David Phillips

Donate your physical books. Get the digital version back.

BookBridge allows the donation of hard copy books to literacy centers and libraries in exchange for a digital copy of the book.  The business model for BookBridge is to have hardware manufacturers pay for the costs of the system.  The investment is minimal in return for good PR and increased eReader sales.
BookBridge mutually benefits libraries and readers; donors get an eBook and gain some space, libraries and literacy centers gain books that would otherwise be cost prohibitive to acquire, ebook distributors receive tax breaks, nurture a new client base and a chance to help out a community in need.

The site will run on a Ruby backend, utilizing Sinatra, DataMapper, YAML, Amazon's AWS API, Google Maps and anything else that may be necessary. It will be deployed on Heroku with a Postgres database.