Did you ever sell a book in order to make money?

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Re: Did you ever sell a book in order to make money?

Post by spencermack » 13 Mar 2019, 21:02

Sell a book? Why? They need to be shared and loved. Reducing their value to dollars and cents is ridiculous.
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Post by Renu G » 24 Mar 2019, 09:01

I've usually given my old books to friends or donated them to libraries. Now I collect ebooks instead of paperback.

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Post by ShannonHBC » 26 Mar 2019, 17:55

I've sold and donated quite a few. I really don't like owning things I don't need (anymore).

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Post by Aniza Butt » 27 Mar 2019, 04:58

I sold my course books after my exams..didn't wanted to read them again.
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Post by ayomie » 14 Apr 2019, 16:32

No I've never done that.
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Post by Ragnar Lothbrok » 15 Apr 2019, 00:06

I have indeed sold a few books online. You can't deny it's a good way to make some money. However, I have donated plenty of books as well. It's completely useless to have books that could be read by others!

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Post by lisalynn » 17 Apr 2019, 22:55

I have sold many many books. Once I've read them, they deserve another good home.

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Post by srividyag1 » 18 Apr 2019, 05:53

That's my worst nightmare, having to sell my books because of abject poverty 😱 But yeah, if the books were written by me, I would love to sell them and sell more of them
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Post by luz0928 » 24 May 2019, 09:08

Yes, the books that I know I will never read again. The money is good for buying more books hahaha

But I keep the ones that made me feel something special.

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Post by Osero » 24 May 2019, 09:13

Yes, I sold all my course books after exams to make some money for upkeep and have also donated quite a number of books after I read them.

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Post by naturalmama81 » 28 May 2019, 16:49

When my husband and I first married (17 years ago!), I bought vintage books at library book sales, flea markets, and garage sales, and sold them online to make extra money. The most money I ever profited on a single book was $100: a rare volume I picked up for a mere fifty-cents. :mrgreen:

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Post by Maralynx » 31 May 2019, 08:51

Yes, I did. A couple of times because I couldn't stand the book, but it seemed popular, and sometimes for charity. I have even sold some to the local library, as it turned out that I had a better collection than they did.

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Post by Kister Bless » 13 Jun 2019, 10:27

I have never sold my books before for money. What I do after reading a book, I lend a friend who loves reading like I do. I do not sell the books that I have purchased because at times I re-read some of the books. Maybe when I will have completed writing my own book I will sell it for money.
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