Amazon To Set Up Secondhand Ebook Marketplace

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http://techcrunch.com – Amazon wants to sell your used ebooks. It recently won a patent to allow people to hock off their read ebooks on its marketplace. Of course, ebooks don’t suffer from wear and tear, but think of the resale process as more of a way to transfer your book licences. This is already in action in a way—users can currently “lend” out Kindle books, which then disappear from your device as your friend holds the copy in their digital libraries. Another service called ReDigi also exists, launched about a year-and-a-half ago. The company has pointed out that Amazon’s patent, filed in 2009, employ (IT news)