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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.

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.


  • 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.