Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do you have books laying around?

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

I love to read, do you? If so, then I'm sure  you have used books lying around, not knowing what to do with them.... Ones you've already enjoyed, but you're never going to read again? I did, and I found a great way to share them with other people and then get books in return for FREE! I've been with this site for years and have saved hundreds of dollars.

It seems that a few guys were sitting around one night talking about all the paperback books that they purchased over the years while traveling on business. Each of them had a large stack of books that they had read, so they decided to set up a website at PaperBackSwap that allows all of us to swap books with each other.

Let me tell you how it works -- because it is so easy! I listed a bunch of books on the site (listing 10 books gets the first member in your household free credits!) and I got 2 free book credits to get started. So you can order 2 books right away - free of charge -- and have them mailed directly to you! No strings attached. No gimmicks. No spam mail. Nothing. You just have to love reading books. To enter your books, you just enter the ISBN # on the back of the book, takes seconds for each book!  

When another member selects one of my books that I have listed on PaperBackSwap, I mail it to them. Yes, I pay for the postage ($2.41 - be sure to always chose media mail, its cheaper to send a book than anything else). But then I get another book credit and I can select a book that I want. So another Club Member returns the favor and mails me one of his or her books free of charge. For every book I mail out, I get another book in return - a true shared system! 

When someone requests one of your books, all you have to do is print two pieces of regular paper from your printer which includes the mailing address and the recommended postage. Wrap the book, apply the postage (unless you want them to apply the postage to the wrapper for you like I do), and drop it in the mail. Hey, for a typical paperback, you don't even need to go to the post office, I just put it in my mailbox and the postman takes it with him when he drops off my mail! Can't get any easier than that! Sound good? Join using the link below and then leave me a comment letting me know who your favorite Author is! Right now, mine is Jodie Picoult, however, I'm running out of her books to read, so I could use a few suggestions! 

Trade Books for Free - PaperBack Swap.

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