I'm sure ya'll know already, but I am an avid bookworm.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Libraries, book sales, thrift stores...I'm always on the lookout for good books and how to get them inexpensively. And I ran across a website that enables me to do just that!
You start out by adding 10 books to their system. Once you've added your 10 books, you'll get 2 free credits. And every time someone requests a book of yours and you mail it to them, you'll get another credit.
To keep your costs down, try to stick with listing lightweight books. And the more popular your book is, the more likely it will be requested -- which means another credit for you! Oh, and did I mention you can also earn credits by referring friends?! [smile]
In addition to listing books that I no longer want, sometimes I'll pick up 10 or 25 cent books at the thrift store (if they are in good condition and I know they are popular!) and add them to my list.
In regards to requesting books, what works best for me is adding books to my wish list (instead of looking through the books they currently offer) and then they'll send me an email notification when the books is available and I have 2 days to respond.
I've been able to get some excellent books by my favorite authors for next to nothing and have been impressed by how quickly I've received books I've requested.
How about you? What is your favorite resource for inexpensive books? Do any of you already use PaperBackSwap?