48 Replies Latest reply on Jan 16, 2011 7:38 PM by juneau

    Will you still buy paper books?

      I was thinking about this earlier today.  I'm not as avid a reader as I once was (3-4 books in a week) but I'm hoping that with the Nook, I'll be able to keep to about 1-2 books a week.  That said, there are several hardbound books that are parts of a series, and I'm feeling torn about buying an eBook to complete the series.  I suspect I'm ultimately going to wind up with paper duplicates of most of my eBook collection, just so there's not an empty space on the bookshelf.

       

      What about you guys?  Are you ditching paper for good now, or will you still buy paper books sometimes?

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          bklvr896

          I'll still buy paper books in some instances.  As you mentioned, if I have a series in HC already, I may keep up with that, depending on the author.  Also, if I find a new series and I want to go back and read the first books in the series, I can generally find them cheaper at the used book store, so I'll get them there (or possibly the library in DTB form).

           

          So for me, yes, DTBs are not gone from my life forever.

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            I admit I love my Nook and much prefer reading on the Nook now.  However before purchasing the Nook I had quite a huge reserve of books to read already on the bookshelves.  After a couple books on the Nook I then force myself to read a couple paper books.  I purchased my Nook in February and now have 145 books on it. Some free, some classics but way far the most are recent releases or in some cases a series I did not previously own. One of the main reasons I decided to get a Nook was so many bookcases and so many books...in other words storage issues.  But I hate to duplicate books on my Nook that are also on my bookshelves...and I do have series of books or certain authors I still want to complete in paper.  There is something that goes against the grain of having so many already in paper then the next one as an eBook.  For example new books coming out: 9th Judgement when already have first 8, Karin Slaughter series, Tess Gerritsen series, Ladies Detective Club series, Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series and Dorthea Benton Frank's novels...and yes I am getting them all in paper and not on eBooks. But for the most part I will just be purchasing eBooks because I really prefer reading on the Nook.  

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                YvonneReviews

                I'm trying not to buy anymore paper books.  I bought my Nook in March mainly because I'm an avid reader with way too many books and no place to put them anymore.  I don't even want to read paper books anymore.  I'm hoping to find some of the paper books I already have as an ebook either from the library or free or very cheap.  The only way I'd buy a paper book now is if it's part of a series I'm reading and not available as an ebook.

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                Doug_Pardee

                I bought my NOOK specifically so that I could quit buying novels in paper form. I'm way tired of clutter in my life.

                 

                That's something that happens to a lot of us as we get older: we look around and ask ourselves, "What was I thinking when I bought all this stuff that just sits there? Why am I paying to have a home big enough to hold all of this stuff?"

                 

                [Obligatory link to George Carlin's "Stuff" standup routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvgN5gCuLac]

                 

                Anyway, I've got three paper novels sitting on my 'waiting to be read' list from before I got my NOOK, and I don't know when I'll ever get to them. The NOOK is just so much more convenient to read, and I've got many more titles to choose from on there.

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                    Of course, I will still buy paper books after I get my nook.

                     

                    There are lots of books out there that I have not read, and that may not be in eBook format.

                     

                    Additionally, there are tons of books out there (such as books on various computer topics), where having a physical book would, IMO, be better than an electronic one.

                     

                     

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                      LarryOnLI

                      I intend to only by eBooks (if available).

                       

                      I have already bought the latest installment of two series in eBook form even though I own prior installments in hard cover (Jim Butcher - Dresden Files - Changes, and David Weber - Safehold Series - A Mighty Fortress).

                       

                      However if the book I want is not available in eBook format I will consider buying the DTB version.

                       

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                      Nope.

                       

                      I read 100+ books a year, and I am tired of buying them and giving them away.

                       

                      From now on it's Digital or Libray.

