BookSwim: Netflix for books? | BlogHer
Interesting discussion about Bookswim. This is from the same person who spoke about moving from an area that had a great library. She is looking at Bookswim, but isn't biting. I think this company needs to read the Long Tail. They don't have the vast inventory like Netflix. I think reader's interests are more diverse as well. Many people would rather get it for free at a public library than pay $23 for a subscription for books. One might as well purchase one if it costs that much. Libraries also have interlibrary loan for whatever they don't have. This service may work for someone who does not have a public library to rely upon, but when there is that availability, I don't see this catching on. There is also a reply from a Bookswim rep at the end. There is also a reply from a public library staff member as well. Great discussion.