We have just released a new version of the BookScouter App with a Bluetooth Barcode Scanner for Android! This new feature will make the application much more convenient for users who are doing a lot of scans.
Have you used BookScouter to sell your textbooks for a ton of cash? You can help other students to earn more cash for their books as well by telling them about BookScouter. We’ve created a simple flyer that you can print and hang up around campus. They are perfect for bulletin boards in cafeterias, dorms, popular classrooms, and anywhere that students are likely to be found.
I’m pleased to announce that BookScouter will have a table at the Amazon Sellers Conference for Online Entrepreneurs (SCOE) in Seattle from July 8th through 11th. This will be our first trade show, and I’m hoping to be able to unveil a couple of additional tools on the website designed specifically for small- and mid-sized book resellers. I’m also working on putting together some “swag” to give away. What do people prefer? T-Shirts? Mouse Pads? Pens?
I just learned that BookScouter has been mentioned in the March 2011 issue of Consumer Report Magazine. The full article is titled “How To Get Rid of Practically Anything”! There are a few paragraphs about getting rid of old books where it mentions that BookScouter compares prices from dozens of book-buying sites.
In case you haven’t heard yet, Borders Bookstores has declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is closing around 200 of its 600+ stores across the country. The stores that are closing will be liquidating their inventory which means that some good deals can be found. You can check this link for a list of Borders Store Closings to find one near you.
Due to some recent feedback from vendors on BookScouter’s feedback system, I’ve recently made a couple of minor modifications to the feedback page and the criteria that I use to approve feedback. When a user is submitting feedback, the following text is now displayed at the bottom of the page: