Business: Service
Ghost Reader   (+2, -1)  [vote for, against]
Easier than audiobooks

This may lead to the downfall of society and literacy, but you get paid! The service you provide is simple, read a book, completely, for the customer and then report the contents in their chosen fashion. The service is anchored on a website that connects the patrons to the service providers and exchanges money between them. Customers post what book they want read, and include what they want in return. A written book report, or a simple phone call detailing the contents to said book. Members of the site can then pick what books they want to read, then provide the service to the customer.
-- evilpenguin, Dec 13 2014

something similiar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advance_copy
Advanced Reader Copies uncorrected proofs [popbottle, Dec 15 2014]

"The butler did it."
-- 8th of 7, Dec 13 2014


This service would have helped me in my final school exam in English - I just couldn't read more than three pages into 'Mrs. Dalloway' without falling fast asleep. I skipped the exam, got a bad (the worst) grade for it and never looked at Virginia Woolf again. So: [+]
-- Toto Anders, Dec 13 2014


You managed three whole pages ? Respect …
-- 8th of 7, Dec 13 2014


surely the first three pages just covers the copyright statement, some blurb about the author and "this book printed in..."
-- not_morrison_rm, Dec 13 2014


A ghost browser could make a mint.
-- 4and20, Dec 13 2014


// surely the first three pages just covers the copyright statement, some blurb about the author and "this book printed in..." // Now that you mention it: I did wonder who this peculiar ISBN character was with his surname all numbers and hyphens. It just did not fit in the plot.
-- Toto Anders, Dec 13 2014


The blurb about the author is more soporific than the copyright statement.

There's a recent IOT on Mrs Dalloway that provides this kind of service.
-- pocmloc, Dec 13 2014


// copyright statement //

… which is superfluous, since no sane person would want to copy it.
-- 8th of 7, Dec 13 2014


Whose afraid of Virginia Woolf? Virginia Woolf ? Virginia Woolf ?

Whose afraid of Virginia Woolf? Tra la la la la.

(As read by the three little pigs.)
-- popbottle, Dec 15 2014



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