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- 337 (17%) claim to use their reader at least once a week
- 575 (29%) say they use their reader every day
- 694 (35%) say they used their reader one time - and don't plan to use it again
I find it rather amazing that more than one out of every three owners of e-book-readers find that, after using their readers only one time, they have no desire to ever use them again.
More than half of this once-and-out group say they simply don't have the time to use an e-reader, so they probably aren't regular readers, and I wonder how they ended up with a relatively expensive device in the first place. Just over 20% say they received the reader as a gift and don't need it. And, finally, 25% say they prefer tree-books to e-books.
Personally, I own a Sony Reader but have not used it for months because of the e-book applications available for the iPad. So far this year, I've read 9 e-books - after reading 17 of them last year. An e-book version of a book is never my first choice. I only read them when publishers insist on sending only electronic review copies, when I want to read a classic not in my personal library, or when I take an e-book out of my county's library system.
How about you guys? Are you as surprised as I am?