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foxifaeri
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Program like Netflix for books

Pretty much just a random thought I'd like to share and see if anyone else has the same notion. I would LOVE if B&N came out with a program like netflix for eBooks. You know with a monthly fee and you get a book then once it's returned, another from your list is offered to you. Anyone else thought of this, I mean, it really seems so obvious to me and would certainly be a benefit to B&N in the ereader war? Am I way off and there already is something like this in exsistance?

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Colleen_Rose
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Re: Program like Netflix for books

B&N does do this by allowing you to read library books on its platform.

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Jefferson_Thomas
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Re: Program like Netflix for books

Not to mention that it might increase sales of Nooks!  :smileyhappy:

 

 

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bklvr896
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Re: Program like Netflix for books


foxifaeri wrote:

Pretty much just a random thought I'd like to share and see if anyone else has the same notion. I would LOVE if B&N came out with a program like netflix for eBooks. You know with a monthly fee and you get a book then once it's returned, another from your list is offered to you. Anyone else thought of this, I mean, it really seems so obvious to me and would certainly be a benefit to B&N in the ereader war? Am I way off and there already is something like this in exsistance?


I agree that this would be great, but I'm guessing that the publishers are standing in the way of anything like this right now, since most of them pulled out of the LendMe program.  Maybe in the future, once eBooks become more prevalent.

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BearMountainBooks-Maria
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Re: Program like Netflix for books

Why doesn't the library work for that feature?   Of course the publishers aren't going to be any happier with lending books that way so they won't make many of them available.  I'm guessing if they ever do it, it will be a program direct from the publishers like the old book clubs that used to send out 4 hardbacks a month or whatever it was. 

 

Maybe you'd pay them a fee of 9 dollars and get x books--but the problem is always that I want to select the books *I* want--not some random selection...

 

Nothing wrong with the idea at all.  Whether the publishers ever have the guts to offer it...

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krenea1
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Re: Program like Netflix for books

Excellent idea! I think it would bring a lot to the table for both consumers and suppliers. All it takes is a little negotiation. Redbox (a combination of Netflix and the brick and mortar rental stores) had to negotiate with the DVD producers so that the service would not take away from the sales of new releases. Redbox waits for a certain period of time before they allow anyone to rent a new release. B&N could do the same thing. Newly released books would not be available for a certain period to allow for sales. It would be a tricky one to get approved an implement but I would be one of the first members to sign on if they had something like that.

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