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Subject: This is possibly another question about eBooks
Date Posted: 11/5/2007 7:31 PM ET
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Hi all!

I know this site is called "PAPER"backswap but I just received a Sony eReader and I'm looking for some ebook swapping info.  I searched "ebook" on PBS but got 83 pages and I did "ebook" and "swap" for a search but three posts that weren't relevant.

So---- does anyone swap ebooks here on PBS or can someone direct me to some ebook swap sites (if they even exist)?



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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 10:01 PM ET
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eBooks are not allowed to be swapped here. Please see "What can be swapped here?" in the Help Center.

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Date Posted: 11/5/2007 10:14 PM ET
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From the Help Center:


  • Anything that is not a book
  • Anything that contains advertising
  • Advance Reader Copies (also known as ARC s, Review Copies or Uncorrected Proofs--these are not the final versions of books)
  • CD-ROM books/e-books (books that must be read on a computer)
  • Burned copies of audio books
  • Xerox or otherwise unoriginal copies of books
  • Unbound pages
  • leaflets or pamphlets or booklets* without ISBNs (other members complain at spending a credit for these)
  • Books that require supplementary non-media materials (non-media materials cannot be sent by MediaMail)
  • Pornography (sex manuals and erotica are allowed, hardcore pornography is not allowed)

*A leaflet/pamphlet is an item with fewer than 20 pages; a booklet is an item with between 20 and 50 pages.

Please note: if you Post an inappropriate item for swapping, it may be removed from the database as an automatic action without notice; if it has been requested from you before that happens, you will not get credits for sending it.

 Hope that helps!

Last Edited on: 11/5/07 10:15 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
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Date Posted: 11/9/2007 11:11 AM ET
Member Since: 9/1/2006
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You should check your local library for e books.  Ours here has a full list of books on their website that can be ownloaded for free with a valid library membership.

Each file has a time stamp that expires it from your player after the loan time is up.

If you want to buy auido books - you can always check Audible.com.



Last Edited on: 11/9/07 11:11 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
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