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September 4, 2008


Online Book Rental Service Booksfree.com Among Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America, According to Inc. Magazine

Booksfree.com, the Internet's only retail service offering both paperback and audiobook rentals to its membership, was recently named to Inc. Magazine's list of the Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America from 2004-2007.

(PRWEB) September 4, 2008 -- Booksfree.com, the only online retail service offering both paperback and audiobook rentals, was recently recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of America's top 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies.

The Inc. 5000 list takes a comprehensive look at the entrepreneurial engine driving the U.S. economy in the 5,000 fastest growing companies in America. To qualify for the Inc. 5000, companies have to be U.S.-based, privately held, and independent. They cannot be subsidiaries or divisions of other companies. Revenue in the initial year must have been at least $200,000, and revenue in the most recent year must have been at least $2 million.

At the cornerstone of its achievement, Booksfree.com's one of a kind model gives readers more flexibility and choice than many other book retail sites on the Internet. Users are able to rent books at an average cost of less then $3.00 each with free shipping for books that retail up to $18.00. Audiobooks are also available for rent through Booksfree.com at an average cost of less then $6.00 with free shipping for audiobooks that retail up to $90.00.

With over 120,000 book titles and 20,000 audiobook titles to choose from, the Booksfree rental model provides a lower cost to members per book while offering far more convenience than services offered by "swap" sites.

In addition to classic releases, Booksfree.com adds titles and genres monthly to their collection which now include many popular non-fiction topics. Paperback book rental orders generally arrive within 5-10 business days and audiobooks arrive within 2-5 business days. There are no due dates, and Booksfree.com also provides prepaid return mailers for free return mailing.

The service is provided to all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia and Americans overseas with APO/FPO addresses. As there is no monetary club commitment, Booksfree.com allows members to keep books as long as necessary and return them when ready. Additional benefits include: reader recommendations, a member forum, superior customer service, book ratings and reviews, unique queue management features, ability to keep books at a discount, the ability to donate books for credit, and much more.

About Booksfree.com

Booksfree.com is the leading source for online paperback and audiobook rentals. The service offers members over 140,000 titles to choose from in addition to 60,000+ A` La Carte rentals (no membership required). In business since 2000, Booksfree has put together a unique combination of savings, selection, convenience, flexibility, member benefits, and superior customer service.