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                          I intend on buying no more paper books if I can help it.  I already have enough books to fill three 6-foot tall bookcases...and one of the cases is stacked two deep.  I live in a 2 bedroom apartment with a roommate, so I have zero more room for books lol.  But I am sure there will be the occasion when I want a book from a very small, independent retailer that may never be available as an ebook...in which case I have no problem buying the paper book.  But for the most part its all digital for me now.

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                              The only type of book that I will buy in paper now is cookbooks.  I get nervous having my Nook around the kitchen, especially since I am a messy cook :-)

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                                  Only for my kids, though I"m considering getting my daughter and ebook reader soon because she's run out of room as well.  So that would leave our son who likes to read but not as much as she and I do.    Right now I've got that 30% off B&N friends and family coupon (Y3V4U3X) and can't think of anything to use it on.  Maybe a DVD or CD...

                                   

                                  Linda

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                                    jnicho wrote:

                                    The only type of book that I will buy in paper now is cookbooks.  I get nervous having my Nook around the kitchen, especially since I am a messy cook :-)

                                     

                                    Yeah, I can definitely understand that.  My Nook is not allowed in the kitchen.  The other big problem, of course, is that it's not allowed in the bath.

                                     

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                                        Gnomishninja wrote:

                                         

                                        jnicho wrote:

                                        The only type of book that I will buy in paper now is cookbooks.  I get nervous having my Nook around the kitchen, especially since I am a messy cook :-)

                                         

                                        Yeah, I can definitely understand that.  My Nook is not allowed in the kitchen.  The other big problem, of course, is that it's not allowed in the bath.

                                         

                                         

                                        Gallon ziploc baggies are great for both. I even used that method at the beach to keep the sand out!

                                         

                                        I will more than likely never by another paper book - in fact, I cleared my shelves and donated them all to a book sale. I am trying to de-clutter my life and this is a perfect way to do it.

                                         

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                                            I am curious about the people who say that they will never buy a DTB again... so, if the DTB is $4, and the ebook is $10, you will pay the $10, for the convenience?

                                             

                                            Linda

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                                                Digital all the way no more dead trees for me... I only hope over time B&N will improve the notification on when new eBook versions will be available as well as implement hit-count that can be displayed for request for eBooks that are not yet released. I like the Amazon site where it displays the ETA release date for eBook versions that are planned and a link to request eBook versions when they don't exist.

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                                                  Doug_Pardee
                                                  EffieTX wrote:

                                                  I am curious about the people who say that they will never buy a DTB again... so, if the DTB is $4, and the ebook is $10, you will pay the $10, for the convenience?

                                                   

                                                  I can only speak for myself, and I'm not a typical reader.

                                                   

                                                  I've found myself quite satisfied with much of the free material out there. I've got about 150 e-books loaded into Calibre, and only two of them are bought (yay for those Sony cards). Almost all the rest came from Smashwords, Baen, and promotional freebies. And there's the library.

                                                   

                                                  I was never a big fiction-buyer in the first place. Now I'm even less so. But I'm reading a whole lot more fiction.

                                                   

                                                  Total speculation: I personally believe that the mass-market paperback is in its final year. I expect Wal*Mart to have an inexpensive e-reader available for Christmas, and shortly after that Wal*Mart's sales of MMPBs will drop to the point that Wal*Mart quits carrying them. At that point, the format is dead. So then it'll basically be hardcover vs. e-book for the popular titles. If not next year, then soon enough. In January through March of this year, e-book sales rang up almost 60% as much revenue as MMPBs. And that was without the NOOK available in quantity, no iPad, no Kobo, etc.

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                                                      I have been forced to buy paper books in some instances because they are not yet available as e-books (will they ever be???).  Just recently, I purchased 2666 by Roberto Bolano because it isn't an e-book.  It is over 1,000 pages long!  Talk about something that was made for e-books....

                                                       

                                                      Other than that and "sentimental" purchases of young reader books for my kids, I'm probably e-books all the way.

