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Old 02-03-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:34 PM   #2
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:05 PM   #4
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:17 PM   #5
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:36 PM   #6
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:54 PM   #7
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:00 AM   #8
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:02 AM   #9
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:11 AM   #10
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:14 AM   #11
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I filled it out too and left many comments. I am very passionate about books and hope the publishers finally start to get the message. I even found that a few of the questions showed the biases some of the publishers have (for example assuming one is either buying ebooks or paper books---the question about bookstores being am example. Someone like me who buys ALL their fiction in e-form and ALL their non-fiction in print, I had trouble answering questions like that. Also, the question about whether certain things would reduce the amount of books I download without paying, if you are someone who has not/would not do this in the first place then it is an irrelevant question).

I did my best. I hope the comments were helpful and I hope they reach the publisher's ears Thanks for letting us know about your survey! Let us know how the talk goes.
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Old 02-04-2010, 12:38 AM   #12
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Thanks for asking-I completed it, with comments!

(One thing though, some of the questions had pre-selected answers, is that by design?)
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Old 02-04-2010, 01:07 AM   #14
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