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PaperBackSwap.com Lets You Recycle Your Books
ATLANTA, June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- PaperBackSwap.com, an innovative web site that allows the public to recycle used books, launched two sister sites, SwapaCD.com and SwapaDVD.com, due to demand from club members.
PaperBackSwap.com began in 2004 as a way for book readers to share their already-read books with each other via the Internet. Since then it has grown enormously with a library of over 2.2 million books, which includes paperbacks, hard covers and audio books. The club boasts members in all 50 states and U.S. territories/military APO/FPO addresses. To date over 2 million books have been swapped successfully through the U.S. mail with an average of over 35,000 book swaps each week.
The club has been featured on CNN and The Today Show along with other media across the USA. The success of PaperBackSwap.com led to the launch of http://www.SwapaCD.com and http://www.SwapaDVD.com. Richard Pickering, president and founder of the clubs, explains, "As people try to save more and more money during these difficult economic times, these new clubs allow people to swap with each other for free! No gotchas, no gimmicks, no SPAM, no kidding! These are real clubs for real people!" Please visit any of the sites and click on "How does it work" for a full demo.
The clubs are easy for members to use. A member simply logs onto the site and selects a Book/CD/DVD that they want. Then the system sends an email to the member that has the selected item. The sending member then simply prints two pieces of paper from their printer, wraps the item with those papers, attaches postage and drops it in the mail. It is so simple and convenient for members since they do not even have to go to the Post Office. Just drop it in the mail and the requesting member gets the Book/CD/DVD for free! Of course, members do have to pay for postage when they mail an item. But every time you mail one, another member returns the favor and mails you one that you have selected from the club. Postage to send a typical book is $2.23 Media Mail rate, and the mail transit time averages about a week.
Membership requires only a working email address, a valid USPS address, and Internet access. At PaperBackSwap.com, members post at least 10 books that they have read and are willing to send out to others. Posting the first 10 books earns each new member 2 free book credits (after posting 10 items on the CD and DVD site you get 1 credit to try out the club). One credit is all you need to request an item from another member. You can request a book from another member your first day of membership, free of charge!
Those are the basics, but the clubs offer many additional features. The most popular feature is the Wish List, which allows you to "queue" for any item that is currently unavailable to request. The Discussion Forums offer lively conversation about books and authors, and Live Chat is a way for members to meet "virtually" in real time. There are Local club Chapters where on-line friends can meet in real life. There are many more wonderful club features on the site that we hope you will enjoy!
For more information, visit http://www.paperbackswap.com/, http://www.swapadvd.com/ and http://www.swapacd.com/ .