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Subject: Netflix for eBooks coming one day??
Date Posted: 10/12/2012 12:30 PM ET
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Article from Business Insider

 

Date Posted: 10/13/2012 1:44 PM ET
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Thats Dumb!  You can already get the older books for free.   & a Lot of Free books off amazon sony &... b&n

Date Posted: 10/13/2012 7:48 PM ET
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We already have this. Overdrive from the public library. You can download as many books as you can read.

Date Posted: 10/14/2012 4:49 PM ET
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I look forward to seeing what they offer.  There are many small places that offer this kind of service, but the selection is very limited.  If they can offer a wide enough selection or a specialized selection, this may be worthwhile.



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Date Posted: 10/14/2012 4:51 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/14/2012 6:08 PM ET
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Since the books have to be Lendable then I dont think it will be any different than sites like eBookFling

Date Posted: 10/14/2012 6:33 PM ET
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It will all depend on the selection.  I read enough to be happy with that kind of arrangement, as long as it offers plenty of books that I really want to read.  But most of the books I want are older HF not in e-book format.  It's going to be years before that changes.



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Date Posted: 10/15/2012 8:20 PM ET
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I didn't read the article. I would love a Netflix for books type service. But it would have to reasonably priced and not books that are free public domain and lendable or ones that are older and every library pretty much has them in every format.  But to pay a monthly fee to have a certain # checked out one time of non-lendable, non-freebie books would be great. I just paid for the Philly Free Library card because my librry doesn't have much.

My library has around 5,000 ebooks. BUt when you remove all the Patterson's, Roberts, Curious George, Magic Treehouse, *** For Dummies etc., the selection is somewhat limited.  The bulk of their ebook collection is stuff they already had in many copies in print/audio already anyway.



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