Online Book Trading:
While they are not actually eBooks (except for those
audiobook versions), these online organizations are a great digital application
for reading. With each of these trading organizations users can trade their
extra books and get new ones. Other of the sites are for releasing books into
the wild for new readers to find and enjoy.
Read & Release
Bookcrossing.com is a free online book club
that follows the practice of leaving a book in a public place to be picked up
and read by others, who then do likewise. Site
provides tracking of the released books along with rating and journaling
Audiobook listen to and release program. User
register a tracking number/ISBN before leaving an audiobook anywhere someone
might see it, pick it up, and have a listen. Site provides tracking of released
audiobooks along with rating and journaling features.
With most of the swap sites someone will need to pay
List 9 or more books in the system to become
an active member and receive 3 free credits to get you started trading. List as
many books as possible to be more successful in trading. Sender pays for the
FREE (except for postage & a small handling charge) paperbacks for
anyone. Users add paperbacks to the listing and are credited $2 per paperback
for shipping. Requesters of books will have their account debited $2.50 once the
paperback has been shipped.
Join for free to start swapping books. The only cost is shipping,
which is a flat rate of $3.99 per book you receive. When you send books, there
is no charge for stamps, the site provides free postage from your own printer.
Point system for swapping book. Adding books to your give away list (+
Give away a book (+1); Get a book (-1); Acknowledge receiving a book
User list the ISBN (10 digit number on the cover) of each book
that they wish to trade with another member. Typically 1 credit is needed to
request a paperback book and 2 for a hardcover. When a book is selected the
lister pays the shipping.
A science-fiction and fantasy book swapping program, based on a point
system. The number of books you have received and the number of
books you have sent is tracked by a credit system. Each book you send earns you
1 credit. Each book you receive subtracts 1 credit from your total. Sender pays
Socialbib) is a service, where students offer up old textbooks that they no
longer have a need for and trade them for ones that they do need.
Titletrader is a free service that allows users to
exchange books (paperback and hardcover), music (CDs), and movies (DVDs and
VHS), each item swapped provides credits to the sender. Sender pays the postage.
Sets up partner trading, something for what you have with someone else. Create
lists of what you have and want. Also trades CD, DVD, Games, and Audiobooks.
Senders pay the postage.
Some more I'm aware of but have not yet fully explored: