The Rise Of Goodreads

The Atlantic takes a look at Goodreads and the opportunities they have to grow the site.

We don’t want to spam our users. We’re only at the tip of the iceberg of what we can do for authors in terms of helping them connect to fans. I was once having drinks with the author Tim Ferris, and we looked at the site together and saw that [tens of thousands of members] had read his books. And he was like, “Great! How can I email them all?” And I was like, “No, we don’t have that.”

JUST BECAUSE I’VE READ A TIM FERRIS BOOK DOESN’T MEAN I WANT TIM FERRIS EMAILING ME. EVERYBODY SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND THIS EXCEPT TIM FERRIS.