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Trek Literature "...Good words. That's where ideas begin."

View Poll Results: E-book, Paper books, or a combination
E-Books 42 39.25%
Paper books 34 31.78%
Combination 31 28.97%
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Old March 11 2013, 09:35 PM   #1
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E-Books or Paper Books

I was just curious to see what the ratio of people here who read all e-books, all paper books, or a combination of the two is.
Personally, I'm probably close to 50/50 right now, but I'm working on trying to get through all of the paper books I bought before I got my Nooks. Once I get through all of my paper books I own now, I'm hoping to get probably around 90% e-book, with the occasional paper book I find on sale really cheap.
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Old March 11 2013, 09:38 PM   #2
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all ebooks.
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Old March 11 2013, 09:54 PM   #3
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I like paper books; I only read e-books right now for works that aren't available on paper. It's not that I have anything against e-books per se, I just prefer having the paper book. If Pocket was to stop publishing paper books I'd switch over with no problem.
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Old March 11 2013, 09:54 PM   #4
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I mostly buy ebooks nowadays.

For me, it's mostly about storage space so for any new ones, I'll probably go in that direction. As for which I read, that's about 50% each way as I do re-read older books that I only have in physical form.
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Old March 11 2013, 09:54 PM   #5
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All ebooks.
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Old March 11 2013, 09:56 PM   #6
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100% paper for me
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Old March 11 2013, 10:03 PM   #7
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I have a large collection of physical books which I'm still trying to get through (I estimate I have a 2-3 year backlog based on my typical reading behavior). I have both a Nook and an iPad with e-reader apps. I've downloaded many public domain books to the e-readers, but haven't gotten through them yet.

When people see the stacks of books I own, they say I should just get an e-reader. Of course I tell them I already own one, but that not everything I want to read is available in e-format, and that there are still advantages to owning non-volatile storage media.
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Old March 11 2013, 10:10 PM   #8
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Paper books. Until ereaders drop in price and the ebook prices go down a bit, I plan to stick with paper.
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Old March 11 2013, 10:10 PM   #9
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I like paper books; I only read e-books right now for works that aren't available on paper. It's not that I have anything against e-books per se, I just prefer having the paper book. If Pocket was to stop publishing paper books I'd switch over with no problem.
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Old March 11 2013, 10:16 PM   #10
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paper is all I buy
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Old March 11 2013, 10:18 PM   #11
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I have yet to join the ebook revolution, although I will sometimes grudgingly read and edit manuscripts online. I'm used to working with hard copies, but realize that's a losing battle . . . .
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Old March 11 2013, 10:24 PM   #12
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I picked up an e-reader over Xmas, and have been reading far more with that than I was able to do with paper books.

Having said that, there are certain things that I still want to have in paper form, including Trek books. Those are still all paper.
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Old March 11 2013, 10:43 PM   #13
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E-books here.
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Old March 11 2013, 10:52 PM   #14
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Mostly paper, but if something is coming out exclusively on ebook, then I just download it on my phone.
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Old March 11 2013, 10:56 PM   #15
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I buy all E-books now. Ever since I got my first iPad, I have done this. I intend to keep it up - I won't buy a paper book ever again if I can avoid it. E-books are just too convenient.
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