Text Patterns - by Alan Jacobs

Friday, June 19, 2009

I look into your reading future . . .

I’m not getting especially helpful advice from the Book Seer, but maybe you’ll do better. I read about the Seer at booktwo.


  • John Johansson said...

    It could be more useful if it suggested authors instead of books. For instance, I type in Gaudy Night by Dorothy Sayers and I get all of Sayers' other Wimsey mysteries.

    It's interesting that the Book Seer uses Amazon's book suggestions also encourages users to ask for suggestions at their local bookstore. The difference between those two options is that Amazon's suggestion-bot uses somewhat objective sales metrics from like-minded customers, while an employee at a local bookstore or library is a more subjective but also more potentially random and interesting source.

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