ibook aftermarket? Can I buy and sell my ibooks?

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  1. asexymind

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    I am a reading freak. I read just like a mouse eats crackers.

    I buy books, read them, then sell them, then use those proceeds to buy more books. That way, I can get new books when they come out, but not clutter my library or tie up my capital in them.

    So, I want to do the same with my ibooks. I want to buy them, read them, and sell them.

    I can't find an ibook aftermarket. Can you buy used ibooks? Corrolary, can you sell them? Is there a medium that is currently already doing this? Or do I need to create one?

    Thanks!
     
  2. gentlefury

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    There is no degradation of use therefore there is no aftermarket.

    That's like selling used mp3s.

    Sorry.
     
  3. jordexj

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    Try gutenberg.org.... that site has everything!
     
  4. iPadCharlie

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    I am pretty sure the answer is no. According to the FAQ on the Apple website, you can not "gift" iBooks so even if you legitimately wanted to buy a book for someone else, this is not allowed. Sorry. I feel your pain.
     
  5. bow40

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    so much for the trading of books with friends and family. leave them my ipad for a week? yeah right
     
  6. iVan

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    When buying an ebook it's like you're renting it instead. You don't own an ebook like you do the paper a book is printed on. Although in both cases you don't own the content...
     
  7. Shark666

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    so the answer is no, but i liked the part of the mouse and the crackers hahaa :D
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  8. wrecklass

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    Yea it is like a real book, you have to hand them the physical book. If there was a mechanism to transfer the license insuring that you could not keep reading the book after the transfer then maybe. It's the same for all ebook readers I am aware of.
     
  9. gentlefury

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    Doesn't the kindle app let you lend books...I think the kindle device does.
     
  10. iPadCharlie

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    From Amazon's website:

     

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