|12-24-2008, 03:13 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Device: Kindle Paperwhite/iOS Kindle App
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.)
Other (Tor freebies, author downloads)
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)
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?
|12-24-2008, 04:06 PM||#3|
Join Date: Dec 2008
I think around 40, all from Sony's site. Don't know how much, but probably on average of $6.50 each.
|12-24-2008, 04:31 PM||#4|
Sir Penguin of Edinburgh
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: DC Metro area
Device: Shake a stick plus 1
I can't give an exact answer, but I would estimate the number to be in the high three digits.
|12-24-2008, 05:02 PM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2007
Device: Sony Reader
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.
|12-24-2008, 05:31 PM||#8|
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The Dirty Shwa
Device: EBW 1150, Kobo Touch
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?
|12-24-2008, 06:10 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Texas, USA
Device: Kindle; Sony PRS 505; Blackberry 8700C
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.
|12-24-2008, 06:55 PM||#11|
Join Date: Oct 2006
Device: Kindle Keyboard, Kobo Glo
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.
|12-24-2008, 07:15 PM||#12|
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage
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.
|12-24-2008, 07:18 PM||#13|
Retired & reading more!
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: North Alabama, USA
Device: Kindle 1, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6S+, Kobo Aura One
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.
|12-25-2008, 02:30 AM||#14|
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Citrus Heights, California
Device: TWO Kindle 2s, one each Bookeen Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS-500, Axim X51V
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".
|12-25-2008, 05:09 AM||#15|
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Spaniard in Sweden
Device: Cybook Orizon, Kobo Aura
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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