Friday, August 07, 2009
Has anyone heard about Paperback Swap?
I had, but never tried it, until a recent conversation with a friend.
The result, I decided to give it a go!
If you haven't heard about Paperback Swap, this is how it works. You sign up for a free account on their website and then start listing books you would like to pass on. If any one of their millions of members wants your book, you get an e-mail.
Then for about $3 per book (the cost of postage) you send off your book (you can print postage on their site, wrap your book in Saran wrap and computer paper and never have to enter a post office!). In exchange you get one credit for every book you send. If someone has a book you want, you request it and get it mailed at no cost to you.
They give you two credits to start with. Two credits equal two books or one audio book.
Its a great way to exchange books you don't want anymore for ones you do at very little cost!
I listed 11 books and got requests for five books right off the bat!
That means I have seven new-to-me books coming my way. The problem is, of the 11 books I have on my wish list, none are available.
Anyone have any book suggestions for me? What are some of your favorite must-reads from the summer?