Introducing Goodreads Deals: Hand-Picked Ebook Deals, Personalized to Your Want to Read List, Favorite Authors, and Genres You Love

New program helps make sure readers don’t miss out on a great deal on
an ebook they already want to read

For authors and publishers, Goodreads Deals is a new way to promote
books to the millions of passionate readers in the Goodreads community

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Goodreads, the world’s largest site for readers and book
recommendations, today launched Goodreads
Deals
, a new personalized way to help readers not miss out on
exceptional deals on ebooks. Goodreads will now email members when there
is a deal on an ebook on their Want to Read shelves or by an author they
follow on Goodreads. In addition, members can select their preferred
genres to get daily emails with deals on books that have rave reviews by
the Goodreads community, starting with these four popular genres:
Bestsellers, Romance, Mystery & Thrillers, and Fantasy & Science Fiction.


Some of the titles available through Goodreads Deals today include:

  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – $1.99
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman – $2.99
  • Misery by Stephen King – $1.99
  • The Pact by Karina Halle – $0.99

“Readers’ hunger for books often outpaces their wallets,” said Otis
Chandler, CEO and co-founder of Goodreads. “Every second, Goodreads
members add 6 books to their Want to Read shelves – that’s 15 million
books per month they’re interested in reading. Now, when books they’ve
already added to Want to Read go on sale, we’ll let them know so they
don’t miss out. Goodreads Deals gives our members another great reason
to keep their Want to Read list updated on Goodreads.”

Chandler added, “Our mission is to help people find and share books. To
date, we’ve focused on creating better ways for readers to discover
books. Now with Goodreads Deals, once you’ve found a book you’re
interested in, we make it even easier to buy and instantly start reading
that book. And with the discounts in Goodreads Deals, readers will be
able to read even more books. This program is also a powerful new
marketing tool for authors and publishers; being able to reach the size
of audience we have with personalized price promotions is a great new
opportunity for them.”

Goodreads Deals is currently available for members in the U.S. Members
will be able to choose which retailers they would like to see in their
personalized deal emails and can select from the following: Amazon
Kindle, Apple iBooks, Barnes & Noble Nook, Google Play, and Kobo.

Membership of Goodreads is free. You can access Goodreads through iOS
and Android apps, as well as www.goodreads.com.

ABOUT GOODREADS

With more than 50 million members, Goodreads, an Amazon, Inc. subsidiary
(NASDAQ: AMZN), is the world’s largest site for readers and book
recommendations. On Goodreads, readers can discover new books, track
what they have read, what to read and are currently reading, and share
what they think about them with fellow readers. Goodreads members have
added more than 1.5 billion books to their shelves, and, each month,
they add 15 million books to their Want to Read shelves. For more
information, visit www.goodreads.com.

Contacts

Goodreads
Suzanne Skyvara, 415-857-1606
press@goodreads.com