                                                       

                                                       

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                                                        Doug_Pardee wrote:

                                                         

                                                        Total speculation: I personally believe that the mass-market paperback is in its final year. I expect Wal*Mart to have an inexpensive e-reader available for Christmas, and shortly after that Wal*Mart's sales of MMPBs will drop to the point that Wal*Mart quits carrying them. At that point, the format is dead. So then it'll basically be hardcover vs. e-book for the popular titles. If not next year, then soon enough. In January through March of this year, e-book sales rang up almost 60% as much revenue as MMPBs. And that was without the NOOK available in quantity, no iPad, no Kobo, etc.

                                                         

                                                         

                                                        I don't see that happening unless and until the eBook format because standarized across the board.  I've been to WalMart a few times and I have never been impressed with their selection of books - MMPB and/or HC. It would be interesting to know what percentage of MMPBs are sold through WalMart.  Target has a far better selection, but I don't believe I have EVER purchased a book there either. 

                                                         

                                                        The eBook revenue you refer to includes new releases that are not yet available as MMPBs.  You would need to separate HC revenue from the MMPB revenue to arrive at an accurate percentage representation.

                                                         

                                                        MMPBs will be around for probably another five years or so. Not everyone is ready to jump on the eReader bandwagon.

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                                                        EffieTX wrote:

                                                        I am curious about the people who say that they will never buy a DTB again... so, if the DTB is $4, and the ebook is $10, you will pay the $10, for the convenience?

                                                         

                                                        Linda

                                                         

                                                        Not me!  I won't even pay $9.99 for a $7.99 paperback.

                                                         

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                                                        I may consider buying a hardcover edition if I knew of a book signing coming up and I want the author to sign the book I purchased.

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                                                DLReid

                                                I don't plan on buying paper books any more.  I have over 2,000 books already (a mixture of hardback and paperback) and no more room to store them, which is why I got my nook.  Ebooks are so much easier to store and the nook is much more convenient and easier to hold than a paper book.  My book light works much better with the nook (which I have in the Dillane Plaid Leather Case) than it did with paperback books.  Buying ebooks online is much more convenient than having to go to the store and hoping that all the books you want are available there.  I can shop at anytime of day or night.  I already have over 300 ebooks on my wish list. I have checked and it looks like all of the current series I am reading are coming out in ebooks.  And my significant other is sooooo happy that paper books won't continue to accumulate all over the house.

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                                                  tweezle

                                                  Sure I will, but only those that I want to keep in my personal collection.

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                                                      @jnicho - I put some basic recipes on my nook and just put the nook in a ziploc when I cook if I think it's going to get messy.  

                                                       

                                                      I will still buy class sets for my literature classes (I don't see all my students having e-readers and a license for 25 "copies" of the same book any time soon).  I get most of those used at various places or new when Scholastic has a good deal (like $1 books).

                                                       

                                                      Hmm, maybe I need to write a grant for e-readers in the classroom. 

                                                       

                                                      For my personal reading, I doubt if I buy many more paper books.

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                                                          I enjoy reading on my Nook so much more than DTB's that I seriously doubt if I will ever go back to them.  Between the library and the e-books coming out I'll have plenty to read.

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                                                              Last week I bought 8 ebooks and 6 paper books (4 HCs and 2PBs), so, yes.

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                                                                The DTB's I will continue to buy are the occasional reference or study books. In fact, today I am headed to our local B&N to buy one.

                                                                Josephus 

                                                                 

                                                                Oh, and collect the free ebook. And to get a HUGE chai tea. And to let my nook connect to its mothership to exchange electronic greetings with its own kind.

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                                                                    This last week I bought 9 books from B&N... all were 3 for $9.99 bargin books.  Four of the books I purchased were on my ebook wish list, but believe me they were not priced at $3.33 each for the ebooks.  Of the books I received, 5 were hardback books and 4 were paperback.  I will be using my Nook for travel mostly apparently, because I am not willing to pay more for a ebook then a DTB.

