Jan 28 2008

Giveaway #3: A book on PaperBackSwap!


Welcome, Bloggy Giveaways contest hopefuls (and my lovely regular readers)!

If you couldn’t tell by my first and second giveaways this week, I love books! I’d like to give away at least one (hopefully more) free book via PaperBackSwap.com.

If you’ve never heard of them, bibliophiles, take note: You’re going to love that site.

PaperBackSwap, or PBS, is a way to get rid of books you no longer need or want, and get books you do want (so long as another member is willing to send it to you). The service is free—you just pay shipping to get rid of your unwanted books. That means, books you request cost you nothing!

When you sign up with PBS and list at least 10 books you’re willing to get rid of, they’ll credit your account with two credits. You can use those credits to “buy” any available book on the site. Audio books are also available.

Pretty neat, huh?

I’ve gotten rid of “worthless” college texts that I couldn’t resell to the bookstore. With those credits, I’ve gotten some classics that I’ve wanted to have for a long time. Hoorah!

So, someone got my not-so-worthless anymore book at no cost to them, I paid about $2 shipping–they got a book they wanted, and I got a credit that I could use to get any other book in the PBS system at no cost to me.

If you’d like to win a credit for a book on PaperBackSwap, here’s what you need to do:

  • Go to Paperbackswap.com. If you don’t already have an account, won’t you use my referral link? That way, I can get more book credits (and can give away more credits!). If you already have an account, skip to the next step.

  • Tell us what book you’d select if you won a free book credit. List it in the comments section below. Comments that just say "enter me, please" or something similar will be deleted. 
  • Be sure there is a way I can get in touch with you if you win. Entering your e-mail address in that spot on the form is a good idea. I won’t share your e-mail address with others—I’ll just use it to notify you if you’ve won.
  • U.S. addresses, only, please.
  • If you’d like a double entry to this contest, write about it on your blog and link back to this specific post. The trackback “ping” will let me know you entered.
  • All entries must be received by midnight Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 (EST). I will randomly select a winner and post about it and notify you on Saturday afternoon.
  • Head over to Bloggy Giveaways for hundreds of other giveaways going on this week! The carnival will go live at 9 a.m. EST.

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67 Responses to “Giveaway #3: A book on PaperBackSwap!”

  1. hum…I forgot to put a title in my last post. I have a ton of books on my wish list but none have become available recently. I save my credits for wish list books. I’d LOVE to get a copy of The Brownie by Molly Hunter (I think). I’ve been searching high and low for it for a few years now.


  2. Noel Coward Diaries by Noel Coward.. great book giveaway
    and pbs is a really great site. Thanks again.

  3. I would like to get Tuesday’s With Morrie

  4. Duma Key by Stephen King. I love his book

  5. I would ask for “Nebel’s Elementary Education”

  6. I would get:
    Frommer’s Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call 2001

  7. Hmmmm.. there is a whole list books I need. Homeschooling stuff. I also need a new copy of Gone With the Wind, Les Miserables, and War and Peace.

    SeekingHim@gmail dot com

  8. I love PBS! If I got another credit, I would probably use it to get my son the National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia!

  9. I love Paperbackswap :). I would select “Created to be His Helpmeet” by Debi Pearl if it’s available.

  10. I would pick one of the Life of Faith books.

  11. I would like The Kite Runner or A Thousand Splendid Suns

  12. I love paperbackswap, have been a member for a while. I would pick The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. I read it years ago and would like to read it again.

  13. I have wanted the book

    The Home Schooling Father

    It has been on my reminder list for awhile.
    Thank You!!:)

  14. I really want to read the Vaccine Book by Dr. Sears…

  15. I would love to get Chicks with Sticks: It’s a Purl Thing – Thanks for the contest

  16. Cool, now I have signed up and can learn all about how it works!

    Book wise, gosh, there are so many… I want to read some Amy Tan books, more parenting books and pre-k schooling books.

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