I am sure I have missed something. Were libraries in Indonesia not public assets--in other words, were they not free to use (for the price of a card) as they are here in America? If not, how much did it cost to "rent" a book from the "library"? And did that business model not already fail? Can you afford to do the same thing at a cost that will make your model more appealing than the one that came before?
dear singstothewind (a friend of danceswithwolves? haha, just kidding, no offense..right?
i understand your concern and i appreciate it very much.
thank you for taking time and effort to show that you care.
anyway, i`m not here to justify my opinion, but to find clarity for this plan.
i`m looking for diverse opinion to help me make decision better.
yes, library in indonesia were public assets and free to use, for the price of the card, but no, most of us don`t go to the library.
fyi, there are very few public libraries to serve 15 million citizens of indonesia`s capital city of Jakarta, and in indonesia, very few people go to the library.
limited and outdated selection, inconvenient way of reading, hard to reach spot and traffic jam almost everywhere and anytime, poor reading room, and poor promotional effort.
simply, libraries here are not reader`s friendly.
most of us didn`t even know where they are!.
if we can provide books, large collection of books old and new, and we can deliver it to your place, with a convenient 1 month of book return, and with a minimal subscription price ... well, i don`t know, if they`ll subscribe or not.
how to deal we book tears and wears?
we`ll set up packages, such as basic-intermediate-advanced package, with different amount of subscription price. this subscription money will be a safeguard for these books, i.e if they`re damaged or lost, the replacement price will be deducted automatically from their subscription.
this would be the model:
• subscription type: BASIC
• subscription fee: 30.000
• terms and condition: 2 books at a time;
2 weeks rent time;
1.000 late fee/day;
can only borrow books with green tags.
we`ll tag (red, green, blue) these books and classify them by price, rarity and time of release.
i still cannot describe any details, still working on it.
have suggestions?PS: how movie rentals did that without worrying about lost, cracks and scratches? what are their safeguards?