BooksOye.com – My next-gen’ start-up
It’s a great feeling coming from a young man that he wants to give a solution to a problem which we all face. I guess this is what is the best quality of this generation or is it in the air! Very few who are from our Generation have seldom thought of giving solutions to the problems faced by them. At the most we could’ve thought of was to get a job, make a life out of whatever is available ignoring the problems – or may I say settling for things we have, rather than trying to change to something new or “disrupting ideas” to help us lead a better life. Actually the kind of technology available today is giving wings to the ideas; which we couldn’t have then.
Here I’m so proud to share with you that my son, Prithvi Soma, took the initiative to change the way we use books.
In today’s world, the way we treat books has changed dramatically. From being treated as GODS to selling the books to Raddiwala at ₹20/kg, to be torn off and used as paper plates/bags at the street food markets. What a criminal wastage of precious knowledge. It’s not that we enjoy doing that.. Each one of us respect books and we want them to be passed on to some one who needs/wants to read them. The only problem is we don’t know how, because till now there was no platform where we can post our used books for other people to see & buy them so that the river of knowledge is flowing from one hand to the other. However, Prithvi’s initiative BooksOye will make a change to both the environment as well as our pocket!!
Till now, we are selling the books to Raddiwala at ₹20/kg; 10 times lower than what it will be if sold as a book, not as scrap. More and more books of the same version are getting reprinted for us to buy them at the full price; cutting those extra trees, contributing that extra pollution to our environment.
Most of the times we don’t find all the books of a set in one go for our kids at the school bookstore, which forces them into borrowing that book again & again from friends or getting it photocopied. On the other hand, those books are lying in the corners and crevices in our neighbours’ house, doing nothing but catching dust and occupying space.
But now, this amazing platform, BooksOye, is the solution to all these problems!
Just imagine once after you are through with those set of books- may it be text books, novels, story books, comics, literature etc. they will be just lying around in your house doing nothing; but if those books are enlightening many more and showing the light for a better tomorrow, it would be an amazing feeling besides making that extra money by selling them.
BooksOye lets you upload your books, and catalogs them into it’s SideMap for everyone else who want to find the book! It’s as easy as posting on Facebook and it gives you a direct connect with the buyer to whom you want to sell the book for the most agreeable amount. The side effects? No more printing of the same version of books, no more cutting those extra trees, adds to the environment’s health, keeps the knowledge flowing, so on and so forth but to the immediate effect is the occupied spaces get’s cleared up, for maybe a nice vase of some sort, and most of all, it earns you some extra money by clearing the corners & bringing a smile back on your face because the guilt of disrespecting books & wasting so much money is history now.
Now we have an opportunity to do our bit for the society and make a difference in our own way. This is the right platform for every individual to post their books they want sell or look for the ones they want to buy without spending a lot of money.
So guys.. Let’s Join Hands & Manifest The Better & Greener Tomorrow We all Seek !!!
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