About two years ago I was part of a company that wanted to finance start-ups. I saw quite a few projects and ideas, some of them really amazing -the type that made me go “why didn’t I think of that?” and “Now, that is so useful, I wonder how we managed to live so long without it!” This line of work didn’t work out, but today I read about a start-up that I wish I had financed because it connects books and smart ideas!
Enter Screwpulp, a service that offers free ebooks -mainly from new authors. The twist is in the interesting constraints that accompany the service:
- readers can download one book at a time, review it and upload the review. Only then can they download a new book
- ebooks with good reviews go higher up the list
- when an ebook has reached 25 downloads, it moves from being free to costing 1$
- early adopters of an ebook benefit from a better price
- screwpulp can then be used as a tool to reach the optimum price for an ebook.
So, take a look, and maybe you will soon enough be one of Screwpulp’s new users!