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Archive for November, 2010

News: PBS Cruise, Market Madness, iPhone app

Monday, November 15th, 2010

Ahoy, PBS Mateys! Set Sail on a Cruise to the Bahamas for PBS Members, February 4 – 9, 2012.  Your Tour Guides have been busy arranging a Cruise to the Bahamas for members and their guests sailing from Jacksonville, Florida in February 2012.  Come and meet friends from PBS and enjoy 5 days on a wonderful cruise, with special get-togethers and lots of fun surprises and activities.  Register for the cruise on the webpage the travel agency has set up.  For information from a Cruise Committee Tour Guide, send an email to pbscruise@hotmail.com or post in the Discussion Forum topicNote: Please don’t send in Feedback, as PaperBackSwap is not coordinating this event.

Market Madness means you can win free book credits! Don’t start your holiday shopping before checking out the PBS Market selections of New Overstock books and brand-new Super Sellers – inventory is updated continuously.  And during Market Madness, your Market purchases may win you free book credits! Beginning November 6th, each Market book purchased will count for one entry in a random drawing.  Every Friday (beginning Nov 12th) until the end of the year, two lucky Market purchasers will each get 5 free credits.  That means if you buy 5 books (shipped separately or together), you’ll have 5 “tickets” in that week’s random drawing.  Remember that it’s much more economical to buy multiple books in a shipment, so group your purchases to save!

iPhone app now available! iPhone users,we’re happy to announce that member Gabriel Cox has created the Mobile Book Swap app, available in the App Store for a measly $1.99 .  We demo’d it in beta and were blown away. The crowning feature is the ability to scan – scan an ISBN to see how many wishers there are, or to add the book to your own Wish List, or to post it to your Bookshelf.  Find the app in the App store by searching for “Paperbackswap” or “Book Swap.” Gabriel tells us he has an Android version in the works also.  If you are developing a mobile app for PBS or SwapaCD or SwapaDVD, please let us know.

Newsletter Contest #2 – Thanks Are in Order!

Wednesday, November 10th, 2010

The Challenge: Put the following 5 books from the current Top 50 list of wished-for books in descending order of the number of copies posted and swapped in the month of September, 2010.  Arrange them by MOST copies swapped in September to LEAST copies swapped in September.   Then take a moment to give thanks for all of the booklovers here, who share their wonderful books with each other every day!

A. Omnivore’s Dilemma – B. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – C.The Help – D. House Rules E. Dead in the Family

>>>>>> The prize is 10 Book Credits! <<<<<<

Each member may submit one guess.  Guesses can be sent in a Personal Message to Gamester. (Please note: guesses sent in by any other means – email, feedback, blog comments, PM to any account but Gamester- will not count and will be discarded.) The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the correct answers submitted by the time the next Newsletter goes to press, and the winner will be announced in the next Newsletter.

Dear Members; PBS Market Madness, Winner of October NewsWire Contest

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Getting ready for Thanksgiving, everyone?  Football, food and friends…what a great day!  Yes, there’s a lot of work to get ready, but we shouldn’t forget to take time for fun.  In that spirit, we not only have a new PBS NewsWire contest for you, but we also have created a new feature – Market Madness!  During Market Madness, every book you purchase in the PBS Market gets you a chance to win free book credits in a weekly drawing.  Read the details in NEWS below.

But first, the winner of the October contest!  If you recall, the challenge was to order six Stephen King books according to how many times each was swapped here at PBS, from most-swapped to least-swapped.  The books were Firestarter, Misery, Duma Key, The Stand, Cujo and Carrie.  The correct order was The Stand, Duma Key, Carrie, Misery, Firestarter and Cujo.  We had many near-misses, but only a few totally correct answers.  From those correct answers we chose one lucky winner…drumroll, please…Catherine L. ! 10 free book credits have been deposited into her account.   Congratulations to Catherine, and our thanks to everyone who played.

Remember that in between all the shopping/cooking/cleaning of the month, there’s always time for a good book!

We hope you all have a very happy Thanksgiving,

Richard and
The PaperBackSwap Team