I want free books. I know, I know – most of the time thats just not the reality. We have to pay for books, even the really crappy ones that slut shame and have terrible world building.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while ( or at least a couple of posts back ), you might know what I do with these books that I don’t enjoy. I try and sell them on. Unfortunately, this also means that I’m losing a stupid amount of money in the process – not really ideal.
What I do to try and counteract this, is to try find other book lovers and see if they’ll trade any of their books with me. More times than not, I’ve been successful! Through book trading I’ve managed to get books like 1 & 2 of the archived, the siren, snow like ashes and this savage song. Not bad.
I was doing alright on my own, going through websites and bugging people about whether or not they liked any of my books (yes I’m a lil’ annoying, I know) – but then Barterli came knocking on my door. Not literally, it’s an app – it can’t knock, but you know what I mean. My goodness, does this app make everything so much easier.
It’s So Goddamn Easy to Upload Things
- You scan the books isbn (the barcode).
Yep, that’s literally all you have to do. All of the book’s information (blurb, pages etc) appears once you scan the barcode and you don’t have to lift another finger. It legit takes 20 seconds! Honestly when I first started using the app I was shocked at how easy it was (especially after years of using places like carousell and gumtree).
The possibilities are endless
You can trade, buy, sell or receive free books. It’s really up to you.
You don’t have to pay a single dollar
It was created by a book lover
There’s nothing worse than finding an app that you adore, having something go wrong and then realising that the creators don’t have the faintest clue what you’re talking about. It can make you feel a little bit conned (or at least thats how it make me feel). That doesn’t happen with this app.
The app itself was created by a book lover, for other book lovers. If that doesn’t sound like a match made in heaven . . .
There is NO clutter
It’s growing hella fast for something that hasn’t had very much publicity
If you’re interested in it, I mean there’s no harm in checking it out, you can find their download page here.
Don’t forget to subscribe by email please!
Full Disclaimer: I was contacted by the app about making a post about them. However, I stay true to everything that I’ve said about them – I believe that they’re doing really well in a place where reading is being less and less relevant. We need more apps that promote reading!