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Poll: Where do you get your books from?

In this digital world, I often wonder what’s going to happen to books. I mean, I think they’ll ALWAYS be around because of all of us crazy book-obsessed readers. But, the real question that a lot of authors, publishers and bloggers are asking is, how will we get these books?

A recent article from Galley Cat listed the latest author to join the growing  “Kindle Million Club.” The club recognizes authors who have sold over a million e-books on Amazon. The current lists includes blockbuster authors like Michael Connelly, James Patterson, Lee Child and Nora Roberts and Charlaine Harris.

I wanted to conduct a little informal poll to see where you get your books from.

To answer this question, I get the majority of my books from my Kindle! I love reading on this format because of the cost saving, portability and convenience. But if I didn’t have my e-reader, I’d probably buy my books from a bookstore.

How do you think the way we get our books will change in the future? Even more digital? Or a grassroots shift back to physical books?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Recently I’ve won most of my books from blog and publisher giveaways or purchased them at used/antique/thrift stores. I’m rather anti-ebooks and so all of my books are physical copies.

  • Now that I have a kindle I get mine all digitally. It’s amazing to be able to carry tons of books with me where ever I go, because I’m known to finish 1 book per day so I need lots of books at all times!

  • I check out all of my books from the library. It’s free and Orange County’s library will send you books via mail for free, since we all know that it can be hard to find a copy of new releases and really popular books. They also now allow you to check out ebooks for free as well, but I’m not sure exactly how that works.

    The only downfall to digital books is the accessibility through torrents, aka illegal downloads. I don’t have a Kindle or Nook but even if I did, I would still prefer a physical copy. I’ve read a few novels on my laptop and it’s just not quite the same…

  • I didn’t read at all until I bought my kindle. I hate holding books

  • I think more people will read books digitally but I don’t think physical books will ever vanish completely.

  • Oh wow. I’m curious to see the results of this. It is interesting. And more people are getting their books from the library. I should do that, but I love keeping the books I read. So I’m the sucker that spends the money and buys them all. lol.

  • I get most of my books from the library and thought I would be in the minority. We have a really great library system and that gets the newest books really quickly, faster than I can read them :-). I just don’t have the budget to afford my reading habit to the library really saves me!
    Truly Bookish

  • I mostly order books online and sometimes receive ARCs:)

  • I get alot of my books from the library. I will only buy a book once I have read it and I know that I will maybe read it again in the future. The only series I dont do this with is the Sookie Stackhouse books. There is such a wait at the library that I just buy them off line. I really would like to take a test run on a kindle but its not top priority.