When I heard a reference to this topic at my chapter’s conference the other weekend, I was appalled at the thought. No one seems to know if this is true or not, but the rumor reared its head on one of my loops after The Fussy Librarian made mention of Amazon’s “used e-book marketplace.”
So I thought I’d look in to it just a bit and familiarize myself with the concept, with the arguments for and against. And wound up finding a lot of articles from 2013 and 2014, but maybe one from 2016. Hmmm. I wonder what that means exactly.
After going through several of these articles, I thought I’d share this one that lays out the situation very succinctly. It also has links to additional editorials about the subject. So if you want to know more about the possibility of used e-books being sold through Amazon, read Brian Merchant’s 2013 article for Motherboard entitled :
If you are a reader or a writer, what do you think of this proposal? Is it a tempest in a pot of tea, or a monsoon heading right for us?