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Find new stuff to read by hooking up your reader - read extract and reviews, then buy at terminal.
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Solution

I am constantly running out of stuff to read. Amazon can only make suggestions if I buy there (which I don't), or based on single titles. Good Reads is cumbersome to use, and not geared toward buying. How I find new books? By asking friends - telling them which books I liked and why. So if a terminal takes a look at my ebook reader... it should be able to make a suggestion! Something I haven't on my reader, a new author that I haven't read yet, or a new episode in a series that I missed.

What is the core principle of your idea?

Make suggestions based on my current reading - making it easy to then browse suggestions, read excerpts - and then buy and load, all in one step.

Can your idea be applied to different formats (in a bookstore, at a trade fair, at a conference)?

I don't see this limited to the actual stores - but terminals would work a treat at airports, train stations, cafes... everywhere people take a moment to relax and read.

Would it be possible to turn your idea into a reality, or at least create a prototype of it, at short notice, i.e. by the Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2014?

If you can create a database with linked authors... yes. An example I like: http://www.yournextread.com/us/#!isbn=0142001805

What do you estimate the costs for the prototype or the final implementation of your idea to be?

No clue.