KillerStartups – Like Pandora But For Books

Beta.BookLamp.orgA service that is currently in public beta, Book Lamp intends to do for lovers of literature what a site like Pandora does for music listeners. Book Lamp will take your tastes into account and find authors that write in the way you enjoy.

But it will do so to the extent that you specify. For example, you might like the kind of internal conflict that Joseph Conrad always deals with on his books, but you might find the pacing too slow and the books far too long. If that is the case, you can ask Book Lamp to find authors who are thematically related to the phenomenal English writer born in Poland, but which are shorter and have a different sense of dynamics. It’s as easy as that, and the results are always accurate.

I think that is because you are able to specify a lot of different aspects at once if you want. You can have Book Lamp take not only the pacing and the density into account, but also the level of action and description. It’s not that you will find the best book ever through such a service. But you are finding titles you are sure to love through it. In Their Own Words

“ matches readers to books through an analysis of writing styles, similar to the way that matches music lovers to new music. Do you like Stephen King’s It, but thought it was too long? BookLamp allows you to find books with a similar level of tone, tense, perspective, action, description, and dialog – while at the same time allowing you to specify details like… half the length. It’s impervious to outside influences – like advertising – that impact socially driven recommendation systems, and isn’t reliant on a large user base to work. Take a look at the above video to see how we do it in detail.”

Why It Might Be A Killer

Book lovers couldn’t ask for a more focused service, really.

Some Questions About

When will the site lose its beta label? What will take for that to happen?

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