Are you considering migrating from Goodreads to The StoryGraph or perhaps wanting to integrate all your book data into The StoryGraph? If so, I’ve got some tips to help you do just that right here in this blog post.

If you’re more of a visual learner, I’ve got a step-by-step video guide on the same subject. You can check out the video here:

Method 1: Fresh Start? Import Your Goodreads Library During Account Setup

If you’re dipping your toes into The StoryGraph waters for the first time, there’s a neat little feature to smoothly bring your entire Goodreads library along.

Let’s break it down, step by step:

  1. Join The StoryGraph family. Head over to The StoryGraph’s website and click on the Signup menu.
  2. The welcoming committee. Once you’ve registered, The StoryGraph will pop up with a ‘Import your Goodreads data?’ page. It seems they’ve got our migration needs covered!
  3. Off to Goodreads for a quick export. On this page, you’ll see an ‘Export my Goodreads Library’ button under step 1. Give it a click, and you’ll find yourself on your Goodreads account’s Import/Export page. Hit the ‘Export Library’ button to create a CSV file of all your bookish gems.
  4. Download and hold tight. Once the CSV file is ready, it’ll appear as a clickable link under the ‘Export Library’ button. Click to download and save it on your device.
  5. Time to make the import. Switch to The StoryGraph page and look for a ‘Choose file’ button in step 2. Click it, locate the CSV file you just downloaded, and upload it.
  6. Almost there. Under step 3, click the ‘Import my Goodreads library’ button. On the next page, you can specify if you track owned books and which custom shelves you used in Goodreads for this.

And voila! The StoryGraph will start integrating your books. Be patient, though; depending on your library’s size, this could take up to 24 hours. I imported around 275 books, and it took just under an hour.

Method 2: Been There, Done That? Import from Goodreads via Manage Account

Already a The StoryGraph user but missed out on importing your Goodreads library? Fear not. You can still make the move via the ‘Manage Account’ page.

Here’s the play-by-play:

  1. Dive into your account settings. Log into your The StoryGraph account, click on your profile image in the top right, and select ‘Manage Account.’
  2. Start the import dance. Scroll to the ‘Goodreads Import’ section and hit the ‘Import Goodreads Library’ button.
  3. Export redux. You’ll find yourself back at step 1 from the previous method. Click the ‘Export my Goodreads Library’ button, and you’ll be redirected to the Goodreads Import/Export page. Hit ‘Export Library’ and get that CSV file ready.
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  1. Download encore. Click on the blue link that appears to download your Goodreads CSV file.
  2. Import, the sequel. Back on The StoryGraph page, hit ‘Choose file’ in step 2 and upload the Goodreads CSV file.
  3. The final step. Click ‘Import my Goodreads library’ under step 3. Once again, you can specify tracking options for owned books and custom shelves.

The StoryGraph will do its magic and start populating your library once more. This process, too, can take up to 24 hours, but they’ll shoot you an email once it’s all done. No need to keep refreshing the page!

Import Your Goodreads Books to Storygraph today

So, there you have it, my bookish friends! Once you’ve uploaded your files, you’re all set to explore and enjoy The StoryGraph without the daunting task of manually adding each book.

However, if you’re on the fence about switching from Goodreads to The StoryGraph, I have another resource for you. I’ve put together a detailed comparison video: Goodreads VS The StoryGraph. You can check that out below. It might just help you make up your mind!

Remember, whether you’re with Goodreads, The StoryGraph, or both, the most important thing is that we’re all here for the love of books. So, until next time, happy reading!