Dear Social Book Sites: it's 2011!
I'm member at LibraryThing where I store a catalog of all the books I own. LibraryThing then adds a whole bunch of social features and automatic meta-data on top of my simple list. I love it.
But let's face it. I'm buying less and less books on dead trees. Instead I download books from various sources: I buy them Amazon's Kindle shop, download them from the Author's web site or find them at sites like Smashwords.
Now I suddenly have a digital library and have to think about how to store my books.
Yes, I can put them in some folder on my computer and I can manage them with a tool like Calibre. But that's really not how it should work in 2011 – I want my library available everywhere, anytime and I want it to be social.
Dear social book websites:
- Let me upload my ebooks and make them accessible via ODPS
- Take care of format conversions
- Automatically add eBook versions to all my dead-tree books where the text is in Public Domain
Can't be that hard, can it?