I am an avid reader. I usually get my books from the library, but there are times when I like to own a book. I also will pick up books at garage sales, library sales, etc for a great price. I really enjoy all the book sites for sharing. You basically list what books you have that you are willing to send & then you get a credit to get a book you want. I am pretty picky about what I want, since it technically is costing a few dollars of shipping to get the credit. I tend to get books for my kids, since I usually keep children's books. Here are the three sites that I use:
Bookmooch is the newest site that i have started using. You get 1/10 of a point for every book that you list. Then points for when you send books, etc. I have just mailed my first book on there & I haven't requested any yet. Here is a glimpse at the point summary:
|Add a book to inventory||+ 1/10th|
|Give away book (within your country)||+ 1|
|Give away book (to another country)||+ 3|
|Mooch a book (within your country)||- 1|
|Mooch a book (from another country)||- 2|
|Acknowledge receiving a book you mooched||+ 1/10th|
Titletrader, I have been using for awhile & I do enjoy it. I have had some problems on this one though. I had a couple books not arrive for me & then I received a couple bad feedbacks for people claiming they didn't receive the books/items I sent. This site kind of reminds me of yahoo auctions vs. ebay auctions. The one thing I do really like of Titletrader is you can actually post anything. They have categories for books, movies, games & then a misc that can have anything in it.
Now my favorite & the one I have been using the longest is Paperbackswap. You get credits for posting your first books, plus earn credits after sending out a book. They have a huge selection of books to choose from & tons of member features. The basic features are free & then they do have subscription available. You also get points if you refer someone & they post 10 books.
Hope to see you around & if you join or already a member feel free to add me to your buddy list!
All 3 sites have free plans. I haven't paid for any of the book trading sites.