Buying Used Books—Good or Bad
I’ve seen that some writers don’t approve of the sale of used books, often because they make no money from such sales.
I have no published books, so I can’t speak from that viewpoint, but as a reader, I love having the opportunity to buy new or used, to find books that are no longer in print.
And once someone buys a book, isn’t it his to do with as he pleases? Even if he recoups a few cents by trading it in to a bookstore that specializes in used books, isn’t that his right? He could sell it in a yard sale. Give it away. Even throw it away.
Isn’t it better to have your books out in public for readers to find?