I'm from Fairfax VA, which is near DC. i was wondering what you guys thought about a business that would rent out manga books to people for a week. This idea just suddenly came to me. Some of you may know of korean places that are like this. Their whole store is full of bookshelves of manga or manwha since it is korean. They carry the translated korean versions of many titles and basically let people check out the books for about a week or so for a certain fee.
I dont know how much they charge exactly because ive never rented books from there since I cant read korean, but i thought the idea for ENGLISH language books would be great. In the long run i might bring in korean or japanese versions of some popular titles. I know alot of public libraries carry some titles, but if your libraries are like mine, they are almost always checked out or lost somewhere among the readers in the library. I just wanted to see what are your thoughts are about starting a business like this.
I figured it would be a dollar per book and you could rent it for 7 days. Sounds simple enough? Would you all be willing to pay to rent books? Since buying them sure can be pricey.. this would be a great way to preview the book before buying it. You would have the whole series for you to rent without the hassle of checking your library to see if they have the book number your on. Do you think it would be a profitable bussiness? In my area there are a few anime stores and i think it is popular enough to start a store like this, especially since there are already Korean places like this in my area already in business. Its just everything they have is in Korean.
Well what do you guys think?
Thank you in advance for your comments!