Friday, October 19, 2007

Online Book Swapping

The NYT looks at year-and-a-half old book swapping site BookMooch, while admitting it is just one of many such sites (including,,, and Book Exchange Network). The site claims 40,000 members who trade books with each other. Though site rules encourage the listing of lots of titles--so they claim a database of 750,000 offerings--what "moves well" is popular titles. And for members who don't want to wait for a desired title to become available for free, founder John Buckman says, "We sell about $30,000 worth of books for Amazon every month."NYT


Anonymous said...

im surprised they didnt talk about more, it actaully is really cool.

Mark said...

Heres a great video of how works: