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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 01-05-2020, 11:12 AM   #46
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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.
IMO, that is buying.
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:45 AM   #47
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He changed it to 2019. You have time.
Nah. He observed the letter of her request which she acknowledged.
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Old 01-05-2020, 02:24 PM   #48
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If we're all adjusting our votes, might as well adjust mine too.

I voted 3-5, definitely buying from 5 at least. But if Sony was an ebook store (which seems to be the case from some other recent responses) (and how do I not remember this one way or the other? lol) then I'm sure I bought from them when I had my Daily Edition PRS 950, which would make 6 at the least. But I'm pretty sure I bought at least a few from various small sites or publisher sites. I can almost swear I remember buying off a publisher, the Penguin site I think it was? Maybe one off a site like Vintage if they have their own store? I don't know, but the end result is I'm almost assuredly in the 6-20 range instead.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:08 PM   #49
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Nah. He observed the letter of her request which she acknowledged.
Well, if you take a look, it does show 2020. I've not yet read a full book in 2020. I do have one that I'm 65% finished with 122 ADE pages to go.
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Old 01-05-2020, 06:54 PM   #50
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6-plus for me, I've been buying -- if you count freebies -- for a long time. But I voted The Blue one next to the Fish because I like the sound of it. Yeah, I'm kinda crazy that way. ;-)
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Old 01-05-2020, 10:36 PM   #51
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Well I'm guessing 6-20 but never actually tracked it. The overwhelming majority these days come from Kobo.
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6-plus for me, I've been buying -- if you count freebies -- for a long time. But I voted The Blue one next to the Fish because I like the sound of it. Yeah, I'm kinda crazy that way. ;-)
The Blue one next to the Fish is a long-standing MobileRead poll tradition.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:50 AM   #53
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I believe I've only purchased E-books from Amazon, with some library loans. All other shops online or in person I use for books, but it differs with e-books and audio
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20 for me. My first count was 10 but then I checked my email receipts and promptly doubled the number when I counted the number of publishers I've bought from directly. These days I just buy from Kobo, Amazon or Google.
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FTR, my "source" column includes 'direct from author'. While that is mostly freebies, there are a few authors who have stores on their website I have actually purchased directly from.

Kobo is my main source.

I've been buying ebooks since the days you emailed your credit card info and they sent back the file as an attachment So most of the stores I purchased from are long gone.
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I voted one, which is Amazon. I've also downloaded a few of Baen's freebies, so maybe I should have said two.
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there are a few authors who have stores on their website I have actually purchased directly from.
I think the only books I've ever obtained direct from an author have been gift copies when I let her know I couldn't buy two of her books from my IP
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I voted one, which is Amazon. I've also downloaded a few of Baen's freebies, so maybe I should have said two.
The question is most certainly about spending money, not getting freebies. You chose correctly.
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Just three. Amazon, Kobo and Baen.
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I voted 3-5, but the correct answer is more likely 6-20. The thing is, I'm not sure.

Most are from Kobo, but some are from individual publishers, some comics from Comixology, at least one academic book from Cambridge University Press...

Do free ebooks count? I'm not sure I ever bought a Tor ebook, but I do get their monthly freebies.
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