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Old 02-04-2010, 03:55 PM   #46
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i,too, filled it out and added comments. thanks for doing this - and good luck!
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Old 02-04-2010, 03:56 PM   #47
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:00 PM   #48
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It would be great if you share the summary view of the data once you have it compiled.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:02 PM   #49
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I'd also love it if you shared the industry reaction when the data's presented. Though I suspect it'll amount to either:

1) "meh.", or
2) "The consumers are all wrong!"
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #50
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If you've got a Dreamwidth account, you're welcome to post an announcement/link at the ebooks community. If not, I'll be happy to post it for you this evening. (I don't have access during the workday.)
I don't have a dreamwidth account. I can provide you the html if you want to post it (and I would love it if you did). Should I PM you or do you want to send me an email? jane at dearauthor.com
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #51
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It would be great if you share the summary view of the data once you have it compiled.
We will make all the data available (without identifying information)
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:41 PM   #52
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I'd also love it if you shared the industry reaction when the data's presented. Though I suspect it'll amount to either:

1) "meh.", or
2) "The consumers are all wrong!"
I will. I hope it's not 1 or 2 but I won't get my hopes up.
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Old 02-04-2010, 04:51 PM   #53
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Done, but why oh why did I forget to shout and scream about geographic restrictions??? (possibly because I was busy ranting about DRM and editorial/proofing quality)
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:08 PM   #54
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Imagine a world where the actual PUBLISHERS like Macmillan cared about their readers.

I haven't seen any of the major publishers present in forums like this one, they are in a walled garden well away from customer opinion. The best companies have a presence in social media and forums, to my knowledge most publishers don't care what we think about DRM.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:33 PM   #55
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"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
ebook prices would decline
DRM was removed
I could share books with a few friends"

You forgot the most important one there: if the book I want was available to buy.
+1, absolutely the most important point for me.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:00 PM   #56
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:05 PM   #57
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:43 PM   #58
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Fourth'd! (Why I didn't pick any of the three options listed)

In my comments, I pointed out that because of competitive ebook pricing the publishers/authors were now getting money that I had been spending on the used market.

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:56 AM   #59
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Fifth... I put all of them!!!!
I put my finger mainly on the geo-restrictions, basically 'cause it's something a little trickly to avoid (anonymous ip, US address)
DRM - > It's something that I remove. I've even told it in the survey. It's mine, I bought it... from my point of view, "you" have no right to tell me with what I read it.
Geo-restrictions -> Something I "hate"...

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Old 02-05-2010, 08:50 AM   #60
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sixth ! definitely the most important point for me too.

i filled the survey with plenty of comments. it's possible that i used quite strong words, thinking back ; writing all about drm, geographic restrictions, high prices, unavailable books, poor formatting... tends to make me rather cranky.

thanks for doing this. i'm really looking forward to seeing the results of the survey, and also to hearing how the publishers will react to this input !
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