~ Karen’s Opinion ~
I love to read!! I am kinda of obsessed with it, and I use it as a pain management device. If I get lost in a book, I can actually trick my brain into not feeling the pain I experience from Fibromyalgia. So many a night I rise from fitful slumber, grab my Kindle and read, getting lost in a book. Since I buy a huge amount of books, I have bought a book or twenty, that I didn’t like, but at no time have I returned them. With the E-Print industry, returning a book has become available, and I honestly don’t understand returning a book. I would not walk into Barnes and Noble with a print book I read and return it, so why would I return a digital copy of a book after I read it even if I hated it? Are authors supposed to give money back guarantees on their intellectual property? To me returning a book is ridiculous, especially after it has been read, and possibly reviewed. I have read reviews where the reviewer admits that they returned the book! So that person obtained a book, read that book, and even wrote a review of that book. Should they get their money back because they didn’t like it? So help me out. . . make me understand why anyone would return a book after it is read. Is buying eBooks like getting a book from a library, so they can be returned? Does not having a physical representation of the purchase make it okay to return it? Do people return print copies they have read and hated? What is the acceptable moral policy about eBook returns? What is the criteria for returning an eBook? If after 20% of the eBook is read should it be non-returnable?