thanx again and Merry Christmas to you!


message 35: by Martha (new)

Martha Okay, technologically impaired here. I downloaded the goodreads app from amazon app store but can't figure out HOW to make it work and can't find instructions. Does it work on all Kindle Fire HDX versions or just the 8.9?


message 36: by Joe (new)

Joe Smith These features are really very good for the readers. If readers, face any issues related to fire tablet then contact netgear router support usa and take their help to solve that issue. I am sharing this with you guys only because I don't want readers faces any disturbance while reading.


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