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 SwapTree.com, TitleTrader.com, SF-Books.com, 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

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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

Mark said...

Heres a great video of how www.swaptree.com works:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbCdhbXdsik