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Goodreads Counts 900,000+ Reviews & 950,000+ Quotes - Posted October 10, 2013
At Publishers Launch at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week, Goodreads founder Otis Chandler gave a presentation about growth at the social network for books. ... [GalleyCat]

Goodreads Counts 20 Million Members - Posted July 23, 2013
Goodreads now counts 20 million members, adding another 10 million readers in less than a year. In addition, the company ... [GalleyCat]

How Colleen Hoover Found Readers on Goodreads - Posted November 14, 2012
How does a self-published bestseller start? In the graph embedded above, you can trace the actual path of a hit indie book. At a PubWest presentation called "How Readers Discover Books Online," Goodreads founder Otis C... [GalleyCat]

J.K. Rowling Breaks Goodreads Record - Posted October 1, 2012
The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling set a Goodreads record for the all-time biggest "started reading" day. Currently, more than 40,000 people have marked the book "to-read." The book unseated Mockingjay by Suza... [GalleyCat]

Goodreads Reaches 10 Million Members - Posted August 13, 2012
Goodreads, a social networking site for readers, has grown its membership to 10 million members. Collectively, these users have shelved 360 million books (chart embedded above). The rate of growth has gained momentum in the last year and ... [GalleyCat]

Kirkus Reviews Gone & Goodreads Grows - Posted December 10, 2009
Kirkus Reviews closed today, taking away about 5,000 book reviews a year--a tremendous loss for the publishing industry. In a world without these useful reviews, how will people find out about new books? This week, ... [GalleyCat]

Edwin O. Guthman, 89 - Posted September 2, 2008
From Elaine Woo's obit today: Edwin O. Guthman, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and editor whose aggressive pursuit of Watergate stories during the 1970s earned him the en... [FishbowlLA]

From Our Tip Jar - Posted March 5, 2008
Someone was mighty unhappy with one of our LAT postings this morning. In response to a critique of the ailing local paper, one anonymous reader wrote: Nice of you to kick the LA Times while it's down. Why is it... [FishbowlLA]

Will the LA Times Delete All the Old Staffers? - Posted March 5, 2008
Of the big list of staffers eligible for the buyout at the LA Times, only a handful (under 10) are over 60. The powers that be might think long and hard before booting the seniors. Lewis Segal, the dance critic, is going. Sasha Anawalt ... [FishbowlLA]

TurnHere Adds Partners, Launches Customizable Widget Player - Posted September 11, 2007
In a press release issued yesterday, online video solutions platform TurnHere announced nearly one dozen new distribution partners, including Goodreads, LibraryThing and Buy.com, for its book-centric online channel Bookvideos.tv. In addition, TurnHere also unveiled a brand new customizable widget and enhanced video player for book publishers, which will expand the reach... [GalleyCat]