Goodreads Nearing Nine Million Members

Los Angeles-based Goodreads, the online social networking site focused on books, reported this week that it is just about set to hit nine million members of the service. The site, which is headed by Otis Chandler, said it now has over 300 million books cataloged. The firm announced the numbers along with its participation in the launch of the Facebook App Center, which highlights the top applications on the popular social networking site. Goodreads launched its Facebook App in January, and the firm says it now has around 1 million monthly active users using the app.