U.K. & Ireland: Goodreads on Kindle E-Readers and Fire Tablets Now Available!

Posted by Suzanne on September 1, 2015

Good news for our members in the U.K. and Ireland! Your wish has come true. In the coming weeks, Goodreads will be on your Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets!

Just read an amazing quote and want to tell your friends about it? Now you can highlight and share quotes with your Goodreads friends from inside the book. Finished a book and don't know what to read next? Check your Want to Read shelves to see what's captured your attention already or get inspired with personalized book recommendations from Goodreads.

You can access and update Goodreads on all generations of Kindle Paperwhite, as well as Kindle Voyage and the latest generation Kindle. The update will also be available for Amazon's complete range of current-generation tablets, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9, as well as previous-generation models Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.

In addition to sharing favorite passages, seeing your Want to Read shelves, and personal book recommendations, we've included several of our members' favorite features, including:
  • Track what you want to read, have read, and are currently reading,
  • Rate books after you've read them,
  • Keep up with what your friends are reading in your Updates feed and on their profiles, and
  • Add the books you've purchased on Amazon to your Goodreads shelves.

Let's take a tour.


See what your friends are reading

Read reviews from your friends and the Goodreads community

Easily update your Goodreads shelves—mark a book as Currently Reading and rate it when you finish

This news is the latest in a series of updates we have rolled out for our U.K. and Irish members, including these three features on our website:

  • Preview a book on Goodreads—Want to find out more about a book before you add it to your Want to Read shelf or decide to buy it? Click on the "Preview" icon on a book page to read a sample. Preview is available on any of the millions of titles that have a Kindle edition.
  • Listen to a book on Goodreads—Listen to a sample of an audiobook within your browser to help choose your next audiobook. Click on the "Listen" icon on a book page and the audio sample will start to play. You can listen, pause, and resume the sample. Listen is available for any of the 180,000 books that have an Audible audiobook edition. This is currently only available on the Goodreads.com website on your computer or laptop.
  • Add Your Amazon Books on Goodreads—Easily keep track of the books you have read, are currently reading, and want to read by adding books purchased on Amazon—both print and Kindle—to your Goodreads shelves. You can rate and shelve each book individually. We give you full control over which books to add so you avoid adding any book you bought as a gift. (Or any book you'd rather keep private!)

In the U.K. and Ireland, Goodreads will roll out to Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets in a free, over-the-air update delivered automatically in the coming weeks to all generations of Kindle Paperwhite, as well as Kindle Voyage and the latest generation Kindle. The update will also be available for Amazon's complete range of current-generation tablets, Fire HD 6, Fire HD 7, and Fire HDX 8.9, as well as previous-generation models Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX 7, and Kindle Fire HDX 8.9. On e-readers, the personalized recommendations feature will be available on the latest generation Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite (6th and 7th generations), and Kindle Voyage.

How will you know you have Goodreads on your device? For Kindle e-readers, you'll see our friendly "g" on the right of the top navigation bar:



For Fire tablets, from the Home screen, tap on Apps and you'll find the Goodreads icon there. Simply tap on these icons and follow the instructions to link your Goodreads account to your device.




Wondering when your country or device will get this? Goodreads is currently available on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and now the U.K. and Ireland. We don't have details to share about other devices or about introducing Goodreads to Kindle e-readers or Fire tablets in other countries at this time, but our goal is to provide the Goodreads experience on Kindle e-readers and Fire tablets to as many of our members as possible. In the meantime, other options to consider are our iPhone/iPad app or our Android app, available from the Amazon Appstore for Android or from Google Play.

Let us know what you think!

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message 1: by Giorgia (new)

Giorgia Ruggiero I hope to have Goodreads in my Kindle Paperwhite soon also in Italy *_*


message 2: by Greta (new)

Greta what? i want this in italy on Kobo!


message 3: by Славея (new)

Славея Greta wrote: "what? i want this in italy on Kobo!"

But Goodreads was bought from Amazon and I doubt you will have it on your Kobo...


message 4: by Mónica (new)

Mónica Santos I really want this in Portugal on Kobo!


Jill's Book Cafe What about older Kindles, I have a Kindle Touch which isn't included in the update.


message 6: by Shaun, Goodreads employee (new)

Shaun Hello! We don't have any news about a release for our Italy or Portugal members just yet, but we would like to bring Goodreads on Kindle to everyone going forward.

Greta & Mónica-- it's great to hear that you'd like to use Goodreads on other devices. Currently, it's only available on Kindle, but who knows what the future may hold! We appreciate your feedback.


message 7: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (Spiderg1rl) I've got the Kindle Voyage and updated this morning but there is no Goodreads icon or option with the update like there should be. Am I missing something?


message 8: by ❥ Azzurra (new)

❥ Azzurra Giorgia wrote: "I hope to have Goodreads in my Kindle Paperwhite soon also in Italy *_*"

Me too!!


message 9: by Shaun, Goodreads employee (new)

Shaun Jill wrote: "What about older Kindles, I have a Kindle Touch which isn't included in the update."

Currently, only the Kindle models mentioned in the blog above are eligible. Sorry Jill! I will let our leadership team know you want this for your particular Kindle model too.

Michelle wrote: "I've got the Kindle Voyage and updated this morning but there is no Goodreads icon or option with the update like there should be. Am I missing something?"

The update will be delivered automatically, free of charge and over-the-air in the coming weeks-- as if by magic! Keep a look out for it!


message 10: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (Spiderg1rl) The manual download on this page >>> http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/custo... says it's included. The other items are there but the Goodreads part isn't.

With the manual updates there is no reason to leave my Wifi on all the time and make my battery deplete faster. Especially because updates through the Kindle Wifi system take forever.


message 11: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (Spiderg1rl) After 12 minutes on the phone the solution is to get the G icon and the function you seemingly need to restart the device a couple of times with the Wifi on and then if that doesn't work deregister and reregister your device.

This doesn't get rid of any of the books on your device but your collections do disappear.

Good luck everyone :-)


message 12: by Stanislao (new)

Stanislao Cillo How about Italy? pleeease *__*


message 13: by Michelle (new)

Michelle (Spiderg1rl) Not a problem. I knew it couldn't just be me. Happy to help and glad it worked.

Thankfully redownloading collections are relatively easy and the books go straight back into them if it was all synched up :-)


message 14: by Abby (new)

Abby Finally!


message 15: by Les (new)

Les Great news, I've been wanting Goodreads for my Kindle for ages.


message 16: by Titan3lla (new)

Titan3lla My Kindle Keyboard never gets updates :(


message 17: by Stanislao (new)

Stanislao Cillo Camillo wrote: "Hopefully, you will bring this to Italy with the Kobo :)"
difficile che lo facciano per il Kobo: Goodreads è stata comprata da Amazon, motivo per cui stanno facendo questa integrazione con il Kindle.


message 18: by Marc (new)

Marc And Spain??? Please... ;-)


message 19: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn  Storer What about the Kindle app?


message 20: by Sophie (new)

Sophie I know that it's a bit off topic, but I couldn't find how to update the status of the book (up to where I've read it). Can you tell me if it is possible? For me it's the only function truly useful to have GR on my kindle.


message 21: by Jaclyn, Goodreads employee (new)

Jaclyn Woods Titanilla wrote: "My Kindle Keyboard never gets updates :("

Unfortunately, Goodreads is not yet available on Kindle Keyboard. As a sidenote, if you’re experiencing general updating issues with your Kindle, we highly recommend contacting Kindle support.


message 22: by Ds (new)

Ds Oh, this is great! I wish it was for Italy as well.


message 23: by Denisse (new)

Denisse What about Mexico? Please :(


message 24: by poesielos (new)

poesielos Germany would also be great! ;)


message 25: by Shaun, Goodreads employee (new)

Shaun Carolyn (Book Chick City) wrote: "What about the Kindle app?"

Goodreads on Kindle for iOS is being worked on, but currently not available.

Sophie wrote: "I know that it's a bit off topic, but I couldn't find how to update the status of the book (up to where I've read it). Can you tell me if it is possible? For me it's the only function truly useful ..."

Hey Sophie-- I believe you have a Paperwhite? Click here for steps on how to send a reading progress update.


message 26: by Theweebarrell (new)

Theweebarrell Can't wait , I am getting a paper white in a couple of weeks


message 27: by Carolyn (last edited Sep 02, 2015 07:44AM) (new)

Carolyn  Storer Shaun wrote: "Carolyn (Book Chick City) wrote: "What about the Kindle app?"

Goodreads on Kindle for iOS is being worked on, but currently not available.

Oh brilliant. At least it's in the works. Thanks, Shaun :)


message 28: by Aneela (new)

Aneela Finally! Great news.


