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Old 03-01-2010, 09:30 PM   #81
lilac_jive
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Location: Pennsylvania
Device: PRS-505
Here's some data I've got so far:
AGE:
Out of 2724
423 said 18-25
469 said 26-30
757 said 31-39
638 said 40-49
335 said 50-59
82 said 60-69
6 said 70-79
2 said 80-89 (both are retired, thank goodness!)
1 said 90-99 (consultant as a career?)
11 said under 18

Great responses for how long they’ve been reading:
1968: "A fat cat sat on the flat mat." They don't write 'em like that anymore.
Since God was a boy
(General consensus here was pretty much since how long they could actually read)

2087 (again, out of 2724) read Romance (although this may be skewed since it was hosted by a romance blog)
2150 read Science Fiction/Fantasy
1774 read Mystery
2032 read General Fiction
1710 read Non Fiction

263 buy 11 or more new books a month
1312 buy 1 to 5
656 said 6-10
27 say they don’t buy new books
Someone put they “win books”

880 buy 1-5 USED books per month
221 buy 6-10
98 buy 11 or more

Out of 2724 responders:
2496 buy online (paper or digital)
2033 buy at brick and mortar
1201 buy at independent store
1536 buy at second hand bookstore
12 don’t buy books (one of these said they don’t buy new books, nor used books)

928 buy more ebooks than print books
1411 buy more print books than ebooks
342 buy roughly the same of each

2302 read ebooks, 341 don’t (81 blanks)

2318 know what DRM means (325 no, 81 blanks)

554 Prefer buying the ebook if the print is offered all of the time, 639 most of the time, 792 rarely, and 658 sometimes

1869 said ebooks are priced to high
28 said too low
746 said just right (81 blanks)

Complaints about ebooks
1355 – Cost
821 – Quality
1587 – Unable to share/borrow
375 – technical proficiency required to use
1020 – Selection
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