My Bookshelf - The Ebook Experience Refined

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How can we bring the best from the world of paperbooks into the world of ebooks?

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My Bookshelf - The Ebook Experience Refined

  1. 1. MY BOOKSHELFTHE EBOOK EXPERIENCE REFINEDThe Refinement Club
  2. 2. Share your readingexperienceEbooks are great in many ways, butthere is one thing we miss, thebookshelf. We miss being able todiscover new authors and to borrowbooks from our friends, we miss thenostalgic feeling of browsing throughbooks consumed, and of course thepatina of a worn and well read book. Illustrasjon(And being able to snoop and judgeother people by their bookshelves.) Photo by Matt Seppings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chumpolo/305250818/The Refinement Club
  3. 3. So how can we bring the best from the world of paperbooks into the world of ebooks?The Refinement Club
  4. 4. MYBOOKSHELF.COMA virtual bookshelfWed like a virtual bookshelfconnected to Kindle, which wecan share as we like. UsingTwitter and Facebook Connectwe can give friends and followersaccess to our bookshelf, and wecan explore theirs.The Refinement Club
  5. 5. KEY FEATURES‣ Sharing Easily share your reading experience with your friends and contacts.‣ Automatic‣ Open API Anyone should be able to take advantage of the information provided to make new services and products that can enhance our reading experience.The Refinement Club
  6. 6. FEATURES‣ Logging The books you read are logged (placed in your virtual bookshelf.) This happens automatically when you have finished reading the book. It also logs page numbers and reading time.‣ Notes & Quotes Store your notes and quotes. Share with and browse your friends’ notes and quotes.‣ Statistics Track your reading habits. How many books have you read? How many pages? How fast do you read on an average? What kind of books do you read? Are you fact or fiction? And most importantly what are the reading habits of your friends? The Refinement Club
  7. 7. SOCIAL FEATURES‣ Commenting Highlight and comment passages in the book and share your thoughts with your friends.‣ Rating Rate books and tell people what you think about your newly read book.‣ Browse and lend Browse your friends’ books and request to lend the books you find interesting.‣ Browse notes Browse your friends’ notes and quotes. When you browse their books you see the marks and highlights.The Refinement Club
  8. 8. COOL FEATURES‣ Slideshow A slideshow of your read books as a screensaver on your reading devices. Showing of how well read you are.‣ Quote feed Discover new quotes with a news feed filled with your friends recently saved quotes.The Refinement Club
  9. 9. IDEA INSPIRED BY‣ www.goodreads.com‣ Amazon Kindle‣ www.daytum.com‣ www.lastfm.comThe Refinement Club
  10. 10. IDEA BY‣ Åsmund Gravem @gravem‣ Gro Larsson @rexcreation‣ Johannes Rummelhoff @johannesr The Refinement Club

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