                                                                     

                                                                    Linda

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                                                                        BrandieC

                                                                        That's my issue, too.  I just purchased my nook last week, and ever since, I've been struggling with what to do when the book I want to read is cheaper in paper than in electronic form.  I have the same storage issue several other posters have noted (even after building an entire wall of bookshelves in our family room, we've still got dozens of banker's boxes full), along with the ease of travel issue (going to our lake house this weekend and not wanting to lug along half a dozen books because I don't know what I'll be in the mood for when I get there); on the other hand, I can't stand the idea of paying more than I "have to."

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                                                                            BrandieC wrote:

                                                                            That's my issue, too.  I just purchased my nook last week, and ever since, I've been struggling with what to do when the book I want to read is cheaper in paper than in electronic form.  I have the same storage issue several other posters have noted (even after building an entire wall of bookshelves in our family room, we've still got dozens of banker's boxes full), along with the ease of travel issue (going to our lake house this weekend and not wanting to lug along half a dozen books because I don't know what I'll be in the mood for when I get there); on the other hand, I can't stand the idea of paying more than I "have to."

                                                                            I wholeheartedly agree.  Even though I can appreciate the benefit of having an eBook over a physical book, mostly the whole storage issue and the fact I don't re-read 99.9% of the novels I buy, I am loathe to pay more than $10 for an eBook, and get extremely annoyed when the eBook price is close to the HC price.

                                                                             

                                                                            I will still buy physical non-fiction books that I intend to keep as reference.  I'm not sure it's wise to buy these type of books in an eBook format that I may not be able to fully convert into some future format several years from now and am concerned that I might end up having to repurchase.  Pretty much like the VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray progression. 

                                                                             

                                                                            I think there is a high risk of having to re-purchase since the format hasn't been standarized, and we all know that one day, it will.

                                                                             

                                                                             

                                                                             

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                                                                        Not if I can help it. I am working on replacing my paper library with e books. :-) publishers should appreciate those of us willing to purchase books for the second time just so they can live on our Nooks and go everywhere with us.

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                                                                            I've been a heavy library user for years, so I rarely buy books. I usually only buy books when I either travel or for reference. The travel books will now be either eBook purchases or checkouts. However cookbooks, gardening guides and other non-fiction that I buy for particular projects will still be DTBs. I prefer DTBs for my non-fiction not only for large formatting but I also post-it note and annotate them. Eventually I might look at something like an iPad for non-fiction with color photos -- like cookbooks, plant ID books, etc. But I still love DTBs. I'm only sold on an eReader for travel purposes.

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                                                                      Yes, I work surrounded by paper books. So, regardless of my status as a NOOK™ owner, I am eternally enticed by books sitting on shelves that I can just pick up and thumb through. I imagine I will be splitting my time between paper and eBook for quite a while to come. Seeing that all books are somewhat of an occupational hazard, I figure there's no rush to ditch either format.

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                                                                          melissas wrote:

                                                                          Yes, I work surrounded by paper books. So, regardless of my status as a NOOK™ owner, I am eternally enticed by books sitting on shelves that I can just pick up and thumb through. I imagine I will be splitting my time between paper and eBook for quite a while to come. Seeing that all books are somewhat of an occupational hazard, I figure there's no rush to ditch either format.

                                                                           

                                                                          Hear, Hear!  Long live the convenience of the nook but books will still be around while longer!

                                                                           

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                                                                          Yes, I'll still buy paper books.  As a matter of fact I just bought and read Robert B. Parker's Blue-Eyed Devil in hardback.  It was awesome!!!  My opinion is, if it's something that I want to own forever and display on my bookshelf I'll buy the "real" book.  If it's something that I want to read but not necessarily keep, I'll buy the e-book.

                                                                           

                                                                           

                                                                          Blue-Eyed Devil (Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch Series #4)

                                                                            

                                                                           

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                                                                            I'll buy them judiciously.

                                                                             

                                                                            There are certain contemporary authors -- Robert Jordan and Rob Thurman spring to mind -- whose works I read on my Nook, but like to have in hard copy, too.

