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Used Ebooks, The Ridiculous Idea That Could Also Destroy The Publishing Industry

Posted at 9:37AM Sunday 10 Feb 2013

Amazon has a patent to sell used ebooks. When I first scanned the headline, I thought it must be some Onion-esque gag, and I'm sure I wasn't alone. Used e-books? As in, rumpled up, dog-eared pdfs? Faded black-and-white kindle cover art, Calibri notes typed in the margins that you can't erase?

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