January 12, 2010

Give Some, Get Some: Free Books At Paperback Book Swap


Paperback Book Swap

Did you get some new books for the holidays?  Are your bookshelves bursting at the seams?  Well, I have the solution for you — Paperback Book Swap.  Any used books, paperback or hard cover, can be listed for trade.

Like many people, I had books I’ve already enjoyed and knew I’d never read them again.  Do you have books like this?  I finally found a great way to share them with other people! And, while I’m at it, find new ones for me and my family to have.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the library.  But sometimes there are waits to get the book, you can’t keep it as long as you’d like or maybe the library doesn’t even carry the book you want.

Let me tell you how Paperback Book Swap 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.

When another member selects one of my books that I have listed, I mail it to them. Yes, I pay for the postage. 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!  There are over 4 million books currently listed for swap.  They cover every genre from kids to romance, thrillers, historical fiction — you name it, it’s there.

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. Apply the postage, and drop it in the mail.

Right now the annual club membership is FREE. The founders have said that one day they may begin charging a fee.  But again, right now you don’t even have to pay any dues for at least one year if you become a Member.

So go find 10 books you don’t want to read again and sign up HERE.  Start clearing out your bookshelf to make room for new books.


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