Goodreads Updates Requiring Your Action by Sept. 1st (July 5th for some items)…

Just received the following email from Goodreads, so just in case anyone missed it, or didn’t get their email, please take note and action as soon as possible (Note: some facilities will cease on 5th July):

Hello Chris,

As part of our commitment to improving Goodreads, we are phasing out a number of features in order to focus on the ones our members use most. As you are someone who has used one or more of these features, we are offering you the option to save your content by downloading it before Sept. 1, 2022. Please note that you will be unable to download your content after this date.

Questions? Visit our help center.We will be phasing out the following for which our records show you’ve added content:

Favorite authors
We are simplifying how you can stay updated on authors whose books you love. We will be removing the favorite authors list on Sept. 1, 2022 and instead encourage you to follow your favorite authors. Select ‘follow’ on your favorite authors page or on each author’s profile page. This will ensure you get news about these authors and updates on their new books.

Owned books
As part of streamlining our reviews creation page on desktop, we’re phasing out the option to add details about owned books such as condition and purchase date on July 5, 2022. Members will still have the option to mark a book as owned within the ‘more details’ section when writing their review on desktop. You can later view a list of your owned books by adding the owned books column in My Books (learn how to customize the My Books page). Visit our help center to learn how to create and add books to your ‘owned’ bookshelf.

To learn more about these upcoming changes or for help downloading your data, please visit our help center.

Thank you for being a member of Goodreads and being part of our global community of readers!

The Goodreads Team


13 thoughts on “Goodreads Updates Requiring Your Action by Sept. 1st (July 5th for some items)…

  1. From the 20th of June, Goodreads has stopped regular members adding books themselves. I can understand GR’s reasons for doing this, but expect delays if you request a book be added in the Librarians Group.

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