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How many different shops have you bought ebooks from?
#1  pdurrant 01-03-2020, 03:50 PM
I just looked at my calibre database, and saw that under my custom 'shops' column, I have 56 different shops listed!

The vast majority of my books have come from just three - Fictionwise, Amazon and Baen. But I was surprised as the number of different places I've bought from over the years. Most are now defunct. (e.g. Books on Board, CyberRead)

How many shops have you bought ebooks from?
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#2  Sirtel 01-03-2020, 03:55 PM
54. Most of those are one-time purchases from a small publisher. A bit more are from Angry Robot, Baen, a couple of Estonian shops and the defunct shops (AllRomance, BooksOnBoard, Diesel, EbookMall). Some are from Gutenberg. The majority of my purchases are from Amazon, Google, Kobo and Smashwords.
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#3  Uncle Robin 01-03-2020, 03:59 PM
Three that I can be recall the identity of - Amazon, Kobo and Smashwords. I have a recollection of buying one as a one-off from some site I can no longer recall, that still leaves me in the 3-5 range.
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#4  DiapDealer 01-03-2020, 04:23 PM
Probably 20 or so counting sales from publisher webstores.
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#5  ilovejedd 01-03-2020, 04:24 PM
I just voted 3-5 immediately (BooksOnBoard, Fictionwise, Nook, Amazon, Kobo).

Looking at the posts though, that reminded me that I've bought the odd book or two from a couple different places:
I also found a PDB ebook that I didn't purchase from Fictionwise (my Fictionwise ebooks seemed to have all migrated to B&N). Not sure where I got that from. I think it was from eReader but not really sure.
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#6  theducks 01-03-2020, 04:37 PM
5, but 3 of them are out of business .
I have accounts at 3 other places, but never bought any books from them
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#7  Apparition B5 01-03-2020, 04:43 PM
Four. Amazon Kindle, Delphi Classics, Google Play Books, and Kobo.
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#8  Lparsons21 01-03-2020, 05:04 PM
Five for me, Amazon, B&N, Baen, Google Play, Apple


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#9  sun surfer 01-03-2020, 05:27 PM
I chose 3-5. I might've forgot some one-off purchases at some smaller or publisher sites, but I think I've only ever bought ebooks from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Apple, Kobo and Google Play. Did Sony have its own ebook store? If so then that makes six at least for me.
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#10  4691mls 01-03-2020, 05:32 PM
Sony, Kobo, Google Play, Books-a-Million
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