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View Poll Results: How many ebooks have you read from cover to cover?
10 or less 2 1.04%
11 to 25 14 7.25%
26 to 50 13 6.74%
51 to 100 15 7.77%
101 or more 149 77.20%
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:35 AM   #16
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I'll glady admit to the midrange.

I probably average about 4 novels per month. The balance of my time is spent working and deciding what I want to read next.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:57 AM   #17
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Because most people I know don't read books for pleasure anymore. They may read here and there but only because it is required for their jobs or their schools and none of them read from cover to cover. I am glad that most people here read more than 100 per year but are we the minority?
That would be a big "yes".

Your experience is about right; there have been several published reports that found that something like 25-30% of the population readily admit they do not read even a single book a year (the actual number is probably higher) and about 50% read but a handful of books a year and those mostly high profile bestsellers.
People like us that read/buy at least a handful of books a month are a minority of the population but are the primary source of buyers for non-bestseller titles. We are also the people who can easily justify the upfront cost of an ebook reader and thus were early adopters of ebooks. That has had a lot of economic ramifications for publishing that are still unfolding.

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:06 AM   #18
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Including short novellas, and not count fanfiction, most likely about 400 a year. Like I've said before I read very fast and the novellas only take me a hour or two.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #19
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:37 AM   #20
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My answer would unfortunately have to be zero.
I haven't gotten one e-Book with covers yet.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:46 AM   #21
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Per year: 11 to 25. I used to read a lot more, but lately I found myself more skimming through texts due to lack of time (and no lack of distraction).
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:39 PM   #22
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A percentage make more sense for me.
I abandon a few <2% titles as not meeting my tastes. (I put a No in the read column in Calibre. blank is unread.)
Another small percentage take a loooooong time to finish , but I do reach the last page flip
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Old 09-14-2013, 01:51 PM   #23
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It means this is mobileread and many of us have been reading ebooks since the last century. And for many, 100 ebooks is a year's worth of reading.
The poll needs to go into the thousands to find much differentiation.
You're right, it does need thousands.

When I wrote, I was thinking of people I know who don't manage many books a year. But they also aren't members here, so the poll wouldn't apply to them.

I read 3-4 books a week, if you count in both ebook and audio, but never paper anymore. I love being a member here.
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Old 09-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #24
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Oh, lots. About three a week since 1991 or so, when I discovered Gutenberg. On all sorts of devices. I do like my paperwhite, though.
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Old 09-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #25
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"Cover to cover" this year alone 142. This includes audiobooks, as I don't track them separately.

I started reading ebooks in 2002 on my first Pocket PC, but owning a dedicated eink device has significantly increased the amount of books I read per year.
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I read every free moment I have. I have always done this and if anything it has increased with ebooks. 100 books is nothing for me, even if we were limiting it to per year.
Me too. I have always carried a book & flashlight with me wherever I go. Now, with books on my iPhone, I don't need the flashlight. I read between 120 and 160 books a year. But only 20% of them are electronic books. I participate in an online book-swapping group, so paper books still make up the majority of my reading -- a swapped paperback is still cheaper than the Kindle version.

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I am glad that most people here read more than 100 per year but are we the minority?
Don't know if we're the *minority*, but we are a specific community of readers and the expectation is that we would read more books a year than the general population. (Similarly, you'd expect the IQ of a group of PhDs to be higher than the general population. The bell curve has a different mean.)

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My answer would unfortunately have to be zero.
I haven't gotten one e-Book with covers yet.
Ah -- but that's why I put a cover on my K3. I can honestly say I read my e-books from cover to cover.

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"Cover to cover" this year alone 142. This includes audiobooks, as I don't track them separately.

I started reading ebooks in 2002 on my first Pocket PC, but owning a dedicated eink device has significantly increased the amount of books I read per year.
So far this year I've read 102 books. 66 were paper books, 29 electronic, and 7 audio. As I mentioned, I'm in an online book swapping group. I also set a goal of reading more books from the library this year -- and my library does not offer electronic books.

I bought my first e-ink device in January 2008, the original Kindle. I had tried reading books from Baen's free library on my PC, but couldn't enjoy reading on the monitor. The Kindle was enough like a traditional paper book that it posed no problem adapting. And, because I could load it up with several books that I wanted to read, it has been very convenient to carry with me on trips.
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Old 09-14-2013, 07:28 PM   #27
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I read every free moment I have. I have always done this and if anything it has increased with ebooks. 100 books is nothing for me, even if we were limiting it to per year.
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here - I'm never without an ereader - at home, at work, anywhere I go that I need to wait (doctor visit, etc.) - my leisure time is reading time. Period. Well, reading time with cats.
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Old 09-14-2013, 08:21 PM   #29
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I read at least a minimum of 100 new ebooks a year, I also reread several of my favorite ebooks and fanfiction stories in between just for fun. And this started since I got my first ereader back in 2010.

I don't keep count of how many books I read, I just simply start another book after I finish the last one.
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