So, I signed up and listed my available titles. Thus far I have sent out three items.
When someone requests your book, you get a detailed email with a lot of helpful information, but directly relevant to sending out the item are:
- the requestor's name
- the book they want
- the address to which the book should be sent
- the points you' ve been awarded for the immediate request at hand, as well as a tally of the total points you have earned so far
- log-in to the site and accept, delay, reject or indicate that you have sent the request
- visit the USPS.com site's postage cost calculator page
Another element that some may find appealing to swapping through BookMooch is a philanthropic one. BookMooch members have the option of donating the points they accrue through swapping, to charity thereby subsidizing book requests for such organizations (See http://www.bookmooch.com/charity).
A couple of logistical considerations. I found the BookMooch point system used a little confusing, but since I'm more interested in finding new homes for the books I already have rather than requesting books, understanding it was less important to me. But, if it is important to you, you can read more about it at the site: http://www.bookmooch.com/about/interview. Also, at BookMooch the sender pays for and arranges the shipping.