The Daily Square – Bittersweet Edition

July 3rd, 2007 · 2 Comments
by Kassia Krozser

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2 responses so far ↓

  • S.Negraval // Jul 3, 2007 at 1:18 pm

    Hi there-
    Great blog!

    I just wanted to tell you about We’re an online book rental club. We just went public less than 2 months ago.
    150,000 titles, no late fees, free shipping both ways.
    We really are just like Netflix for books, and I’m trying to get the word out.
    Check us out!
    Thanks very much.


  • Kassia Krozser // Jul 3, 2007 at 8:20 pm

    Hi back — I’m aware of Bookswim (have written about it, in fact). One thing that I quibble with — and you’ll need to excuse my very literal mind — is the label “Netflix for books”. The reason being is that Netflix would not operate without the approval of the studios; this means that a compensation model has been implemented to ensure that studios (and talent, etc via participations and residuals) receive money that is effectively commensurate with “lost” sales due to the rental model employed by Netflix.

    Based on my reading, Bookswim is closer to a book sharing service.

    Yes, I’m simply one of those horribly precise people on this topic (less precise on others (g)).