Since we are on the subject of ebooks, I thought I’d ask the question about what you do with the books after you’ve finished reading them. A number of us have commented that you can’t exactly treat them the same way that you can a print book; for eg, sell them on, give them to charity or trade them at a secondhand store. So, what do you do?
If you are OCD like me when it comes to your ‘real’ bookshelves and hate how a hardcover or a trade paperback can interrupt the feng shui of your shelving system, than you probably adore the way ebooks can be neatly tucked away into various (Yes, various. I file via genre, author, series, etc with ebooks. It is sooo awesome. *sigh*) folders regardless of their size. 🙂
But what about the ebooks you know you won’t read again or that were DNFs? What do you do with them??
I said I don’t delete my DNFs and those ebooks I won’t reread, but I do resave/copy them to my external hard drive (my back up).
One of the reasons I do this is because, well, out of sight out of mind. *Yes, I’m a simple soul.* Knowing I have a gazillion books on my PC drives me batshit because they are just sitting there doing nothing (ie not going out into the world to be enjoyed by other people). It’s friggin depressing. It is for me at least.
The other reason why I don’t delete the ebooks is because it would feel too much like I’m throwing it out or burning a book or something. It just seems so disrespectful.
Anyway, that’s me. What about you? What do you do with the ebooks you don’t really want any more??
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