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Old 09-18-2012, 08:33 AM   #4
poohbear_nc
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Impulse buying is hugely enabled when you own an ereader. Pushing a button to purchase a "weightless" book that takes up no room in your house, that you can hide from your spouse/parent, etc. - takes away the "guilt" or logic of asking yourself - "do I really want another book?"
This buying is confined to ereaders - which probably explains the (at least initial) lack of impact on pbook sales.

I remember reading an interview with Colin Powell in the NYT Book Review - where he admitted he has "hundreds" of books on his Kindle that he doesn't even remember buying.
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