NetFlix For Books

from the imitation-is-the-sincerest-form-of-what-now? dept

It seems that the Netflix model is beginning to catch on in other areas. There’s a company in DC that is basically offering a Netflix-style service for books. You pay a monthly fee and you get a bunch of books sent to you, which you send back when you’re done. I wonder, though, if it makes as much sense for books, since books take longer to read than DVDs are to watch – meaning that there could be less turnover for any item. Interestingly, over 90% of subscribers to the service are women – though, it’s unclear why. Unlike Netflix, however, this is being run as a small business, with just a few employees, who all double as book packers.

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