Thursday, July 05, 2007

Netflix for Readers?

I read about Bookswim this morning on DailyCandy and I was all gung ho to try it out until I noted the monthly fees. I'm lucky if I can get through a book or two every month, and I usually spend around $10/book (used) on Amazon.com, including shipping. Bookswim is charging $23.99 per month to have 3 books at a time at home, so say I read 6 books every 3 months, that's around $12 more than I'd spend to actually buy the books (used). Details here. I'll be curious to see how well they do.

3 comments:

Candace said...

Around here the library system is very good. Like, I can place a book on hold online and pick it up from whichever library branch I want within a week. I usually only resort to Amazon if there's a long wait for a new release and I'm feeling impatient, it's hard to imagine paying for a service like this...

Garth said...

alt.binaries.e-book

Lisa said...

Here's a hilarious thought I had recently. "Wouldn't it be awesome if you could RENT BOOKS! oh yeah, that's a library"

I need to get a BPL card- want to do that this weekend?