This week’s Tuesday Tip, try Paperback Swap. I’ll admit I don’t read a lot of books for pleasure, but a few months ago I gave Paperback Swap a try. I had one fiction book I wanted to swap for a non-fiction book. I signed up, loaded my book inventory (my one lonely book!), and within a week I had a request to ship it to another Paperback Swap member. For under $3.00, I shipped my book and earned a credit that I used to order The Millionaire Next Door.
Tip #15: Use Paperback Swap for your reading pleasure!
Swapping books saves money
- Instead of running out to Barnes and Nobles every time I want to read for pleasure, I can save money by swapping books instead. My one fiction book I loaded into my Paperback Swap inventory, I had purchased at a used book store, so I had already purchased the book for half price. It felt really good to swap it for the non-fiction book for the cost of shipping only. The larger your book inventory, the more credits you will earn that you can use towards trading them for books you want to read. A low cost alternative to purchasing books.
Paperback Swap saves paper.
- Using Paperback Swap saves paper through reusing books. Some people I know own libraries full of books they no longer read. Instead of letting them collect dust, reuse them through Paperback Swap. It’s a great way to reuse your existing inventory, and save paper.
P.S. I know some people will say, “Go to the library!”, and I may tackle this tip in the future as well. This is just another alternative to going to the library or purchasing books at a book store.
Have you tried Paperback Swap or a similar service? Have you found it to be useful?