Thursday, September 11, 2008

New website, what's the buzz?



Okay, so I have discovered a new website paperspine. It's like netflix only for books. You subscribe to the website and they send you books in the mail. When your finished reading them (and there is no time limit) you send them back and they mail you a new one. Depending on the package you get, you can have up to three books at a time. They have a well stocked library with over 200,000 books to choose from. If they don't have a book you want then you can email them and suggest it. Do any of you have a subscription, or know of anyone who does? I was wondering how quickly they ship books. If it's a new release, does it ship right away or is there a wait. It sounds pretty good, but you do have to pay. I am just wondering if it's worth it or not.

10 comments:

Katiebabs said...

oh dear god. *thump*

C. said...

I don't have a paperspine account, but I do have a booksfree.com account. I love booksfree. It's cheaper than paperspine and you can get an audiobook/paperback combo plan if you want. Booksfree has a 12 book at a time plan for less than $40, and their 9 at a time plan is less than $30. Of course, they have cheaper plans. They have a really good selection. Shipping is done by media mail, but I'm never without books on the plan I have.

Anonymous said...

I have a Paperspine account and use to have a booksfree account. I like Paperspine much better though because I don't have to mail my books back together and their selection is larger. Booksfree makes you mail your books back in pairs or threes. Also Paperspine ships using First Class Mail normally, so I get my books quicker. You should try them out.

Christine said...

Oh this sounds really interesting. I'll check it out as soon as I whittle down my TBR. Pfft! Seriously, though, if you try it out .... I'd love for you to report back how you like it. It's a really great idea. Especially for someone like me whose local library doesn't purchase many romances at all.

Jill D. said...

Katie, What!? Are you tempted? I sure am.

C. I haven't heard of Booksfree, but I will be sure to check it out.

Anonymous, How long does it take to get a book? A few days or a week? I was impressed with the selection they have. I looked for certain books and they had quite a few of the ones I was looking for.

Brie said...

Very interesting. I'm tempted to give it a try, but I need to know more first. Let us know how you like it, if you give it a chance.

nath said...

Very interesting, but I bet it's restricted to the US only!

Kate said...

...library? I know I'm lucky in that I've got a pretty well stocked library two blocks from my place of work so it occurs to me that while paperspine sounds like a good idea, I can get it for free. Is that an option where you are?

Jill D. said...

Hi Kate, While I do use my local library almost fanatically (I am on a first name basis with the librarians), they don't have every book I want to read. Also, it usually takes them two months to get their new releases into circulation.

I browsed through Paperspine and they happened to have some of these books I have been wanting that my library doesn't have. Also, I was hoping I would get some of the new releases sooner.

If I do decide to sign up for it, I will definitely let everyone know how I like it.

Kate said...

Ouch...two months. I know what you mean. My local is fortunately part of a huge city library system and there's lots to read, but I do find that they're not very well stocked on romance. Let us know how paperspine pans out if you try it!


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