BookLikes - The Europas

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BookLikes - book-based social service that recommends great books based on your reading preferences. It’s a complete website for book-lovers. BookLikes gives only individualized book recommendations, books that really define you. New kind of social algorithm takes into consideration users’ reading preferences, general book information and category it belongs to as well as individual social experience. Due to that unique solution we give BookLikes members great personalized book recommendations even from newly entered book category.

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BookLikes - The Europas

  1. 1. THE BL-TEAM currently: already created: The biggest Polish website with local promotions in retail stores. Dawid Piaskowski dr Joanna Grzelak Wojtek AndrzejczakCo-Founder and CEO Co-Founder and CMO Co-Founder and CTO
  2. 2. PROBLEM #1 ONE (PLACE) TO RULE THEM ALL?•Paper Books •eBooks •AudioBooks •Kindle books •Kobo books •Nook books •PDF’s •Apple iBooks •other
  3. 3. PROBLEM #2 CHOICE>1.000/day paper books published in USA. So there is a lot of books to choose from...
  4. 4. PROBLEM #3WHAT ABOUT BOOK LOVERS?•Music •Movies
  5. 5. Complete social service for book lovers that recommends great books based on users’ reading preferences.
  6. 6. HOW DO WE EARN MONEY?currently • Affiliate Programs - 5%-15% from salefuture • Targeted Ads • Premium API • Premium Analytics
  7. 7. MARKET: MONEY Value of online book sale market. Most Popular Online Purchases (by Nielsen) 0 10 20 30 40 50 Books 41 % Cloths/Shoes/Accessories 26 % Videos/DVDs/Games 24 % Airline tickets 24 %$4,2 billion Elelctronic equipment 23 % Music 19 % Cosmetics 19 % Computer Hardware 16 % Tours 16 % Event Tickets 15 % Computer Software 14 %$2,7 billion Groceries Other 14 % 34 %
  8. 8. MARKET: PEOPLE BUYING BOOKS ONLINE>340.000.000 only in: and
  9. 9. Number of users in mln400300200 HUGE opportunity100 0 Market Goodreads Librarything Shelfari weRead anobii lovelybooks
  10. 10. HOW ARE WE INNOVATIVE? •Recommendations engine •Multilingual •Biggest book database •Context-based discussions •Not only Amazon bookstore
  11. 11. RECOMMENDATION ENGINE Recommendations from booksellers: “Customers Who Bought This Book Also Bought”Today people who are looking for new books have to userecommendations from booksellers. Those recommendations arebased on books they bought, not whether they liked them or not.And it’s still limited to the books that are in stock only in onebookseller.
  12. 12. RECOMMENDATION ENGINE because we are really proud! BookLikes combines all of your reading experiences... ...and gives you the best individual book recommendations.working in real-time learning from users’ behavior
  13. 13. HOW ARE WE GROWING? Number of users 20,000 BookLikes at 15,000 12th-14th September 2011 10,000 Launched at 12th August 2011 5,000 import from 14th June 2011 Visual Bookshelf 0
  14. 14. THEY WROTE ABOUT US.“BookLikes is a missing link between Facebook and Amazon.” Tip Hero Staffs Pick for Website of the Week 9/19/11 If youre an avid reader thats looking for a better reading experience overall, be sure to check out BookLikes for yourself! BookLikes.com Attempts To Out-Suggest Amazon
  15. 15. VISION & FUTURE• Complete Social Platform for book lovers;• Effective Marketing Platform for authors and publishers;• Precise Analytical Platform for authors and publishers;• Open Platform for developers;• Solution for collecting and reading all your ebooks (incl. PDF’s, DOC’s) in the cloud;
  16. 16. SOON ONGERMANY
  17. 17. THANK YOU!Dawid Piaskowski dr Joanna Grzelak 0048-666-326-326 0048-604-282-204dawid@booklikes.com joanna@booklikes.com @DawidPiaskowski @JoannaGrzelak

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