Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Newest: NetBooks?

You know, like Netflix. Only with books. That's what they're suggesting for the future of e-books. Pay a monthly fee and get access to a wide range of e-books.

I'm not sure what I think of this concept. If they stick with how Netflix only offers older releases, then this might be an interesting offer for forgotten previously released e-books. But if they're considering putting newly released e-books into the lineup for a monthly fee, then I have issues.

I just heard about this concept yesterday, so still mulling through the ramifications of it. What do you think? Yay, or nay for a book version of Netflix?

Surrendering to Him,



Jessica Nelson said...

Hmmm, not sure. Would I use it? Probably not because libraries offer books for free. But it might be good for authors because it's another avenue of getting our books out. I wonder what the criteria would be for having a book available there (I mean, how would they choose which books to put up?)
Interesting and I hadn't heard of this yet.

Eileen Astels Watson said...

I'm not sure I'd subscribe to it either, Jessica. I like my new releases and I'm such a slow reader that I don't know it'd be worth my while in monthly fees. Guess that depends on what the fee would be, though.

Sandra Orchard said...

Yeah, most people don't read fast enough to make it worthwhile. You can already borrow ebooks from lots of libraries as well.

Loree Huebner said...

I don't like the concept. I read slowly too. I don't the idea of rushing to get my moneys worth.

Let me know if you hear anymore on this.

Chatty Crone said...

I like a book in the hand!