As an update on my idea for a Netflix type system for books. I realized while discussing the idea with family members over the weekend that there is one important change that probably needs to be made.
To make this idea a viable business you would almost have to only allow for e-books. While you could rent physical copies of books, unlike a DVD the normal wear and tear for a book is a lot higher. This throws more weight to Amazon as they have released their Kindle app for Windows PC’s.
As a side note, I’ve downloaded the Kindle app along with a nice selection of the zero cost books listed. It’s actually quite nice. My most likely complaint of the book not being enjoyable since it isn’t a physical book, really didn’t seem to matter. Though admittedly I have yet to read a book the whole way through, once that happens I may have a different opinion.