Hope the weekend is going well.
As always I come to the place of trusted knowledge to get a question or two answered about Public Domain and the ability to sell.
When searching sites that have a plethora of Public Domain works over the years they normally put the same disclosure in the book that reads something close to "This book may be freely read, traded, and shared."
Although I can't think of one instance where it was mentioned it could be sold, is it true that if a book/photo/song/article/etc falls into the Public Domain in the USA you can sell it for what the market allows? If you can get 1.00 or 1000.00 for the 1899 book "The Warrior Forum Fine People Go To See A Baseball Game" is it 100 percent legal to sell the product anyway you choose?
Secondly please if so wouldn't this cause a large abundance of people marketing the exact same book, record album, etc. with no variation whatsoever? Even if you compared it to Warriors selling a Special Offer on Clickbank or Cost Per Action they are putting their own slant on the marketing tools and mindset of the project but a book and song wouldn't change.
Thanks as always and have a great afternoon,