Sunday, December 7, 2008

Want To Try Before You Buy?

I think everyone's heard of Netflix before- the online movie rental place. Perfect for those who enjoy watching a movie before deciding whether or not to buy it- just like a traditional movie rental shop. Yet, Netflix provides the convenience factor of never having to leave home to make your selections. Instead, simply pull up to your computer, log in, create a membership (pay based on how many rentals you want out at a time instead of by the video), then pick out your videos, and wait just a few days for them to arrive. Sure you don't get the instant gratification of bringing the video home immediately. However, with a little foresight you'll have everything on hand when you're ready.

Anywho... I digress. The point I was trying to make was that everyone's heard of Netflix because when it started several years back it caught on like wild fire. In today's busy society convenience is everything, and the convenience factor offered by Netflix was more than traditional rental shops could offer [at the time]. Well, now apparently, movies and video games aren't the only things you can rent online. Nope, there'a whole new online rage, and this time it's dealing with books.

Check out BookSwim, the all new online book rental site. BookSwim is the first online book rental library service lending you paperbacks and hardcovers, Netflix®-style, directly to your house, without the need to purchase! Whether it's new releases, bestsellers, or classics, we have something for everyone, with free shipping both ways! Read your books as long as you want — no late fees! Even choose to purchase and keep the titles you love!

I think this is a really cool idea! There are so many people that either don't have access to a local library due to their location or do to lack of transportation. Others would love to visit the library, but simply do not have the time. With BookSwim this is a problem of yesterday. And while I would hate to see BookSwim or any site in the future like it take the place of traditional libraries, I think this is a very unique idea that could help bring books in to homes that otherwise wouldn't have them or have the opportunity to try them before buying.

If you're interested to see what BookSwim has to offer in the children's catalog, click here.

And if you think this sounds like something you'd be interested in trying for yourself you should be sure to get your name in the hat today for the drawing One Book Two Book is hosting on their giveaway. One lucky winner is going to win a free 3month BookSwim subscription. But you need to enter today, December 7, to get your name in the draw. Click here to enter.

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