I was thinking the other day that this site is missing something and I just couldn't put my finger on it...then it hit me, like toothpick under big toenail. What if there is a book you really want but can't get it due to the internet's "bend-over prices" or its not going for another print run. We got threads for politics, alcohol, music, and sexting but no book sell/trade thread. (that I've seen yet)
For example, you got the first edition of King's IT that you dont care for and maybe you're trying to sell or trade it. SO you post it on this thread and if someone is interested they pm your profile or reply to your post here. And for selling, this isn't amazon so lets keep the prices reseasonable.
What do you guys think?
Thanks for the input guys!
It could work. Plenty of folks here that like to collect books. Though to be honest between Ebay and awesomebooks.com (a UK site) I rarely pay more than a few pounds for second hand books anyway.
Signed stuff and first editions etc - could be a different story.
Hmm. I dunno. I like the idea but I am not sure about the execution.
How about an ebook trade thread? You can lend kindle books to any other Amazon accts (I think, I'm not 100% on that). I have some decent Kindle books, and other people do too.
The one caveat is that if you borrow a book and like it, support the author and buy something from them! The vital parts of the discovery process/file-sharing lifecycle are the after-effects: you borrow/download materiel from a producer, enjoy it, pass it on (via files and/or shared opinion/review/recommendation), but then, if you consumed it for free, as a thank you, you should support said producer with money. I have a great many opinions/feelings/thoughts on the subject that I will blather on about for-fucking-ever, but I will save you all the pain.
tl;dr: let's share kndle books, but make sure and support the author.
What is your website?
I think it's a great idea - Kirk and I just did a deal where I bought his collection of Sandman trades. He gave me a very fair LitReactor price so they went to a good home. Easy enough - he sent me a paypal request, I paid the man, he'll send me the books. Pretty sweet.
It'd be nice to have a forum devoted to books for sale, trade or giveaway. Even contests or trivia or the such to just award a member a book for the hell of it. With paypal, it's super easy to buy. If you wanted to give it away, you could just ask them to cover shipping. Or pay for shipping out of the goodness of your heart. Maybe after you're done reading pass it on to the next person.
I feel more confident after reading your post Otis. We should just try it out at least right? How about we do one trial thread and see how it goes from there.
Anyone interested in buying an ultra rare signed copy of Mark Z. Danielewski's The Fifty Year Sword? I just listed my copy at eBay. The Buy It Now price is quite a bit less than any other price I've seen for it.
Please, share this with anyone you think may be interested. I have some bills I need to pay.
Anyone have any Hemingway books?
I'd trade 3 King books for a Hemingway.
Jacks--a rare/first? Hardcover? Just any book?
Hmmm well if you guys have a nice rare or first edition of anything, I have a first edition of Razor's Edge I'd be willing to trade.
SparrowStark, any of those are fine. I'd have to look around to see what I could trade for though. A few King novels wouldn't really be a fair trade for a first edition.
I want an IT first edition, signed would be a dream. Either that or a Gunslinger first edition signed......I have cash to trade for the books hahaha
I was asking because I don't have any special Hemingway copies, but I do think I have some duplicates. However, I also likely have the King novels you'd be offering.
EDIT: Scratch that, I just looked...it appears we've given away all our duplicates. Sorry.
Sound--HAHA! You and me both. While we're at it, anyone got a 1st Ed Carrie they want to trade for my love and affection?
I also have a first edition "Rules Of Attraction" but I don't think I could give it up.
Hey, how would the other Kentucky users (others who are near by are welcome) feel about a book exchange meet up? Maybe Louisville since I know a few of us live there/close and I go by once in a while. Take what you don't want, everyone picks what they like kind of thing. Could resevere a table at resturant or such.
Only if Mark Vandercool is there.
I'd love to do a kentucky meet-up in Louisville. And our Indiana friends as well.
What do you say Averydoll?
Dwayne maybe you could make a thread?
I wanted to see if anyone cared first.
Well, it would really depend on a lot of factors.
I would be willing to sign things for money.
Just edit that before the sex jokes about signing body parts start. Please.
So this would need to be a weekend for me, best if I can plan it a ways out. You guys?
I have 2 Scribners Hemingway's without the dust jacket. "For Whom The Bell Tolls" (1940) and "The Sun Also Rises" (1954) if you are interested in buying them. They look like this:
I would do unspeakable things for anything from Papa.
As much as I don't want to let them go, if an offer is made from someone that really wants them, I'm willing to sell. Only because I am poor.