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PBS News: Reduced PBS Market for October, iPhone app

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Bigger and better. One of our distributors for the PBS Market is having to move to a new location, so for the rest of October, the Market selection will be reduced.  The good news: this will make it possible to offer even more new overstock books to you when the move is complete.  Look for an expanded Market on November 1st!  Until then, stop by to browse our Super Sellers (brand-new books at bargain prices) – new ones are added to the Market all the time.

iSoon…iHope.

  • iPhone users, if you’re jealous of the Android PaperBackSwap Wishing app that member jaynval created last month, no fear! We hear tell of an iPhone app in the works.  We’re as eager as you all for it to become available, because the word on the street is that it’s really sweet!
  • And remember that PBS Mobile is still a great way to access the site from your mobile phone. You can use PBS Mobile by going to paperbackswap.com on your phone and clicking the Enter Mobile Site link at the top of the page.
  • You can get the Android app by searching for “Summet” or “paperbackswap” in the Android Market.
  • If you are developing a mobile app for PBS or SwapaCD or SwapaDVD, please let us know.

PBS News: Share on Facebook, Android App, PBS Mobile

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Share the love – er, the book. Now when you post a book to your Bookshelf here you will have the opportunity to share the post on Facebook – not only will it allow any of your Facebook friends who are already PBS members to request that book directly from your Bookshelf, but if any of your Facebook friends who are not members click the link on your post and register, you’ll get credit for the referral.  It’s a great way to move books off your Bookshelf and spread the word about the club.  Look for the “share on facebook” option on the page you see right after you have finished posting the book at PBS.

Got Android? If you do, you need to check out the PaperBackSwap Wishing app that member jaynval created for the Android.  The app allows you to enter an ISBN (or scan a book’s barcode, if your phone has a camera) to look up the number of people in the club who are currently wishing for the book. So when you are out and about visiting used bookstores or yard sales you can tell in a “snap” if a book is something you should grab to swap here.  You can get the app by searching for “Summet” or “paperbackswap” in the Android Market.  Thanks, jaynval! Stay tuned for more mobile apps in the works.   If you are developing a mobile app for PBS or SwapaCD or SwapaDVD, please let us know.

PBS Mobile gets a facelift. For the rest of us who are waiting for mobile apps for our non-Android phones, PBS Mobile is still a great way to search the site for wished-for books and keep tabs on our own Wish and Reminder Lists and Bookshelf.  It’s a simpler interface now – check it out by going to paperbackswap.com on your phone and clicking the Enter Mobile Site link at the top of the page.  Then you can bookmark the mobile site on your mobile phone’s browser for easy return access.