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View Poll Results: How many shops did you buy ebooks from in 2019?
None. (I use the library and/or Public Domain and/or freebies) 7 10.14%
1 (Why bother with more than 1?) 24 34.78%
2 (The best of both) 8 11.59%
3 (Comparison shopper) 11 15.94%
4 (Bargain hunter!) 6 8.70%
5 (Looking is half the fun) 2 2.90%
6 (They all go through calibre anyway) 3 4.35%
7 (I'd forgotten that one) 2 2.90%
8 (I didn't know there were this many left) 3 4.35%
9 (Yes, I'm sure) 0 0%
10+ (What can I say - I buy a lot!) 0 0%
The Blue one next to the Fish 3 4.35%
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Old 02-09-2020, 05:27 AM   #1
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How many shops did you buy ebooks from in 2019?

Now that my poll on how many shops you've bought ebooks from has closed, I thought it would be interesting to run another, asking about recent purchases. For simplicity, let's look at books you bought in 2019. And I do mean bought - free ebooks don't count.

So - from how many different ebook stores did you buy ebooks in 2019?

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Old 02-09-2020, 05:37 AM   #2
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I bought from six different stores:

Amazon (115)
Baen (13)
Google (1)
Humble Bundle (15 - one bundle)
Phoenix Pick (21)
Weightless Books (1)

More than I expected!
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Old 02-09-2020, 06:22 AM   #3
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Mostly Amazon
Baen
Apple
B&N

I bought from Apple and B&N mostly to explore the stores. Apple had a several of book bundles that I liked and I bought a monthly bundle or two from Baen, plus one or two ARC's. I bought one book from B&N which taught me that I wouldn't be buying any more books from B&N. It was an older book that wasn't on Amazon any more. I suspect it's one of those situation where the contract expired and B&N simply never bothered to remove it.
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Old 02-09-2020, 07:57 AM   #4
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Quite a few from saxo.com. This is a Danish bookstore, the Danish books are watermarked epubs, they also have many books in English, they are ADE protected
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:01 AM   #5
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In 2019, I got most of the books i read from the library. I'll have to figure out how many I did buy.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:30 AM   #6
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But I still buy on paper more often, though I read more eBooks than paper. I just found another big bunch I want to read on Gutenberg today and one ancient one as scanned PDF only on the wayback machine. May need to read it on a tablet.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:36 AM   #7
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I guessed eight, but it depends how you count ebooks from different authors' Patreons, SF magazines from different sources, that sort of thing.
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Old 02-09-2020, 08:57 AM   #8
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Old 02-09-2020, 09:13 AM   #9
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I guessed eight, but it depends how you count ebooks from different authors' Patreons, SF magazines from different sources, that sort of thing.
A couple of the authors that I read have moved to Patreon, but the first books were 2020 so they will be in next year's survey . I think that I would tend to count direct from the author as one over all source rather than each separate since I suspect that reflects the intent of the poll better.
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A couple of the authors that I read have moved to Patreon, but the first books were 2020 so they will be in next year's survey . I think that I would tend to count direct from the author as one over all source rather than each separate since I suspect that reflects the intent of the poll better.
I didn’t buy any books in 2019 directly from publishers or authors but did buy through their site or newsletter links to Amazon.
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