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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 01-04-2020, 04:55 PM   #31
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Are you sure you never bought any from Sony?
Nope.
I had a BeBook in those days.
(Philips Velo 500 and HP JORNADA 560 before that. The HP was sweeet! Then a DELL AXIM.)

The BeBook (sort-of) supported everything, mobi, epub, rtf, html, and (especially important) lit. By the time stores stopped supporting lit, mobi had been DeDrm'ed, and converting both to epub was easy. (MsReader was practically epub 0.9)

By the time I got my Sony they had pivoted to epub and it had been hacked to handle Kindle formats as well as epubs so the Sony store was non-competitive. I do have a couple disks full of lrfs I bought from Black Mask.

In some parallel universe out there Sony trusted LRF and didn't drink the interoperability kool-aid and are still major players. Same universe where B&N stuck with FictionWise. Didn't save them, though. They blew it in every universe.
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Old 01-04-2020, 04:56 PM   #32
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Oops. Voted for 3-5, then remembered a 6th one.

Kobo (most books)
Diesel (bankrupt)
Amazon
Ebooks.com
Angry Robot
Feedbooks

And a 7th...
Delphi Classics

8th...
BooksonBoard (bankrupt)

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Old 01-04-2020, 05:10 PM   #33
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Oops. Voted for 3-5, then remembered a 6th one.

Kobo (most books)
Diesel (bankrupt)
Amazon
Ebooks.com
Angry Robot
Feedbooks

And a 7th...
Delphi Classics
I've adjusted the total appropriately.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:17 PM   #34
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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.
It's a poll, not an audit.

I'll update my answer if you update the 2018 ticker in your signature.
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Old 01-04-2020, 05:52 PM   #35
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I'll update my answer if you update the 2018 ticker in your signature.
Now, now. Maybe he has been too busy posting to have read more than 2 books since the beginning of 2018.
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Let's see;
1) Kobo. Vast majority.
2) Amazon
3) Smashwords
4) Google Play (Well, I've "bought" four free books from them... :-P )
5) Baen (only the free library as yet.)
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5) Baen (only the free library as yet.)
They'll hook you yet.
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:24 PM   #38
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It's a poll, not an audit.

I'll update my answer if you update the 2018 ticker in your signature.
OK, done.
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:03 AM   #39
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OK, done.


If it isn't too much trouble, could a moderator change my response to 3-5, please?
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If it isn't too much trouble, could a moderator change my response to 3-5, please?
He changed it to 2019. You have time.
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Old 01-05-2020, 12:32 AM   #41
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He changed it to 2019. You have time.
The poll doesn't allow changing the vote. Need to change mine to 6-20.
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I've adjusted the total appropriately.
Thanks, but there was an 8th store as well

Maybe I'll remember a 9th?

I'm already forgetting way too many things. Seems I'm already getting old before reaching middle age even

I do have all of the free Baen CD's and (most of) the free Barnes and Noble Classics they gave away way back when, but I've never bought anything from either store.
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He changed it to 2019. You have time.
Oh, I noticed, but it's the thought that counts.

I'm just glad the poll says "bought" and not just "gotten" because I think I picked up freebies at every store that ever existed.
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OK, done.
Umm... Jon, it's 2020. Time to update your reading counter for the new year.
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I'm just glad the poll says "bought" and not just "gotten" because I think I picked up freebies at every store that ever existed.
OK, both updated. NB it's just the totals that get updated.
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