Advantages a good way of passing on unwanted books
Disadvantages it's always going to have a trust issue attached like anything else on the internet
I was alerted to this site by another Ciao member, and I'm thankful he steered me in this direction. I usually get my books from the library or Greenmtropolis, or Ebay. Rarely do I buy them new, but my bookshelves have been straining under the weight recently.
Rather than sell them all, as I realised on readitswapit.co.uk you can swop your unwanted / read books for new wanted / unread books.
Quickly hop footing it over, I found the site to be very simplistic. There are no annoying graphics cluttering up the screen. Everything is in a shade of blue and white, and seems to run very smoothly and quickly between pages, which is probably due to the lack of jargon.
The site saves your email address at your request making logging in easier.
Well first of all you will need to register with the site. As per usual you have to select a username and password. Your email address is used as your username in this case. As for your real address, it needs to go on file otherwise no-one would know where to send the books should you swop them would they!
That was simple enough.
*Finding a book you want*There are two options of searching for books and these are by either entering a title or an author. The site will then show you all possible books available.
Oh wait a minute, I haven't loaded any of my books into the system, as the site is duly telling me. Oops!*Adding books*
As the idea is to swop a book you will hopefully have some titles in mind you will want to get rid of. The process is very simple, and is done by following the instructions on the page, and either by entering the ISBN number which can be found on the barcode of the book. Or you can manually enter the title and author.
There is an option to enter your own description of the book, and this is a good place to say what condition the book is in. I find this helpful as other viewers will know roughly the state of the book when they get it. Otherwise I'm afraid it's popt luck and you could swop a brand new book for a tatty covered one. Be warned.
These books you have added, are available for viewing by you at all times, and you can remove them if you have changed your mind or you don't have them anymore etc.
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