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View Poll Results: How many of us are reading exclusively in electronic format?
Yes, I am reading in electronic format only 185 63.79%
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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How many of us are reading exclusively in electronic format?

How many of us have broken away from the traditional printed book. Unfortunately I can't do that yet one of the publishers that I deal with, Gold Eagle, still hasn't gotten with the electronic revolution as yet.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:29 PM   #2
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Many books are not in ebook formats and some I prefer in paper; others are much cheaper in paper from the used market even though I'd prefer ebook.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:59 PM   #3
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I'd like to but I still enjoy getting a physical item for my $$$ too much.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #4
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I am first and foremost, a reader. So while I usually prefer ebooks, for convenience reasons, I have absolutely no issues switching between physical books and ebooks in my reading pursuits. I'm certainly not going to deprive myself of reading something I really want to read by zealously adhering to some random, self-imposed media restriction.

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Old 10-21-2012, 05:14 PM   #5
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100% of the novels I read are in ebook format. I also read the newspaper online (mom reads the print version). Craft and cookbooks are the only things I don't do in ebook form. While it's good for back issues of magazines, it's hard to read a craft book on an ereader.
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Old 10-21-2012, 05:57 PM   #6
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I am first and foremost, a reader. So while I usually prefer ebooks, for convenience reasons, I have absolutely no issues switching between physical books and ebooks in my reading pursuits. I'm certainly not going to deprive myself of reading something I really want to read by zealously adhering to some random, self-imposed media restriction.
What he said. Ditto.

I prefer ebooks but will still read paper books if that's what I happen to get first.
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Old 10-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #7
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I prefer paper books. But there is only so much space in my home.
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Old 10-21-2012, 07:20 PM   #8
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Pretty much all my reading is now electronic, I haven't read a "classic" book in a long time.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:22 AM   #9
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My life style is such that I have little or no contact with paper books. We spend much of our time traveling in remote areas making digital reading more feasible. Primarily because of the room issue, but also due to accessibility.
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Old 10-22-2012, 01:51 AM   #10
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I would prefer to read novels in ebook format, but a lot of books at my library are available only on paper. Cookbooks I also prefer on paper.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:42 AM   #11
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My mother owns far too many true crime novels in paperback... I could never justify buying all of those in an electronic format when I can just borrow them from her.
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Old 10-22-2012, 02:55 AM   #12
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My arthritis means it is uncomfortable to hold a paperback open so I read only ebooks. I have bought paperbacks I can't get in e, but they just sit on a shelf untouched. And if a e comes out later I give the paperback away.

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Old 10-22-2012, 03:38 AM   #13
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I *use* paper books, for research or recipes or to look at pictures, but I *read* ebooks only.

That's probably not 100%, and I have a couple of print books I very much want to read, but I'm dreading it. I find paper books clunky and awkward (they take two hands, and the angle of the text changes every other page!) and ebook reading is so much smoother.
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Old 10-22-2012, 03:43 AM   #14
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When I buy new books, I preferably buy ebooks, because they're more durable and doesn't fill my shelves easily. Unfortunately, not all books I would like to read are available in digital formats, so I mostly end up reading paper books
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Old 10-22-2012, 08:00 AM   #15
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I have bought paper books recently because they were either not available in ebook format at the time, or not available as ebooks at a price I wanted to pay.

I've bought a fair amount of golden age crime recently, and it has almost all come from charity shops and second-hand shops (especially the Agatha Christie, which is relatively easy to find), and will probably be going back there when I've read it.

I also have a legacy of unread paper books from before I had a reader, and I'm still susceptible to impulse-buying bargains.
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