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Subject: Trading E-Books?
Date Posted: 9/19/2014 6:36 PM ET
Member Since: 8/19/2008
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Not sure this is the correct forum to ask this but any info is appreciated.  I'm thinking of getting an e-reader.  Can e-books be traded?  Anyone know of a place to do this?  Not sure if I want an e-reader or not but sure would save room in my tiny house!



Date Posted: 9/19/2014 8:03 PM ET
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You can borrow some e-books from your friends, but I'm pretty sure you can't trade them. 

Date Posted: 9/19/2014 8:11 PM ET
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EBooks are legally considered a lease, not an end use item like a CD or book.  There are a very different set of rules. Several seller's let you do a one time loan though their own website.

Come visit the eBook forum. And look to see if your library has a good eBook selection. 

Date Posted: 9/20/2014 1:17 AM ET
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Check out http://lendle.me/.  It is a borrow site for e books I like.  Amazon lets you loan your e books out twice for a certain length of time.  You can also get free e books on amazon some really current books as specials for the day.  Most e readers will let you download the kindle app free if you don't get a kindle.

Date Posted: 9/20/2014 11:55 AM ET
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You can also borrow books from libraries to read on your Kindle or Kindle app.  On other e-readers I'm sure as well.  It sure does save space and with the free reads from the libraries it's a win-win situation.  I know all the NYS libraries offer loans for ebooks and imagine other states do as well.

Date Posted: 9/20/2014 3:02 PM ET
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There are countless free ebooks available. On Amazon alone, check out this search:

Free Kindle eBooks

Amazon recently added Audible.com audiobooks, many of which are also free:

Free Audible.com Audiobooks