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Old 12-24-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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How many e-books have you read so far?

Just wondering, for those who keep track, how many e-books you have read. More than 50? More than 100? I started keeping track when I got my eBookwise, and had to reconstruct my Palm reading from memory, so I may have missed a few. But here's my rough tally:

Free Reads (Gutenberg, etc.)
49 books

Fictionwise (Purchases)
27 books

Other (Tor freebies, author downloads)
11 books

Total: 87 books

NOTE: I probably read about a dozen novel-length fanfics too but I am not counting those. I may redo my spreadsheet and include them, I may not.

For those wondering about the cost (remembering that the free reads help amortize the total) here is my approximate spending:

On devices (not counting computers or devices bought for multi-purpose)
$300 (eBookwise, 2 Palm m125s, portion of iPod Touch)

On books (all from Fictionwise)
$376.6

Total spent:$676.6

So, if you divide that cost by the number of books I have read, the average cost per book is $7.78 wich is still cheaper than buying each of those books in paper

If you add in the Fictionwise purchases still on my to-read pile (I buy when there are sales, then read them when I can) my cost per book will fall to about $3.50.

So, for those keeping track, how many e-books have you read so far?
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Old 12-24-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:06 PM   #3
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I think around 40, all from Sony's site. Don't know how much, but probably on average of $6.50 each.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:31 PM   #4
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I can't give an exact answer, but I would estimate the number to be in the high three digits.
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Old 12-24-2008, 03:44 PM   #5
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:02 PM   #6
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I can't give an exact count, but I've been reading ebooks since around 1999 (started with Nuvomedia's Rocket Ebook). So I'd have to say my tally is in the hundreds, at least.
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:08 PM   #7
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:31 PM   #8
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Couldn't count them all since '99 myself. I know I have 290 books on my Fictionwise bookshelf and they have all been read. Then there's all teh free ones, etc... On average 10 books a month so aprox 1080 of them?
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Old 12-24-2008, 04:32 PM   #9
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:10 PM   #10
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I bought my Kindle at the beginning of the year and unwrapped it on 21 February. (They were backordered at first and then it arrived while I was in England.) Of the 137 books I have read this year -- so far -- 55 of them have been electronic books.

Sources:
  • Baen free library: 6
  • Purchased from Baen/Webscriptions: 8
  • Free from Feedbooks: 3
  • Free from MobileRead: 5
  • Purchased from Fictionwise: 5
  • Free from TOR: 2
  • Free from Amazon: 3
  • Purchased from Amazon: 21
  • Free from Steve Jordan: 1
  • Unknown source: 1
The last electronic book I finished reading was Rules of Engagement by Elizabeth Moon, which I purchased from Baen. I'm currently in the middle of four other electronic books:
  • A Passage to India by E M Forster, purchased from Amazon
  • Club Dead by Charlaine Harris, purchased from Amazon
  • Spacial Delivery by Gordon R Dickson, purchased from Baen
  • Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson, unknown origin
I have *lots* of books queued up to read, but the electronic ones compete with the paper books that I read in my book-swapping group. Most of December, I've been catching up with my obligations there so of the 13 books I've completed in December, only one of those was an eBook.
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Old 12-24-2008, 05:55 PM   #11
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I've had my eBookwise almost exactly three years. In that time I've read 199 novels, 27 anthologies, 8 nonfiction books, 329 individual sub-novel stories, and 9 nonfiction essays on it. The longest has been 4830 pages, at the largest-font settings I use, which equates to about 4.3 screens per paperback page.
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:15 PM   #12
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I've read just over 1400 ebooks, as near as I can reckon it.

I've bought around 850 from fictionwise, over 600 from webscriptions. Others are from various freebies and a few from other retailers.


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Just wondering, for those who keep track, how many e-books you have read. More than 50? More than 100?
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Old 12-24-2008, 06:18 PM   #13
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A bunch but not nearly as many as I've bought and you people keep finding freebies. Good thing I'm retired and have time to read.
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Old 12-25-2008, 01:30 AM   #14
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Well into the triple-digits. Right now I'm wending my way through William Shatner's "Star Fleet Academy: Collision Course" - with side trips to Jane Lindskold's "The Buried Pyramid" and Kay Hooper's "Stealing Shadows".

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Old 12-25-2008, 04:09 AM   #15
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Well... maybe not, but it could be around that number.

I think it's 39 created by myself (and 4 more in the process), and around 10 downloaded from here... That's ~50 in total, in less than one year.
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