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Wednesday, January 26

Best Idea.... Ever!

Netflix for books.

i've already posted a thread on a friends' blog

but i figured it's worth a full entry.

yes, Netflix for books. so, pretty much, its Netflix with books instead of DVD's. a library online! no late fees! it will be a long time before people regularly use ebooks, and this is just so practical! of course, i'd have to recommend only allowing the use of recreational books - not textbooks, where students (such as my poor ass would have) would abuse the privilidge. The book industry would actually gain from this. i know cuz i'm in the book industry!! thusly, my word is just that - the Word! yeah... it would create a whole new distributor for books and create access to books like my tiny company publishes. of course, i realize they'd start with best sellers, but like all good libraries, they would expand into niches like experimental fiction and Beat poetry....

so, if you would use Netflix for books, would you let me know? it might be my next great adventure in life. an accomplishment for the masses, if you will....


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What would be the media? the actual paper books? The main problem I see is that books weigh a lot, unlike dvds, so postage would be nasty.

Also, many community libraries already have a "by mail" program. It costs something (I think a dollar a book), but it is available.

12:14 PM

Blogger dr gonzo said...

Well, there's a thing called "Media Mail" or "Book Rate", which is a significantly less expensive shipping method than regular mail. i think it could work

3:08 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think I've already said it's a good idea and I will always refuse to read ebooks. Mainly because they are hard on the eyes and I like to print out most of what I read...

I'll be your first subscription!!


7:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

your blog is freaking hard to read with green dots all through it. I don't have my own blog or anyone who would read it so I have to past anonymously

10:12 AM


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