Elevator Pitch Friday: BookGlutton, The Computer's Kindle

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This week’s elevator pitch comes from BookGlutton.com. Although the pitch is long-winded and lacking energy and enthusiasm, it did alert us to this site that is worth checking out.

BookGlutton.com is basically a community for online book reading. The site promotes and encourages social interaction in reading and is ideal for book clubs. You can read though any of the books uploaded in full length or upload your own and share with others. One downside is the library is limited to public-domain works, which doesn’t offer a lot of recently published books. You can also join groups devoted to a certain author or type of book, like this group that is reading British literature. BookGlutton has even posted a nifty how-to video on YouTube about how to share books.

And if you want to restrict your group to just close friends, you can create a private book club. You can even make public or private notes while you read.

As of now, BookGlutton is ad-supported, but the site is looking to sell content in the future.
I’m already looking forward to starting a TechCrunch book club of my own!