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Old 02-17-2007, 09:59 AM   #1
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How many books have you bought from Connect and....

how many have you read?

I've bought 16 total. (Part of that was my $50 credit.)
I've only read 3 of the 16 so far.

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Old 02-17-2007, 11:04 AM   #2
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I purchased 11 books, also including my $50 Credit. I read up to 3-4 books at a time. I have read 4 books so far, and am currently reading 3 off the reader.
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Old 02-17-2007, 11:25 AM   #3
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While I've only had mine since Jan 3, I've read 3 manga, 4 comics, and 1 actual novel; I've started & referenced about 5 others and am in the process of reading through another as I type this. Not too many, but I only average about 10-20 minutes a night when I'm busy.

Have to post my review on the one book I found through the Connect store, quite a fun and interesting read -> Stone Maiden.

Edit: Guess it would be good if I stayed on topic... I picked up 12 books from the Connect store and 1 manga (to see how the "official" manga looks compared to what I can make myself using tools from here).

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Old 02-17-2007, 12:24 PM   #4
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I've bought and read the books from my $50 credit. My wife did the same. That'll be the last we buy until they have non-DRM-crippled books available! Read-'em all, of course.

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Old 02-17-2007, 03:12 PM   #5
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9 from CONNECT, 8 read. 1 mistake.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:18 PM   #6
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22 bought

19 read.

3 I'm not convinced I want to read.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:25 PM   #7
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13 bought, 7 read. Hate the formatting of those books. Too much white space.
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:30 PM   #8
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12 bought, 11 read. Although I have gotten and read many more from ManyBooks.net and Project Gutenberg, I have committed to buy at least one or two books a month from Connect to do my part to show a real consumer base. It occurs to me that to motivate Sony and others to provide us more content, we will have to keep demand up.
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Old 02-18-2007, 08:40 AM   #9
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Old 02-18-2007, 01:08 PM   #10
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None from Connect - they don't sell'em outside the US. I use some of the other ebooks sellers, I've bought 3 books, one magazine subscription and I've pulled down some CC academic books I've wanted to read.

In a normal month I buy a few books, some from shops some online. I've been trying to figure out my yearly spend and I've come to the conclusion I keep book sellers in fine champagne and caviar!

I reckon even if Connect was accessible I'd only buy a few books from there (enough to help demonstrate it is commerical viable). I really really really dislike the idea of buying books in DRM locked formats.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:38 AM   #11
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Books from Connect

Purchased 12. Bought my books after the credit deal expired. Read 1, started 4. I also agree that we have to support Connect so that we can maintain the perceived demand, so more are added. I am switching all my future book purchases that use to come from Amazon to ebooks for the Reader.
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:47 AM   #12
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I should clarify that I do buy books, but from Baen, not Connect. To my mind, Baen are the only publisher in the business doing the "right thing" - ie publishing DRM-free books in open formats at (mostly) sensible prices. They deserve everyone's support for that.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:02 AM   #13
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I have bought about 8 books from Connect. But for me my last purchase was barely readable for me in the largest text size. I wish Sony would let you download a sample page to let me see how it looks on the reader. Until then, I am leery of buying anymore books from Connect.
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Old 02-19-2007, 11:49 AM   #14
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Hmmmm???

Do you mean the large size was different than other large sizes (from Connect)?

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Old 02-19-2007, 12:57 PM   #15
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I think she meant that even the large size of the font was too small to read. There are a number of books that folks have encountered where the font is really small.
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