Goodreads Reaches 100,000 Authors in Goodreads Author Program

Goodreads now has 100,000 authors in its Goodreads Author Program. Some of the authors include: Khaled Hosseini, Neil Gaiman, Amy Tan, Helen Fielding, James Patterson, Cassandra Clare, Rick Riordan, Jodi Picoult, Stephen King, Margaret Atwood, John Grisham, Nicholas Sparks, L.J. Smith,David Baldacci.

The Goodreads Author Program is a completely free feature designed to help authors reach their target audience - passionate readers. This is the perfect place for new and established authors to promote their books.

Goodreads has launched author badges which will show up on the pages of all verified author pages.

The Goodreads blog says:

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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