                                                                             

                                                                            And there are still certain books I really want to read/re-read that still aren't available as eBooks.  For example, I recently bought Jane Jacobs's The Death and Life of Great American Cities because I couldn't find it as an eBook ... although I haven't been able to put my Nook down long enough to actually read it yet!  Tim Flannery's great "ecological history" of North America, The Eternal Frontier is in the same category.  (Technically the Flannery book exists, but only at a high price from Waterstone UK)

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                                                                              Definitely will continue to buy paper and ink. I love browsing used bookstores, flea markets, and library sales where I find books that I would never have purposefully sought out and are so old they fall off referral lists. I also like to have paper reference books that I heavily use and especially those I make notes in.

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                                                                                  TXAnnie

                                                                                  I found myself overwhelmed with books boxed up and bookshelves full of my books (not to mention my shelves of children's books for my class and grandchildren upon retirement!)  I do have unread paper backs that I will read and probably buy more if the price is right.  The paper backs will be for my pool reading--in the summer I love to have my music on, float in my chair/lounger, and read a book in my pool.  Great way to relax, and I don't intend to get my nook near the pool!

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                                                                                      I agree that cookbooks are definitely ones that I will buy in DTB version.  When I buy them, which isn't often.

                                                                                       

                                                                                      The other case where I'll buy a DTB is in the case of an author I really like doing a signing.  While yes, I had one sign the back of my nook the other night, as a rule I'll buy the hardback for a signing.  But that is really like 1 author on a regular basis and the occasional special case.

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                                                                                    I'm trying to use my nook to keep down my book purchases.  Prior to getting it, if a book looked interesting, I would pick it up, fearing that it I didn't, I'd never see it again (I ran into this in a limited degree with the first six Dresden Books).  This, naturally, lead to an extreme amount of books that often I would never get around to reading.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    With the nook, I now just add them to my ewish list and when I weed through a few titles that I already have, I browse it and grab another.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    I still pick up books, mostly the ones I "must have" but aren't available in eformat (the new Doctor Who books fall into this), and comic trades, which don't work well on any ereader.

                                                                                     

                                                                                    Every now and then, places around here have collections for books for the troops and I'll donate some of the titles I have already read there.

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                                                                                      Last week, my answer to this question might have been the same as it is now, but would not have been as heart felt. 

                                                                                       

                                                                                      This past weekend, my 16 year old daughter and I were cleaning out some storage space at home and came across a couple of boxes of old books.  In there were several HB Nancy Drew books from the collection I had as a young girl.  Seeing those and flipping through them set off feelings that an eBook will never be capable of generating.  My daughter found some books that were her favorites as a toddler and was like a little girl again setting them aside to read later that night to my 2 year old grandson who was coming over. 

                                                                                       

                                                                                      Some reading experiences are meant to be enjoyed various times over a lifetime and some even across generations.  I LOVE my nook and eBooks!  Will I still buy paper books?  Probably very seldom, however there are those select and favorite books I will purchase for my children....if for no other reason then for them to experience the joy of finding them someday when cleaning out their closets :smileyhappy:

                                                                                       

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                                                                                        Yes, for several reasons.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        First of all, some books -- history books in particular -- don't work as well in electronic format. Take a look at the Landmark Herodotus for example.  It contains hundred of maps, and as I read it I often have my finger marking one page with a map as I quickly flip back and forth between map and text.  Possible -- but much harder to do -- on the Nook.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        Also, I'm a collector of sorts. I have a library of several thousand Science Fiction books (plus more than a thousand SF magazines).  It's probably the collector in me, but I plan to continue to buy SF in paper form, even as I begin to buy many other kinds of books in eBook format.

                                                                                         

                                                                                        And finally, there are lots of books not yet on the Nook.  This is especially true of mainstream and some mystery authors of the twentieth century.  Search for Saul Bellow, for example, and all you find are Spark Notes and other items on Bellow, not Bellow's fiction.  (As an aside, I really wish there was a way to say "don't show me Spark Notes as part of my search. I'm not a student trying to avoid reading a book for a book report.)

