We are a family of readers. Even Caitlin (at 6 months old) has a bookshelf full of her favorite board books. When I was recently asked to review a book site it seemed a natural match!
I've mentioned before that I LOVE to read books, but I am not fond of buying new books. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE new books. It is new book prices that bothers me. I also am not one of those people who needs to keep every book I've ever read on the book shelf. Space is at a premium, so I have a pretty fast turn around time with my books.
I have recently been introduced to a new site for selling books online. The idea is simple. You enter ISBN numbers from the books you wish to sell. They instantly give you a quote and you can decide if you wish to sell your books or not.
How did it work for me? I went into my book drawer and chose a handful to post. They have very specific book conditions listed and none of the books I want to get rid of were currently being bought. Out of curiosity I went through the shelf of books we are currently reading and found a number of books that are in demand. (Though not the books I am ready to part with!) I think this site would be ideal for people who buy and quickly read popular, current books. (As opposed to my Irish cast-offs)
Best of all? Free shipping. You get paid for your books and they pay shipping. If you have more than 5 books they even upgrade your free shipping to FedEx. I have had printer problems (another story for another time) and was impressed to see that they will mail the FREE shipping labels to you if you are printer-challenged.
I was driving by a local university and saw a sign advertising "Sell Textbooks for Cash." I cannot think of an easier way to sell used textbooks. I always loved selling back my textbooks
Payment for your books can come via check or PayPal. As a teacher, I love their partnership for school fundraising. This means that you can donate the book sale payment directly to classroom projects via a "Giving Code" (like a gift certificate) you choose on DonorsChoose.org. Not a bad second life for books you don't want anyway!
My take? If you have current books or textbooks this site is for you! Regardless I would suggest trying it out. It only takes a couple of minutes to enter the ISBN numbers to find out if it is right for you.
Disclosure: All opinions are mine. I am being compensated with a $25 gift certificate to MKZbooks.com in exchange for my honest review.