How many shops did you buy ebooks from in 2019?
#1  pdurrant 02-09-2020, 04:27 AM
Now that my poll on how many shops you've bought ebooks from has closed, I thought it would be interesting to run another, asking about recent purchases. For simplicity, let's look at books you bought in 2019. And I do mean bought - free ebooks don't count.

So - from how many different ebook stores did you buy ebooks in 2019?

#2  pdurrant 02-09-2020, 04:37 AM
I bought from six different stores:

Amazon (115)
Baen (13)
Google (1)
Humble Bundle (15 - one bundle)
Phoenix Pick (21)
Weightless Books (1)

More than I expected!

#3  pwalker8 02-09-2020, 05:22 AM
Four -
Mostly Amazon

I bought from Apple and B&N mostly to explore the stores. Apple had a several of book bundles that I liked and I bought a monthly bundle or two from Baen, plus one or two ARC's. I bought one book from B&N which taught me that I wouldn't be buying any more books from B&N. It was an older book that wasn't on Amazon any more. I suspect it's one of those situation where the contract expired and B&N simply never bothered to remove it.

#4  svenlind 02-09-2020, 06:57 AM
Most from Amazon US
A few from Kobo
Quite a few from This is a Danish bookstore, the Danish books are watermarked epubs, they also have many books in English, they are ADE protected

#5  JSWolf 02-09-2020, 07:01 AM
In 2019, I got most of the books i read from the library. I'll have to figure out how many I did buy.

#6  Quoth 02-09-2020, 07:30 AM
Smashwords and Amazon.
But I still buy on paper more often, though I read more eBooks than paper. I just found another big bunch I want to read on Gutenberg today and one ancient one as scanned PDF only on the wayback machine. May need to read it on a tablet.

#7  meeera 02-09-2020, 07:36 AM
I guessed eight, but it depends how you count ebooks from different authors' Patreons, SF magazines from different sources, that sort of thing.

#8  Apache 02-09-2020, 07:57 AM
Baen, Amazon and some Kobo mostly.

#9  shanghaichica 02-09-2020, 08:13 AM
Mostly amazon and a few from iBooks

#10  Sirtel 02-09-2020, 11:18 AM
8 - Amazon, Angry Robot, Google, Kobo, Smashwords and three Estonian shops.

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