Do you read physical or digital? Those who buy physical, how much do you spend on books? New or used? Those who download digital, do you find you read more or less as a result? Are you ever less inclined to finish books?
>>7320285 I always buy physical, it costs a shit ton for me, especially if I want to get books from Amazon or eBay and have to pay for shipping to Australia (and the shipping more often than not costs more than the damn book). But in the end it's worth it because I like to get hardback books and they look really nice.
Pic related. Cost about $80 but better than reading from my phone.
>>7320331 Hello fellow Australian anon. Those are some lovely looking copies. Have you tried www.bookdepository.com when buying online? They are from the UK, but books normally arrive within 7 or so days from my experience, but they're usually a little bit cheaper than locally, as well as Amazon, and their prices fluctuate a little every now and then so there's a chance you might even be able to get them cheaper. >>7320285 I also pretty much only buy physical. It's not cheap, but yes, I am definitely more inclined to finish something I start physically.
>>7320349 Interesting, I haven't used that site before. If it's cheaper than buying locally and from Amazon, 7 or so days isn't that bad either, then that's pretty good. Thanks for letting me know about it anon.
>>7320285 You're best off using https://booko.com.au/ It's a book price comparison site, with shipping to Australia, all in Australian dollars. You could've gotten those exact editions in hardcover for $55: http://www.kennys.ie/the-complete-fiction-of-hp-lovecraft-knickerbocker-classics.html?refer_id=1 http://www.bookware.com.au/cgi-bin/bookware/9780141199603
>>7320285 I used to buy 2-4 books a month. New, but mostly paperback, so it was relatively cheap. A few years ago I got a Kindle, and I stopped buying physical books entirely. Ever since I got a Kindle I read a lot more books annually since it's much easier, faster, and more convenient to acquire them, and I get to read books I downloaded on a whim which I probably wouldn't have bought if I needed to spend 5-10 bucks on it.
Since I'm not an idiot, I don't buy e-books, I just download them for free, so I saved quite a lot of money over these past few years, even taking into account the initial cost of buying a Kindle. I doubt I'll ever buy a physical book in my life ever again. I honestly can't imagine going back to physical books anymore. Only physical books I read these days are those I get as gifts.
>Are you ever less inclined to finish books? I haven't noticed any difference in this regard, but I very, very rarely ever drop a book. Usually if I start reading it, I finish it. That hasn't changed.
Kindle paperwhite masterrace. currently $90 on amazon. Got it a few days ago and have downloaded about 450 books by my fav authors off of pirate bay and then converted them to mobi with calibre. Feels good man.
All physical, excluding stuff like looking up short stories on the internet. Most of my books are either $1 at local stores or ~$5 on places like Better World Books. I splurge sometimes - spent $500 at mcsweeneys yesterday for what will be a massive box of stuff.
I make very little money but the price doesn't concern me. $1-5 and anything more as a treat really isn't too big of a cost of entry for a whole book. I can't enjoy digital.
For me it depends on the book. Most of the time I read digital. Sometimes I finish it but sometimes I may get something I know I will enjoy in physical or a book I particularly enjoyed and will likely reread in the future. But if I do buy a physical copy on a whim I am more inclined to see it to the end obviously.
I read both. All that matters to me is text, I don't give a shit how my information is obtained, and anyone who bitches about e-readers is a fucking retard and cares less about books and more about looking cool.
I can understand not wanting to read on an LCD backlit screen, but e-ink looks almost exactly like a book and it's just as easy on the eyes. It's also easy to just download a book in a few seconds rather than placing a hold, waiting 2 months, driving to my library, and picking up some grimy book that someone decided to sneeze in and use to wipe his boogers while he was sick.
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