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Old 02-12-2010, 06:11 PM   #76
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Old 02-13-2010, 03:49 PM   #77
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Did the entire survey with lots of comments, then lost them ALL when I got to the page and had to reload Firefox (had my NoScript add-in turned on, and wasn't warned there are scripts in the survey).

I might redo it later when I get over being ticked off that I lost all my comments.
Wait, what? All comments? I also had scripts disabled* and I only redid the last page. The rest should have been kept... otherwise I submitted mostly garbage.

And making the email mandatory was a bad call.

*: I did the survery a couple of days ago but had to search for my login credentials to MR. I like to lurk, sorry.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:07 PM   #78
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I'm not sure if Jane will remember to post the results here, so I'll do it for her:
http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2010...ts-and-winner/
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:46 PM   #79
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I'm not sure if Jane will remember to post the results here, so I'll do it for her:
http://dearauthor.com/wordpress/2010...ts-and-winner/
Interesting stuff!
Hopefully some proactive person will convert that excel to a webpage with graphs. I don't have powerpoint and the excel crashed my MS office.
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Old 03-01-2010, 07:55 PM   #80
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I'm taking a look at it now. I love playing with excel and don't mind cleaning it up.
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Old 03-01-2010, 08:30 PM   #81
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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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Old 03-01-2010, 08:50 PM   #82
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The most people would pay for an ebook:
42 said $30.99
46 said $25.99
195 said $19.99
485 said $15.99
1329 said 9.99
546 said $5.99

Would you pay more if you could share with friends?
584 said yes
1566 said No, because they don’t want to pay more to share
474 said no because they don’t share books with friends

822 said they would pay more if they could resell the ebook, 1809 said no.

1835 said they read on a desktop computer
526 sad Kindle
99 said nook
502 said Sony
120 said other eink device
649 said iPhone/iTouch
54 said Android
92 said Blackberry
310 said other handheld device
137 said other ebook reader

2089 bought their ebook reader themselves, 522 got it as a gift

OK i'm tired now...
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:38 AM   #83
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Thank you for posting the results. I do plan to put together a PDF with pie charts but it will have to be after March.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #84
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Thank you for posting the results. I do plan to put together a PDF with pie charts but it will have to be after March.
I put together an autofilter on the spreadsheet, which will be fun to sort through the data and see if there's anything interesting for certain types of users. One thing I noticed last night was that all people who put librarian as their profession read on their desktop.
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:45 PM   #85
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Huh. Only 586 (+171 blanks) have removed DRM from their purchases. Different audience as mentioned above? People not admitting it?

And there are a lot of Nulls for the question "I would reduce or eliminate my downloading of ebook files I have not paid for if one or more of the following events would take place". Lots are desktop users too. Correlation to the downloading of potentially illegal copies?

(Sorry for cherry-picking some of the results, lilac_jive. I just wanted to see if my replies survived NoScript [they did \o/] and couldn't help myself)

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:15 PM   #86
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Huh. Only 586 (+171 blanks) have removed DRM from their purchases. Different audience as mentioned above? People not admitting it?

And there are a lot of Nulls for the question "I would reduce or eliminate my downloading of ebook files I have not paid for if one or more of the following events would take place". Lots are desktop users too. Correlation to the downloading of potentially illegal copies?

(Sorry for cherry-picking some of the results, lilac_jive. I just wanted to see if my replies survived NoScript [they did \o/] and couldn't help myself)
No one should ever be sorry for playing with data If I was looking at it right, a lot of nulls come from a cutoff somewhere in the middle. That might be some kind of error. It looks like they start around "Have you ever removed DRM?" 325 said no. Maybe those who don't know DRM kind of petered out there.
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Huh. Only 586 (+171 blanks) have removed DRM from their purchases. Different audience as mentioned above? People not admitting it?
I don't buy DRM, so I don't remove DRM from purchases. There may be many anti-DRM people who vote with their wallets.
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And there are a lot of Nulls for the question "I would reduce or eliminate my downloading of ebook files I have not paid for if one or more of the following events would take place". Lots are desktop users too. Correlation to the downloading of potentially illegal copies?

I presume others left this blank, as I did, because they have never downloaded an ebook illegally.
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