Please do us all a favor and spread this around to other people who like to read, OK? This can only work when there are enough people participating. The more the merrier!!
We just got a call from a woman at eBay (Taiwan) and she said that they will try to find a way to make it easier for people who can’t read or write Chinese to buy & sell things there. So, go on and try to sell some of your old books there. I’ll try to bid for them. If you can’t do it because of <^%%#@> language problems, maybe you can ask one of your assistants/secretaries/friends/… to do it for you?
I was thinking along the lines of a virtual second-hand bookstore at eBay. I read a lot and having boxes of books shipped by priority mail from Amazon.com to Taiwan gets a little expensive after a while.
The Chinese is only at the top of the page - when you click on the item the description should show at the middle or bottom of the page and in English. Give it a whirl at www.ebay.com.tw and search for “English Books” , “English Novels” or some such. You should end up with a page like this:
If you click on one of the items, e.g. English Books Novels Crime , you will see lots of Chinese at the top, but you’ll find the English description below that and a picture of the cover again below that. Prices are as low as NT$ 1!
I am not particularly interested in the selling part - but I would very much like to get to the buying part. For that, though, there would have to be more participants who are willing to sell their old second-hand books or novels in foreign languages.
Cheers! Holg [firstname.lastname@example.org](mailto:email@example.com)