This is a snapshot of survey results after the launch for 24hrs, over a sample size of 322 votes. Survey was done to find out if readers in Singapore are keen to swap books with other readers. Up to 46% of readers are willing to swap books, with another group of ppl of 30% of readers who would like to swap back their books. A very small majority (7%) of readers are willing to give their books for free.
*survey shifted to top left hand corner of this site
So I decided to have host book swap at BooksAvenue. It is not a new thing, however, it is not a big thing in Singapore, nonetheless, it is worth a try.
Well, book swap is simply swapping book/s with another reader for free. Assuming you have ABC book and you can swap with someone one who got XYZ book for free. The only cost is probably time and effort to meet up with the other party.
I have been thinking of how to make this possible, and at the same time creating a safe environment for readers to safely post their contact information. The easiest and efficient way would be to copy those pages like those SGConfessions, SMUConfessions where only the admin knows where the postings come from. Hence the admin will be the server, sending counterparty’s information to the other.
Yet i wonder if this is necessary. If users are comfortable with leaving information online, why trouble myself?
Nonetheless, i am working on making this book swap happen for BooksAvenue. Do comment and let me know what you think.
Sorry guys, we have been busy for a while to settle personal stuffs.
As such you would have noticed there are no additional of new titles yet.
But rest assured that this is temporary, probably a short hiatus for us to get away for a while. We have acquired some titles and we lack the manpower to do the logistics. We seek your kind understanding.
Meanwhile, if you have any requests, or any titles, feel free to drop us a note. On Facebook, or on this site by commenting on the order page. Also help us by sharing our post on your facebook page. We need ur help to expand and ‘socialise’. 😀
Thank you for supporting BooksAvenue, a small local online bookstore in Singapore.
P.S. It really mean a lot to us. Thank you. really. 🙂
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