Some rapid-fire idea storming before I head out to Berkeley for the evening Entrepreneurship class (that I am still wait listed for!) As my Saturday morning Entrepreneurship professor said in class – hey, if you can take my ideas and out-execute me, just go for it!
- Sell used ebooks (auction style) – So what happens to all those ebooks that you finish reading (or start and know you will never finish)? For paper-and-ink books, you can donate them to a public library, take them to a used bookstore or even have a garage sale. Why can’t we sell ebooks after we are done reading them and simply don’t want them cluttering up our Kindles? And make them auctionable!
- Perhaps we also need the same for selling “used” digital music. Basically, need to figure out a way to make sure absolutely that the digital copy owned by the seller evaporate into thin air as it were (like how you would lose possession after selling a physical book or CD).
- iTunes for archived magazine or other paid content (99c only) – You know how you search for something and a particularly relevant article from Time magazine pops up so you click on the link? Which gives you a brief, tantalizing preview and then asks you to cough up $4.99 for the archived article? Well, what if someone took over all the archiving efforts for these mainstream media publications? And offered every single article for a flat (and low) fee just like iTunes does?