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Goodreads Author Program Hits 100,000

goodreads-304Reader recommendations site Goodreads now has 100,000 authors in its Goodreads Author Program. Participating authors include: Khaled HosseiniNeil GaimanAmy TanHelen FieldingJames PattersonCassandra ClareRick RiordanJodi PicoultStephen KingMargaret AtwoodJohn GrishamNicholas SparksL.J. Smith,David Baldacci

To mark the milestone, Goodreads has unveiled author badges, an icon that will show up on the pages of all verified author pages.

Here is more from the Goodreads blog:

Many authors keep their pages updated with news of upcoming books and, because all writers are also readers, they also share their reading lists—another great opportunity to discover new books on Goodreads! For instance, Rick Riordan includes This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel in his list of 44 “Favorites“, along with Dune by Frank Herbert; L.J. Smith appears to be a huge Agatha Christie fan with over 50 books of hers shelved; and Khaled Hosseini gave Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain 5 stars. Members can browse authors’ bookshelves to find out which titles they have in common, and discover which books inspired their favorite writers.

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