It’s not a revolutionary idea. Just something that I think should probably go into mass production.
**Put QR codes on (or in) Books that link to book reviews. A Website where any reader can log in and rate the book or write up a review.
I think the best option right now might be Google Books. They (Google) aren’t outright trying to sell you the book like Amazon is. They bring in reviews from professional organizations such as Choice and user generated reviews from sites like Amazon. They also aggregate user ratings.
Here is my attempt to solicit interest
I just checked over the profile options for our book lease program through McNaughton and there wasn’t an option listed to add one. I just tweeted Brodart to see what they could do about that. If you are reading this would you mind asking your own primary book vendor?
As I said it isn’t a revolutionary idea (because it is really obvious) I found the following mentions of a similar program: