BookLamp: eBook Purchases Made Easy


There is nothing more frustrating than trying to find a new eBook for your digital reading device and struggling to narrow down your search parameters. The creators of BookLamp are hoping to end this frustration and make shopping for an eBook much easier.

The idea behind BookLamp is not much different from Pandora’s music program. The program works by establishing a so-called “Book DNA” by scanning and analyzing the various characteristics of different literary works such as story components and writing style.

In order for a project like BookLamp to truly be successful however, it requires a great deal of cooperation between the developers and publishers. The two parties need to work together to open up greater catalogues for scanning. Currently only two major publishers, Random House and Kensington Books, are participating in BookLamp. The result is a library of 20,000 books. More will need to be added if the program is going to be more attractive to the public.

What do you think of this service? Will you use it if it has more books added to it?

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