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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) 8 11.43%
1 (Why bother with more than 1?) 24 34.29%
2 (The best of both) 8 11.43%
3 (Comparison shopper) 11 15.71%
4 (Bargain hunter!) 6 8.57%
5 (Looking is half the fun) 2 2.86%
6 (They all go through calibre anyway) 3 4.29%
7 (I'd forgotten that one) 2 2.86%
8 (I didn't know there were this many left) 3 4.29%
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 4.29%
Voters: 70. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-09-2020, 08:21 PM   #16
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My list only includes books not yet read but does include at least one from each source. I didn't realize I had so many, but can't fix my poll answer.

Amazon (187) - includes author provided links
Baen (6)
Humble Bundle (20 - one bundle)
Phoenix Pick (15)
Weightless Books (6)
Kobo (1)
Smashwords (6)
Storybundle (47 - 3 bundles)
Wildside Press (7)
Author (1)
Kickstarter (7)
B&N (1)

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Old 02-09-2020, 09:39 PM   #17
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Baen
Grantville Gazette
Kobo
Amazon
Smashwords
Other direct from publisher
Humble Bundle
Kickstarter
Author (I was a bit surprised by how many were in this group.)

I didn't count sites where I was purchasing for another person so went for the last poll answer.

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Old 02-09-2020, 10:04 PM   #18
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Looks like it's just amazon and bcmystery.com this year (if the 1 year subscription to their ebook... thing counts)
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Old 02-10-2020, 12:25 AM   #19
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I voted 3 (Kobo, Google Play, direct from publisher), but put all of my books in Calibre so could also have voted 6.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:28 AM   #20
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The books I got from bookstores were freebies. I got them from two different German bookstores (the big chain ones, with muliple B&M stores in every city).

I am a member in two libraries and have applied for a third one. As the third library is in a different county it is not sure they will accept me.

I used to buy a lot, but since my monetary downfall (doesn't this sound way more dramatic then being broke ) I found I don't need to buy. The libraries have everything I wanna read and wait time is no problem when I time the books I put on hold wisely.

When I got my first e-reader I was a patron of two libraries and bought books, too. Then it moved to buying only and now I am at lending only. It makes no difference in getting the latest books, just in my wallet. ;-)
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:57 AM   #21
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Just 1 in 2019, 2 in 2018. Amazon (which is where I buy all of my books). In 2018 I had also bought a Humble Bundle. The reason: I don't need any third-party installation or registration (that is, not from the bookstore) download books and put them on both my kobo and my husbands kindle. Just the bookstore and Calibre is enough.
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:35 AM   #22
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Just Amazon (133). (I'm counting Amazon UK and US as one.)

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Old 02-10-2020, 07:39 AM   #23
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Amazon only - eight books in 2019. Almost all my reading is from public libraries.
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Old 02-10-2020, 07:45 AM   #24
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Old 02-10-2020, 10:48 AM   #26
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Old 02-10-2020, 01:22 PM   #27
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:06 PM   #28
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After I voted ove, I thought " crap, I forgot the cookbooks and the craft book." Then I thought about it and realized some were in 2017-18 and the other was this year. So I read correct that number is 1, Amazon.
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Not counting the romance Humble Bundle, think I bought maybe 10 novels. Most of my purchases are manga or comics.
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:51 AM   #30
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