Anna Carolina Nunes I need GoodReads on Kindle in BRAZIL!


message 30: by M I A ~ (new)

M I A  ~ I have Goodreads on my Kindle Paperwhite in Romania. Precious thing C:


message 31: by Imi (new)

Imi I'm from the UK and my Kindle Paperwhite is the UK version, but I've just moved to Russia for a semester yesterday. Will this affect whether I can get this update and use it until I return back to the UK? I've been waiting so long for this..


message 32: by Zoë (new)

Zoë Malik New York?


message 33: by Adeline (last edited Sep 02, 2015 08:59AM) (new)

Adeline I hope the original sony e reader will be able to get the app because at the moment i am using my phone and the computer I am using it in the uk


message 34: by Caz (new)

Caz Mine has just updated to version 5.6.5

No sign of a Goodreads button though :(


message 35: by Melda (new)

Melda When will the update be available?


message 36: by Amy (new)

Amy Michelle wrote: "After 12 minutes on the phone the solution is to get the G icon and the function you seemingly need to restart the device a couple of times with the Wifi on and then if that doesn't work deregister..."

Thanks for the tip Michelle, worked perfect


message 37: by Jaclyn, Goodreads employee (new)

Jaclyn Woods Hey Caz and Melda!

This feature will be rolling out over the next couple of weeks to the tablet version. If you're using E Ink, and you're in the UK, you should already be able to access it.

If you don’t see the Goodreads “g” at the top of your Kindle’s screen, that means you haven’t received the automatic update yet. You can try connecting to wifi or 3G to receive the update (which should start on its own). If you’re already connected and you still don’t see the “g”, try deregistering and then registering your device.

You can also visit this link to see if there are any updates available for your device that haven’t downloaded:
http://www.amazon.com/kindlesoftwareu...

If you still don’t see the “g,” please send us an email at support at goodreads dot com so we can troubleshoot for you.


message 38: by Jaclyn, Goodreads employee (new)

Jaclyn Woods Imi wrote: "I'm from the UK and my Kindle Paperwhite is the UK version, but I've just moved to Russia for a semester yesterday."

Imi - if your preferred marketplace is set to UK then it should work on your Kindle.


message 39: by Finn Longman (new)

Finn Longman Yay! This will make it a lot easier to keep track of what I'm reading on my Kindle.


message 40: by Carole (new)

Carole Yay! I was just talking to my mother about this the other day when my Paperwhite got an update and it didn't include goodreads. I can't wait to see that little g show up on my kindle soon. :)


message 41: by Beth (new)

Beth Kendall Should it be on all UK kindles right now?


Anna Carolina Nunes Jaclyn wrote: "Hey Caz and Melda!

This feature will be rolling out over the next couple of weeks to the tablet version. If you're using E Ink, and you're in the UK, you should already be able to access it.

If..."


Jaclyn, dear.
Do you have any indications of when Goodreads will be available for Kindles bought in Brazil?


message 43: by Jaclyn, Goodreads employee (new)

Jaclyn Woods Beth wrote: "Should it be on all UK kindles right now?"

If your Kindle is an E Ink device then you should be able to access this now.

Carolina - Unfortunately we don't have any information about a release for Brazil yet, but, as mentioned before, we would like to bring Goodreads on Kindle to everyone going forward!


Anna Carolina Nunes Jaclyn wrote: "Beth wrote: "Should it be on all UK kindles right now?"

If your Kindle is an E Ink device then you should be able to access this now.

Carolina - Unfortunately we don't have any information about ..."


Thank you very much !


message 45: by Imi (new)

Imi Jaclyn wrote: "Imi wrote: "I'm from the UK and my Kindle Paperwhite is the UK version, but I've just moved to Russia for a semester yesterday."

Imi - if your preferred marketplace is set to UK then it should wor..."


Great, thank you! I'll keep an eye out for the update.


message 46: by [deleted user] (new)

I bet GRRM takes less time writing A Dream of Spring than Amazon making Goodreads available for Germany and Austria...


message 47: by [deleted user] (new)

Speaking of which, which country do you intend to invite into the cool kids' club next?


message 48: by Beth (new)

Beth Kendall Jaclyn wrote: "Beth wrote: "Should it be on all UK kindles right now?"

If your Kindle is an E Ink device then you should be able to access this now.

Carolina - Unfortunately we don't have any information about ..."


Thanks i'm not sure what type of kindle I have.


message 49: by Beth (new)

Beth Kendall I've looked online and it's the 7th generation can I get the update?


message 50: by Michelle (last edited Sep 02, 2015 01:05PM) (new)

Michelle (Spiderg1rl) Amy wrote: Thanks for the tip Michelle, worked perfect

I'm glad it worked for you Amy :-)


Joshua wrote: Check out Michelle's post above - worked for me!

I'm glad I posted it now. If others see it or are pointed towards the post then hopefully it will help a lot of people.

However I feel I must say updates should not be this hard to get running/right.


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