PaperBackSwap Blog

Dear Members, Newsletter – April 2008

We wish this were an April Fool’s joke, but it’s not: one of the co-founders of our sites, Robert Swarthout, is leaving PaperBackSwap.   PaperBackSwap was co-created by Robert and Richard Pickering back in 2004, when Robert was fresh out of college; from there we launched SwapaCD in 2006 and SwapaDVD in 2007.  Robert did a great job helping us run these clubs and he will surely be missed.    We had hoped he would stay with the sites as the clubs continue to grow, but he has been offered an opportunity that he doesn’t want to pass up and has decided to take it.   We are very sad to see him go, but we were lucky to have him as long as we did.  We wish him well in his new endeavors.

Spring is a time for new beginnings.  We prefer to think of it that way rather than as an ending.  Rest assured that the remaining programmers on the Team will be there for the club and carry out that vision of Internet swapping that all started here with PaperBackSwap.  As always, we welcome our members’ ideas which have contributed so much to make this the best book club in America; your continued input will help us grow in the future and is sincerely appreciated.

We wish all of our members a wonderful Spring!

and the PaperBackSwap Team

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