Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > General Discussions

Notices

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%
Voters: 114. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2020, 07:15 PM   #16
Apache
Readaholic
Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Apache ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Apache's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,343
Karma: 75819193
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: South Georgia
Device: Surface Pro 6 / Galaxy Tab A 8"
I am in the 6 to 20 group, but just barely.
Apache
Apache is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 08:00 PM   #17
barryem
Wizard
barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.barryem ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
barryem's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,317
Karma: 47133690
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Arkansas
Device: Paperwhite 4
I clicked one because it's been years since I bought a book from anyone but Amazon. I have bought a few books from Kobo and B&N years ago and I bought a couple of books from google 3 or 4 years ago. But those were rare exceptions. I get nearly everything from Amazon and I don't have any expectation that I'll change that.

Barry
barryem is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 01-03-2020, 08:48 PM   #18
Atunah
Wizard
Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Atunah ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Atunah's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,756
Karma: 21959283
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Device: K1/K3/BasicK Voyage/Oasis1/Oasis3
If I am thinking of the stores I actually bought books and at least more than one? Amazon, which is where pretty much all my books come from, defunct discoveranewlove which was a sourcebook publisher site, A few from Harlequin now Avon, before they made it so I couldn't read on my kindle anymore, I think maybe 2 from allromance. And I am pretty sure I got one book from smashwords years ago.

I like easy and having all in one place at my fingertips so I won't get books any other place but Amazon anymore.
Atunah is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 08:49 PM   #19
sapphiresilver
Connoisseur
sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!sapphiresilver , Klaatu Barada Niktu!
 
Posts: 51
Karma: 5368
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Australia
Device: Amazon Oasis 2, Kobo Clara HD, iPad Pro
I've been reading ebooks for a very long time, so I'm not sure of the exact number. I have a feeling it may be over 20, though. I have very vivid memories of reading on my computer because we didn't have tablets and laptops back then.
sapphiresilver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 09:28 PM   #20
Fbone
Is that a sandwich?
Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Fbone ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 7,765
Karma: 93422354
Join Date: Jun 2010
Device: Nook Glowlight Plus
BooksonBoard, Diesel, B&N, Kobo, Google, S&S, Amazon ... so 7.
Fbone is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 01-03-2020, 09:34 PM   #21
CWatkinsNash
IOC Chief Archivist
CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.CWatkinsNash ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
CWatkinsNash's Avatar
 
Posts: 3,846
Karma: 50701068
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Nashville, TN, USA
Device: Voyage, PW4, Galaxy Tab A 10.1 (SP), Galaxy Tab A 8
Quote:
Originally Posted by barryem View Post
I clicked one because it's been years since I bought a book from anyone but Amazon.
Same. I also chose 1 because I think it's probably been 5 years since I purchased anywhere other than Amazon.
CWatkinsNash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2020, 11:35 PM   #22
Apsalar
Member
Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.Apsalar can self-interpret dreams as they happen.
 
Apsalar's Avatar
 
Posts: 12
Karma: 20780
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Australia
Device: Kindle Paperwhite 4
I voted one, but I meant to click two. Oops. I have butter fingers.

I mostly shop at Amazon, primarily for the convenience. Everything eventually ends up on Calibre, but the ease of buying a book in bed and not having to do anything extra to read it is incentive enough to keep me locked into my device's proprietary store.

I also shop at Black Library. I'm a big ole' Warhammer fangirl, and their ebook bundles are usually not only great collections, but much better value for money than buying the books individually.

I get a lot of books from Humble Bundle, too, but that's not really a shop, so I didn't count it.
Apsalar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 03:57 AM   #23
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 61,412
Karma: 249219999
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Apsalar View Post
I voted one, but I meant to click two. Oops. I have butter fingers.
I've adjusted the totals appropriately.
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 03:58 AM   #24
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 61,412
Karma: 249219999
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
I suppose it's not really a surprise that the peak is around 5 shops for MobileRead members!
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 07:32 AM   #25
Quoth
the rook, bossing Never.
Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Quoth's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,538
Karma: 7092040
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ireland
Device: Both Kinds: epub based makes and Kindle
Amazon & Smashwords.
But I've more ebooks than those added together from our own authors (via LibreOffice, saveas DOCX convert in Calibre)
Thousands of classic Public Domain, some of which I previously bought on paper. I've used maybe dozens of bookshops for paper books.

I'd guess most ebooks of single shop users are Amazon (they've 90% market).
My impression is that Google Books on Playstore is less than Apple or Nook or Kobo sales from their online shops, for English.

Japanese, Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, Gulf states, etc may have a radically different break down.

This is a self selected poll, majority English speakers and people that have researched ereaders.

How many have download the PD texts from this friendly site?
Everyone knows about Gutenberg?
Quoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 11:58 AM   #26
ZodWallop
Gentleman and scholar
ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ZodWallop ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
ZodWallop's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,624
Karma: 52800000
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Deep in the heart of Texas (whether I like it or not)
Device: Kobo Aura, Clara HD; Nook ST w/Glowlight, Glowlight Plus, Glowlight 3
I went with the nonsense answer, as I wasn't sure what counted.

I buy primarily from Amazon. Have bought from B&N and Smashwords. Then, do I want to count the freebie sites like Gutenburg or Standard eBooks? Do I want to include ComiXology and the 2000 AD Shop (I consider comics different than books, but technically...)?
ZodWallop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 12:10 PM   #27
DNSB
Bibliophagist
DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DNSB's Avatar
 
Posts: 7,006
Karma: 32462841
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Forma, Clara HD, Nexus 7 HD, iPad Pro, Tolino epos
A quick check back shows 19 stores with 3 main stores in Baen, Kobo and Amazon. Sadly, a quick check shows that of the remaining 16 stores, I could find only two still in business. I did not count one offs, direct from author or PD such as Gutenberg and Standard eBooks in this list.
DNSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 03:36 PM   #28
fjtorres
Grand Sorcerer
fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 11,436
Karma: 121332766
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 26 kly from Sgr A*
Device: T100TA,PW2,PRS-T1,KT,FireHD 8.9,K2, PB360,BeBook One,Axim51v,TC1000
Amazon, Baen, Black Mask/Munsey's, FictionWise, Powell's.
Yeah, I'm dating myself.
fjtorres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 03:38 PM   #29
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 56,198
Karma: 51910878
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by CWatkinsNash View Post
Same. I also chose 1 because I think it's probably been 5 years since I purchased anywhere other than Amazon.
But if you have selected one when you have purchased from other shops no matter how long ago, you've chosen the wrong answer.

The question is not asking about recently.
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2020, 03:39 PM   #30
JSWolf
Resident Curmudgeon
JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.JSWolf ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
JSWolf's Avatar
 
Posts: 56,198
Karma: 51910878
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by fjtorres View Post
Amazon, Baen, Black Mask/Munsey's, FictionWise, Powell's.
Yeah, I'm dating myself.
Are you sure you never bought any from Sony?
JSWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
So, are pw bought in JP able to purchade amazon.com ebooks??? pls help achl354 Amazon Kindle 27 12-31-2012 09:44 PM
how to share ebooks i bought Reader9000 General Discussions 78 05-28-2012 06:07 AM
shops plugin: more shops Taxi Plugins 0 03-10-2012 09:12 AM
How many free or deeply discounted vs. $10 or higher ebooks have you bought? NickyWithNook General Discussions 91 01-20-2012 12:28 AM
Has anyone bought the Elric ebooks? Jellby Reading Recommendations 6 11-11-2008 06:41 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:09 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.