Hopefully your Christmas was filled with joy and wonder. As a book lover, I was thrilled when I received a gift card to buy books! I know that digital books are popular, but I still cannot resist the lure of paper completely. I recently read a blog, however, discussing a reader's rights to the digital copy of a book purchased. Since I still typically buy paper copies of books, I had not given much thought about what I could do with any digital books I have purchased, read, and am ready to pass on. It seems though that the same resale/giveaway/borrow options are not available for both formats. As a reader, I am somewhat frustrated to pay for a product, but unable to do with it what I want. As a writer, I can understand the necessity.
What are your thoughts? Are the restrictions on digital books reasonable to both readers and writers? Or do you think there is a possible middle ground where both reader and writer can be happy?