MOST TRUSTED NEWSWIRE PRESS RELEASE DISTRIBUTION
PRTODAY / NewswireToday press release distribution service network
Written by / Agency / Source: Goodreads
Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

Goodreads Unveils Next-Gen Book Recommendations - Multiple algorithms, 20 billion data points and the ‘secret sauce’: world’s largest community of readers - Goodreads.com
Goodreads Unveils Next-Gen Book Recommendations

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Santa Monica, CA, United States, 2011/09/15 - Multiple algorithms, 20 billion data points and the ‘secret sauce’: world’s largest community of readers - Goodreads.com.

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Books / Publishing / Newspapers Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Goodreads today launched a new book recommendations engine designed to meet the seismic changes in publishing. Combining the most comprehensive set of data on what people like and don’t like to read with proprietary algorithms, Goodreads delivers book recommendations of a caliber previously unseen.

“No one has been able to provide recommendations like this before. This is the first time a community of readers of this size has collectively shared their literary likes and dislikes,” said Otis Chandler, CEO and founder of Goodreads. “It gives us data that no one else has. For example, we have more than 174,000 ratings of the best-selling ‘The Help’ while Amazon only has around 4,400.”

Goodreads has almost six million members who have added more than 190 million books to their shelves and mark more than 100,000 new books “to read” each day. On average, members have 140 books on their Goodreads bookshelves.

Combining multiple proprietary algorithms which analyze 20 billion data points, Goodreads better predicts which books people will want to read next.

Using ‘The Help’ as an example, if a reader liked it because they like reading historical fiction and they also liked ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society’ and ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, ’ then a great recommendation for that reader is ‘These Is My Words.’ With Amazon, the focus is on other best sellers so someone buying ‘The Help’ would get recommendations for books as diverse as ‘Water For Elephants, ’ ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘One Day.’

“With Goodreads, it’s as if you combine your favorite librarian, your best friend, and a database of two million book titles into one person and ask ‘what should I read next?’” said Chandler. “We’re the Netflix of book recommendations. As members add more reviews and ratings, we keep improving our suggestions for them.”

How Goodreads Recommendations Work

While other book recommendations options are based around knowledge of a book – whether you bought it, the author, the content and the genre – and then recommend similar titles, Goodreads also analyzes the reading history of people and how different books fit into their lives.

Goodreads also looks at the relationship between books. “You can map out the connections between books – how many of them appear on the same reader bookshelves, what the topics are, when they were read – and identify the books with the strongest connections to make better recommendations,” said Chandler.

In order to provide the best possible recommendations, Goodreads gets an understanding of people’s literary likes and dislikes by asking them to rate at least 20 books. To get even more insightful recommendations, Goodreads suggests that readers add them to custom bookshelves.

“How people shelve or categorize their books reveals how they think about books,” said Chandler.

For example, Goodreads members have put “The Help” on bookshelves called “Historical Fiction,” “Friendship,” “Racism,” “Women’s Fiction > Chick Lit,” “Cultural > African American” and “Guilty Pleasures.”

“You can see the diversity of opinions about where this one book fits into people’s overall world of books,” explained Chandler. “For some readers, they view the book in historical terms while for other readers, it speaks to them primarily about racism. And for still others, it’s simply Chick Lit. People take different things away from books. It’s that wide range of reactions which is reflected in our new recommendations engine, providing suggestions which are unique to each reader.”

About Goodreads

Founded in 2006, Goodreads (goodreads.com) has become the leader in helping people discover and share books. Goodreads has almost six million members who have added 190 million books to their shelves. Another 300,000 new books are added daily, with 100,000 of these being listed as “to read.” We’re loved by avid and casual readers alike who use Goodreads to discover new reads, share ratings and recommendations, track what they have read and list what they want to read. We’re a favorite with book clubs too as it’s an easy way to keep all book club members updated on events, take a vote for the next book to read and share other book news. Goodreads is also a place where over 26,000 authors and their publishers connect with readers. Goodreads is a privately owned company.

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Books / Publishing / Newspapers Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: Goodreads

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick NewswireToday Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Books / Publishing / Newspapers articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


Goodreads Unveils Next-Gen Book Recommendations

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name NewswireToday and LINK as the source.
 
Publisher Contact: Suzanne Skyvara - Goodreads.com 
415-453-4880 Suzanne[.]skyvaracommunications.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any Goodreads securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Books / Publishing / Newspapers via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY

Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From Goodreads / Company Profile


Read Books / Publishing / Newspapers Most Recent Related Newswires:

The National Law Journal Unveils the 2019 NLJ 500
S&P Global Platts Price Assessments Selected to Form Basis of New LME Futures Contracts
Hearst Acquires Print & Digital Assets of Seven Weekly Newspaper Brands from Hersam Acorn Newspapers, LLC
University of Bath Partners with Wiley Education Services to Launch First Fully Online Programs
Wiley and the National Society of Genetic Counselors Announce Publishing Partnership
Hearst's Fitch Group to Acquire Fulcrum Financial Data
S&P Global Platts Launches Lithium Carbonate CIF North Asia Price Assessment
Wiley Partners with the March for Science
S&P Global Platts Launches Heards Website for LNG Market Information
Fitch Group Becomes a Wholly-Owned Hearst Business
S&P Global Platts Deploys Blockchain for Collation of Fujairah Oil Inventory Data
S&P Global Platts to Assess the Value of 11 Crude Oils on A North Asia Delivered Basis
Fujairah Engages S&P Global Platts in Long-term Agreement to Distribute Weekly Inventory Storage Data
Hearst Completes Acquisition of Rodale, Inc. Magazine Media Brands
Wiley Announces Launch of Wiley Digital Archives

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  JobsWare.com

Visit Havens Metal Works





 
  ©2019 NewswireToday — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com newswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)