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Initial post: Jun 22, 2012 12:03:02 PM PDT
Can I trade my Kindle books?
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Posted on Jun 22, 2012 1:59:01 PM PDT
G. Faber says:
I'd like an answer to this as well!

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 4:24:45 PM PDT
DollyLoxx says:
I don't think you can considering Kindle eBooks don't come in print form (as in a bound paperback or hardcover book), plus I think buying an eBook is kind of like getting an e-mail, Amazon is probably able to send purchased eBooks to multiple participants. If that makes sense...

Posted on Jun 22, 2012 6:41:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 22, 2012 6:46:19 PM PDT
Nope. No trading in or buyback of e-books. Once you buy them, you have no options at all to get any money back on them. The nature of e-books is such that it's a digital file, and as such can be copied and distributed as many times as there are people prepared to buy it. As such, there would be no reason to offer any kind of buyback program for e-books. They don't need to buy copies back to have more (used) copies to sell to other users, the way they need to do with print books, which are finite in number and widely varied in condition and price (thus, many people want to buy used for less, rather than full price for new). If they don't buy back any e-book copies, they still are fully able to satisfy all customers that want the e-book. Thus, unlimited supply equals zero motivation on their part to buy the book back off of you.

Posted on Jun 24, 2012 6:27:48 AM PDT
Edmond Humm says:
The Amazon-Kindle KDP program allows customers to return e-books within a seven day window. Members can also borrow e-books from other KDP members.
I have had a lot of sales to KDP members and a few returns.
I'm an not sure about the cost.

Edmond Humm

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 10:09:25 AM PDT
G. Faber says:
Edmond, can you be more specific? I don't understand the process involved. I have over 800 kindle books just sitting in my Archive books. Thanks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 24, 2012 11:39:35 AM PDT
Edmond Humm says:
Geraldine, my apologizes. I should have said Amazon Prime, not KDP.

Here is a link that should tell you more about it: http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/?docId=1000739811

Posted on Jun 30, 2012 10:35:30 AM PDT
Readsalot says:
I want an ebook that Amazon says no copies available. How can that be?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2012 12:21:30 PM PDT
P. Fogarty says:
The author either decided he no longer wanted to offer it, or Amazon found that it was copied off public domain resources and took it off sale.

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 6:44:16 PM PDT
If I want to buy both the print and kindle editions of a book, do I have to pay for BOTH?

Posted on Jul 8, 2012 12:03:03 PM PDT
Lunaticus says:
Loaning a Kindle book: http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200549320

"Kindle books can be loaned to another reader for a period of 14 days. The borrower does not need to own a Kindle -- Kindle books can also be read using our free Kindle reading applications for PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android devices. Not all books are lendable -- it is up to the publisher or rights holder to determine which titles are eligible for lending. The lender will not be able to read the book during the loan period. Books can only be loaned once, and subscription content is not currently available for lending."
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