What I'd like to see on your site is a combination forum and database
where I can find the technical reviews of ebooks, since Wikipedia and
Goodreads do a decent job of content reviews. For example, I'd gladly
have paid a bit more for a copy of The 48 Laws of Power that presents
the same typography, fonts and colors used in the hard copy and is not
missing pages 34 to 37.
Facts like physical format of the ebook are nice neat database elements
that can be determined from 30 seconds looking at the book, but
something like missing or garbled pages is something readers have to
provide, hence the forum. A place for readers to provide a strictly
technical evaluation of a particular publisher's ebook. So when I go to
an individual book page, I'd like that last column to be a technical
review score. If the actual file is identical from all 5 vendors, the
score would of course be the same.
Interesting idea; but I cannot see how to do this.
If you can find a group of people who’d be interested, I’d consider it as a special interest group project. But I don’t see how I could obtain this information on the 2 million books in the database…
AdminRachel Willmer (Owner, Luzme) commented
Sorry but I think this is a job for someone with a larger development budget that I have available. So I'm going to decline the suggestion, but thanks anyway.
You can't obtain, let alone maintain a database that size which will grow every year. But those readers who care about the quality of the books they read can. If they have a fairly easy place to do it.
I'd suggest you form a non-profit public benefit .org company as a wholly owned subsidiary of Luzme. I'll be you could get google, amazon, and the others to contribute to a reader service organization with a standard method of rating ebook products.