Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Arr... Lendmonkey

LibraryThing has joined forces with a fifth swap site, the simple, playful and Lendmonkey. Lendmonkey trades movies, games, books and music—all for free. It has some nice features, like SMS notification of new trades.* Also check out profiles on eHub and Lifehacker.

Since announcing the program in September, LibraryThing has enlisted five book and all-media swap sites (the others are Bookins, Swapsimple, BookMooch, Whatsonmybookshelf). I expect to add two more in the next week. That will make a majority of sites and—I think—well more than a majority of books available for swapping online.

*I should ask them about that. SMS would be a nice addition to LibraryThing.


Blogger Tim said...

No, the big news--don't blow it up to super-duper news ;)--was three more swap sites. Two didn't deliver one piece of the solution, so I guess they'll dribble in.

10/18/2006 4:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

After less than a day, I am already frustrated with Lendmonkey. Not only is there no way to advertise "wants". Not only is it slower than molasses. Not only do the "search results" usually have no visible connection with the titles I was searching for. But about half the time the search results page comes up with the heading "Browsing X items" but DOES NOT DISPLAY THEM. Oh, and there is no "contact" link where I can take this up either.

10/19/2006 2:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SMS would be a nice addition to LibraryThing.

Snap a pic of an ISBN with your mobile, email it to LibraryThing, and get back an SMS if it has been successfully added to your wishlist. Get us all doing that and perhaps the carriers will give you a cut.

10/19/2006 8:01 PM  

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