Friday, August 10, 2007

Have Your Books Delivered to Your Mailbox!

Services like Netflix are appealing to busy families, especially when both adults are working full time jobs. In just seconds you can order your entertainment. Now, you can order your books with the same ease. BooksFree.com is a monthly book subscription. To be able to get a clear picture of the service, I was given a free one month subscription. The following is my review of BooksFree.com

BooksFree.com is similar to Netflix. Through their site, you can pay for a monthly subscription service to receive paperbacks or audiobooks. You can choose from over 79,800 paperback books or 18,000 audiobooks. There are five different plans for the paperback subscription. The basic plan allows you to rent 2 books at a time. With the basic membership, both books must be returned at the same time. The other plans allow you to send a book back and rent another, while keeping the other selection too. Plans range from the basic plan starting at $9.99 (for 2 books at a time) to $37.99 (to rent 12 books at a time).

Registering with the site was very easy. Once you choose your plan and enter the appropriate billing information you can start adding titles to your queue. It is important that you keep your queue full of new selections. That way, as soon as you return one selection-the next title will be shipped. Overall, the site is user-friendly and self explanatory.

After selecting my titles, I received the titles in a white plastic sack. I have to admit I was afraid of opening it. Why? I wasn't sure how I was going to reurn it. I figured I should open it, that way I could tell mmy readers what to expect. After carefully opening the package, I found they had enclosed a plastic sack to return the books! They also sent a bookmark. I ordered two books. One looked new and the other was a little worn. What if you decide to keep the books? You can go on the site, click on the link that says "Keep a Book" and follow the prompts.

In conclusion, I think this is a great service that will save you time. It solves the problem of having books that end up collecting dust...

1 comment:

Carl said...

Great tip on having your books delivered to your mailbox! Having a Kids Book Subscription is something every parent should consider. Reading for your kids is a good thing, no matter what medium you use. Joining a book of the month club when our son was just 6 months old and reading at least 30 minutes every day for him was the best thing we ever did, as we clearly see that now he is far ahead of others at the same age. Reading everyday for your child is worth every penny!