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BookSwim is Like Netflix for Books: But Will it Succeed? | Gear Live

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Wednesday August 8, 2007 7:23 am

BookSwim is Like Netflix for Books: But Will it Succeed?


Posted by Lolita Beckwith Categories: Internet


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is the granddaddy of the rent-by-mail craze, making it tres easy to rent DVDs and video games without stepping off your curb. Now comes BookSwim, with the same paradigm: create a queue of books to read, wait for them to be shipped to you, send them back when done so your next title can be sent out. No shipping or late fees, and keep the books as long as you want. BookSwim claims to have over 150,000 titles, and plans range from $20 USD (3 books at-a-time) to $36 USD (11 books!). We’re curious to see if BookSwim takes off, as it faces stiff competition from a little something called the Public Library, which we hear is free. But, if you live far from the library, BookSwim could be worth a shot.


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