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View Poll Results: How many shops have you bought ebooks from?
None. (I use the library and/or Public Domain and/or freebies) 4 3.51%
1 (Why bother with more than 1?) 8 7.02%
2 (The best of both) 7 6.14%
3-5 (Why stop at two?) 37 32.46%
6-20 (I've been buying a long time) 40 35.09%
20+ (A really long time) 13 11.40%
The Blue one next to the Fish 5 4.39%
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Old 01-24-2020, 03:58 AM   #91
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I must admit I'm surprised at the number of people who've bought from more than five different ebook stores, even though I myself am in the 20+ category.

And I'm pleased to see how many have the Blue one next to the Fish.

One week to go, if you haven't picked an option yet.
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Old 01-24-2020, 04:07 AM   #92
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I must admit I'm surprised at the number of people who've bought from more than five different ebook stores, even though I myself am in the 20+ category.

And I'm pleased to see how many have the Blue one next to the Fish.

One week to go, if you haven't picked an option yet.
Probably more would've voted higher if it's possible to change votes.

My knee jerk vote was 3-5 when actual really should've been 6-20.
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Old 01-24-2020, 06:40 PM   #93
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Probably more would've voted higher if it's possible to change votes.

My knee jerk vote was 3-5 when actual really should've been 6-20.
This. I was thinking what books I normally bought from rather than one offs.
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Old 01-24-2020, 07:11 PM   #94
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This. I was thinking what books I normally bought from rather than one offs.
For me, I didn't bother with the one offs. Just too many over the years.
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This. I was thinking what books I normally bought from rather than one offs.
Mine weren't just one-offs. I just genuinely forgot about those stores until I saw them mentioned.

I kinda stopped buying from non-Nook/Amazon/Kobo after Microsoft dropped Microsoft Reader and after the Adobe breach.
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Old 01-25-2020, 09:59 AM   #96
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This. I was thinking what books I normally bought from rather than one offs.
If you paid for them, one-offs count.
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I'm kinda surprised how heavily skewed in one direction this poll is...
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I'm kinda surprised how heavily skewed in one direction this poll is...
Why? This is a forum of people who buy and read more books than is the norm.
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I don't buy large numbers of books (I read a lot of library books) but I listed several stores.

Sony - my first ereader was a Sony and I bought books from their store.

Kobo - when Sony shut down its store, Sony accounts and purchased book libraries were transferred to Kobo so this was the next logical place to shop.

Google Play - family and friends can easily give me gift cards to this store - a lot of my purchases there have been on gift cards.

Books a Million - sometimes I have found cheaper prices there.

Gutenberg - because who hasn't acquired at least a few free classics?
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I must admit I'm surprised at the number of people who've bought from more than five different ebook stores, even though I myself am in the 20+ category.

And I'm pleased to see how many have the Blue one next to the Fish.

One week to go, if you haven't picked an option yet.
In Germany we have the situation where many publishers are part of the Tolino alliance and you can actually link your accounts for your ereader and Tolino app.
Additionally, basically any local bookstore can use the buchhandlung.de platform and will get a percentage for every ebook sold via their online store.

On your ereader device you'll see all ebooks from all linked stores in one giant library. This is IMHO the most consumer friendly solution at the moment.

Additionally I also have a Kobo account for the few books not available on the Tolino platform.
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Gutenberg - because who hasn't acquired at least a few free classics?
I didn't count Gutenberg or any of the other sources for free ebooks. The thread title does say "bought ebooks from" which, to me, eliminates free ebooks.
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I didn't count Gutenberg or any of the other sources for free ebooks. The thread title does say "bought ebooks from" which, to me, eliminates free ebooks.
I voted shortly after this thread was started and did not include Gutenberg in my total. I mentioned it in my post today because there had been some discussion later in the thread as to whether "free" counted. I'd still be in the "3-5" category with or without Gutenberg.
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Given the self-selecting nature, the self-reporting, people's various interpretations of the question, and fallible memories, I think we'll just have to treat the results with the respect they deserve.
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Given the self-selecting nature, the self-reporting, people's various interpretations of the question, and fallible memories, I think we'll just have to treat the results with the respect they deserve.
Polls on MobileRead aren't super serious and scientific?
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They are probably about as accurate as any poll you read in the paper. Yea, that's faint praise.
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