Monday, July 02, 2007

Netflix for books?

A friend recently said to me, "I wish there was a Netflix for books." My mind started whirring about the possibility of a business venture like this. Then I read this article in PW Weekly today.

Apparently some folks beat us to the punch. Booksfree has been around for seven years. Bookswim is the newcomer but has a similar model. I haven't had the chance to compare the two yet, so feel free to let me know what you think. Seems like a cool idea.


Sheryl said...

Very cool C.J. I've never heard of these book rental sites, so I'm glad that you posted this. At a quick glance, it seemed that Booksfree had a better selection of Christian fiction. What a great idea!

However, since my pile of books to read is rather high at the moment :-), this info will have to go on the back burner for a while.

Have a great 4th!

S.Negraval said...

Hello there!

Well for starters, BookSwim offers a better rental model, which ensures that the reader is never without something to read as books are being mailed.
For more on this check out How it Works .
We offer 150,000 titles, no late fees EVER, free shipping is guaranteed.

We're also working on something very special with independent authors. C.J., I encourage you to check out our blog about this new and exciting program. (See entry about Joel Block, Ph.D. and his books)

Thanks so much.
I really do hope you check us out.