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                                                                                          As much as e-readers are convenient, I will never give up paper books. There's just something about holding a book in my hands that helps me dive into whatever world I am reading. As I said to one of my friends on facebook, "I refuse to conform to the technological era and buy an e-reader." That just proves we're going farther and farther into being dependent on technology and I'm wary of that. I am an avid reader, although I take my breaks occasionally, and will continue to read paper books until they are no longer in production.

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                                                                                            I will buy paper books -- if they have pictures in them :-)

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                                                                                                The only time I willl buy DTB's now is if I've read a really great book on my Nook - I might go buy a paperback version so that I can pass it around for others to read.  The best thing about my Nook is I can own over 300 books that I'll never have to pack up or sell off due to lack of space.

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                                                                                                My only regret about buying my Nook is:  Why didn't I buy it sooner!!!!  I will probably NOT buy any more paper books, my only books will be ebooks!!!!  That will be my small way of helping the environment.  Besides, when I'm reading a book - I take that book with me everywhere!  Sure easier to take the Nook in my purse than the 'book'.  You know you are really spoiled or hooked when you 'pray' for red lights on your way home, so that you can read several Nook pages at those red lights, and sometimes even get through a chapter!!!!  Now if that isn't addicted to the Nook nothing is.  I'm planning a garage sale to sale my paper/hard cover books, so that I can buy more ebooks for my Nook!!!!!

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                                                                                                    Very few dead tree books for me. Children's books & cookbooks are about the only categories I will continue buying paper books. I do not miss them at all, as a matter of fact, I don't like them anymore.

                                                                                                     

                                                                                                    If I feel the ebook price is not fair at the moment, I put it on my wish list and pick one of the dozens of choices I have on my Nooks library that I got for free or at a good price.

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                                                                                                    I would only buy a paperback book now if I was feeling nostalgic, you know, wanting to do it like they did "in the olden days."

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                                                                                                        swan480

                                                                                                        My answer is, "Yes, but only in special instances."

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        Like a lot of people on here, I prefer ebooks because I have too many books and not enough shelf space.  I am always running out of book space and agonizing over which ones to get rid of or put into storage (and even the storage isn't unlimited).  But I am also an amateur book collector, so there are some I will buy, mainly vintage or antiquarian, or really nice modern editions of favorite books.  I'll also complete sets in whatever form I started them in -- I have a series in to finish in paperback.  And I'll still get paper books out of the library...  But I prefer to get them via OverDrive when available.

                                                                                                         

                                                                                                        For me, ebooks are fantastic...  Not only do OverDrive ebooks eliminate late fines and driving back and forth to the library, in terms of purchasing and shelf space, I now only have to make space for the collectible books.  A collector's dream!

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                                                                                                            I've had my Nook for 6 months now. I've read one paper book since then, and I've ordered one more. The one I read was a gift. The one I ordered isn't available in eBook format, nor at the local library. I anticipate reading another paper book from the library. The other 25 books I've read were eBooks.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            My philosophy for buying books is the same as it always was: is the book available at the library? If yes, then borrow. If not, then I'll read the free sample and decide if it's worth the asking price. If so, then I buy. I'm not so worried about what the other formats cost, because those aren't what I want and are therefore not relevant to my decision. I have a small apartment and little tolerance for clutter. I'm keeping the books I have now, because I don't want to spend money I don't have to. The classics that I had e-duplicates of have gone to the used bookstore.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            If an eBook has reference materials like maps or a lot of footnotes, I open those up in NookStudy and stay close to my computer for those passages. Passages I like or want to reference later are marked up in NookStudy (because it's easier). Lately, I've been reading eBooks that refer to paper books I own, so I keep those handy as well.

                                                                                                             

                                                                                                            EBooks will be the majority of my reading from here on out, but I foresee some supplementation with paper books, as well. I just don't plan to buy many.