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E-BOOK VS. P-BOOK

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Re: E-BOOK VS. P-BOOK

This would be an excellent article if the author wasn't so incredibly dense about certain things.

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Dense about what things?
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"... and only three per cent of frequent book buyers read only digital." This surprises me. I would have thought this number would be higher by now. We no longer read paper in my house.
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patgolfneb wrote:
Dense about what things?

The assumption that the nook division doing poorly automatically means B&N is dumping nook, even though the latest press release specifically says they are not.

 

Also, genre fiction = light reading and non-genre fiction = serious reading.

 

When you assume, you make an a$$ of u and me.

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MacMcK1957 wrote:
"... and only three per cent of frequent book buyers read only digital." This surprises me. I would have thought this number would be higher by now. We no longer read paper in my house.

While we read a lot of eBooks in my house, we still have a large collection of DTBs and don't plan on replacing them with eBooks unless there is some spectacularly amazing deal to do so.  Same thing goes for my parents and my wife's parents.

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kamas716 wrote:

MacMcK1957 wrote:
"... and only three per cent of frequent book buyers read only digital." This surprises me. I would have thought this number would be higher by now. We no longer read paper in my house.

While we read a lot of eBooks in my house, we still have a large collection of DTBs and don't plan on replacing them with eBooks unless there is some spectacularly amazing deal to do so.  Same thing goes for my parents and my wife's parents.


I have these too, but I don't read them as I've already read them - everything new is ebook format.  Well, everything that can be.

 

Maybe that's why the percent is so small - there are some books that aren't available as ebooks, so if a person buys those occasionally, they don't want to say "digital-only" on the survey.  Also, depending on how the survey was worded, people like me who sometimes buy both the ebook and the HC might not be considered digital-only either.

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It could be  question of how the question is worded.  While I might occasionally read something on paper, I no longer buy it.

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MacMcK1957 wrote:
"... and only three per cent of frequent book buyers read only digital." This surprises me. I would have thought this number would be higher by now. We no longer read paper in my house.

I have friends/relatives who sometimes say, "Here's a really good book you should read;  I'll loan mine to you."

 

It's very convenient (for multiple reasons) to reply, "I only read eBooks now."

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I'm a re-reader, particularly if a new book in a series comes out that I haven't read the prior books in some years. Also, I tend to borrow books from my parents if they have a copy rather than buying a new one myself.
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