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Startup of the Week - Whatbook

by: Startacus Admin ~ 17th December 2020
Our latest startup of the week is Whatbook, “a book discovery and social network app for readers, by readers”. We all know the benefits of reading - from helping us to learn more through to the escapism that it offers. And studies have shown that it can be hugely beneficial for both our physical and mental health. So, whether you’re already an avid reader or one of your New Ye...
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Bookaxe chats to Startacus

by: Startacus Admin ~ 1st August 2018
Bookaxe was founded by an internationally published author and a data whizz. Focused on matching readers to their perfect books, we previously featured Bookaxe on Startacus earlier this year, so were delighted to catch up with co-founder Lucy Cruickshanks at Digital DNA '18, where Bookaxe were pitching. Bookaxe is a book discovery platform that uses machine learning techniques to better...
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Bookaxe makes book discovery easy with machine learning

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th April 2018
In the US and UK alone, an estimated 500,000 books were published last year. Yet for readers, finding one you truly love is incredibly hard. Step forward Bookaxe, a book discovery platform that solves serious pain points for both readers and traditional publishers. How? Machine learning techniques of course. Read on (sorry) for all the details... In the bookselling industry, publishers and bookse...
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Startup of the Week - Illumicrate

by: Startacus Admin ~ 12th July 2017
Bibliophiles take note - this one’s for you. Why? Because reading and the joy that it brings is at the very core of our latest Startup of the Week. Illumicrate is a subscription service for book lovers. Here’s how it works. Subscribe to the service and every quarter you will receive a crate filled with all sorts of book goodies. There’ll be at least one newly released book (...
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We're liking the sound of Rebel Book Club

by: Startacus Admin ~ 21st February 2017
We're liking the sound of… Rebel Book Club The what? Rebel Book Club? Yep, Rebel Book Club is much like you’d expect - it’s a book club, but with an application process to be approved to then attend. London based.  So why are you writing about it on Startacus? Well the type of books they read range from books focused on creativity, motivation, business, entrepreneurshi...
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Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens?

by: Startacus Admin ~ 24th August 2013
Setting up a Bookstore - What the Dickens? As you have hopefully noticed, over recent weeks we have been writing articles discussing the ins-and-outs of setting up various businesses. So far, we have covered setting up: a B&B business, a photography business and a magazine business (to name just a few) and this week we are turning our attention to that most traditional of enterprises... the b...
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Startup of the Week - Litographs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th April 2013
“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” So said Oscar Wilde and it’s probably a statement that the founder of our latest Startup of the Week would agree with. Danny Fein has created a startup which has enabled an entirely new way of appreciating literature - by displaying it and by wearing it. The name of that startup? Lito...
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