So I’ve been kicking around an idea for a few weeks, I think I’ve finally got enough details worked out to share it with all of you.
Some of you may be aware of the fact that I am a member of several book trading websites. But there are still a lot of you out there who aren’t. The reason I bring this up is because I’m thinking about starting my own travelling box swap.
Here’s the basics. Everyone who signs up to participate will get sent a box with a set number of books in it. You take out the ones you want, put the same number as you took out back into the box, and send it to the next person on the list. Easy right?
So would any of you want to participate in one of these with me? I’d really like to do this, but if no one else is interested, it’s a moot point. This first one would be for US only (but if it works out I will try to figure out a way to do international too). You would have to pay for postage for the box, but Media Mail is relatively cheap. There would also be a small entrance fee (probably $5). I hate asking for money, but the fee Number 1. Covers costs of running the swap and Number 2. Acts as collateral to discourage the box getting “lost” while it’s in your possession. BUT when the swap is over I will be giving out additional books as prizes, as well as having a drawing for gift card prizes just for the people who particpated in the swap. So many of you will get your $5 back in prizes at the end.
So what do you think? Are you interested? You get the chance to swap out some of your old books you’re done with for different ones, you get to connect with people from all over the country, and you might get some additional prizes at the end. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, leave me a comment and/or vote in the poll in the right sidebar. If I get enough interest, I’ll post the details so you can sign up later.
I’m excited! I think it would be lots of fun. Anyone care to join me?