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BookMooch

Literary Trading and Exchnages


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Published 06/20/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

BookMooch is an online book trading and exchange website. Users never have to buy a brand new book. They can browse through the list of available books and make a selection of which book will be sent to them. The BookMooch application uses a points system to reward users who send books. By adding books to inventories and lists, BookMooch users are able to add more points through the rewards system. Members of the website are also able to get additional points as they send and receive books. These points can then be used to send and receive more books. The main objective of the website is that users do not have to go out and buy brand new books. The books on the BookMooch application are worth the same number of points. International exchanges can be different, though, within the point system. The exchange of points occur as transactions are made and this makes points available for other transactions too. Books can be sent worldwide if required.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

John Buckman founded the BookMooch application in 2006. It is an international exchange community for books and this is appealing to many want to get books for free and have something else to exchange in return. Buckman manages other online websites. The book exchange online community is gaining popularity and is able to get books into places that usually do not have such books available.

What are the differences to other apps?

The BookMooch application is allows the user actually exchange the books with the application rather than needed to connect directly with the person that actually requests the book. Rather than finding someone that has something users want to trade with, the users basically trade with the website. This means that the user earns a form of currency for the books that are given away through the website.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The BookMooch has simple design and menus that are easy to see and use. It uses a plain website design that provides simplified result and hyperlinks to the books. Clicking on any link for the books leads the user to additional information about the book including current prices on websites like Amazon.com.

How does the registration process work?

Users can sign up for BookMooch by providing a username, enter your postal address and a password. There is also a security check and the signup process or webpage seems busy with lots of section. After sign up, users are able to specify what books they wish yo give away.

What does it cost to use the application?

Using BookMooch to swap your books is completely free. The only time that users pay any money is for shipping books to the requested address. There are no charges for any of the features and services that the application provides.

Who would you recommend the application to?

BookMooch is a great site for exchanging books or simply getting rid of books that they do not want. The application acts as the connecting platform that provided users with books they want. Hence, people that want books without needed to actually buy a new book. Those who want to get books but also save and not spend any money will like this application.

  • Users can trade or exchange books with othersEarn points when you trade books with other people
  • Points can be earned when exchanges are made
  • Users get rewarded and points for sending books
  • It is an environmentally friendly system
  • Users can browse selections or books they wish to get


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