When I first opened up shop on Etsy (www.BellissimaMinerals.etsy.com), I was approached by an eBook seller who inititated a trade offer (I know now that trades are quite popular and encouraged on Etsy, and it's done with such spirit of community, they're hard to resist!). And since it was my first 'sale', I didn't want to say no - and in all honesty, I didn't yet know how to say 'no' to a trade. And so I received 4 eBooks in exchange for a few bars of soap (I was proud of myself, however, for having the forethought to collect the cost of shipping so I wasn't paying out of pocket on a trade).
Not every eBook Seller is going to offer such quality info, nor are they all as friendly and conscientious as the one I worked with. I didn't think eBooks were 'my thing', but I gained a lot of insight into Etsy from the books - and they went above and beyond to enhance my 'newbie' experience.
EBooks definitely arent for everyone, but I have to admit that I genuinely enjoyed my first encounter with them.