Books vs eBooks – What Have You Read Most Lately? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Last week we asked you how much you have paid for smartphone apps. The results show that most MakeUseOf readers have spent less than US$25, the with many people preferring to use free apps only.

From 268 total votes, the divide is like this: 31% spent between US$0-25; 28% always get free apps; 14% have spent between US$25-$50 on apps; 8% paid for US$50-$100 worth of apps; 8% don’t have smartphones; 6% spent between US$100-$200; 4% readers have spent over US$200 on apps.

Full results and this week’s poll after the jump.

This week’s poll question is: Books vs eBooks – What Have You Read Most Lately?

We know most readers swear by hard-copy books, but times are changing and many people find their Kindle is just too handy to ignore. Think back over the last six months “” did you read more hard-copy books or more eBooks?

So, what do you think your future reading habits will be? Books or eBooks? Why?

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Comments (16)
  • khalid

    hai, just adding my thoughts, i read ebooks where carrying a hardcopy book isn’t convenient, but my first choice would always be hardcopy books, the smell of the pages, it’s just not the same when you’re reading ebooks.. hahaha…

  • Antriksh Yadav

    Nope. I’m not in India. I moved to Cambodia a few months ago. Amazon shipped me the Wi-Fi+3G version for the original cost plus about $20 for shipping and handling. I don’t have 3G support in my country (I purchased this version to use in other countries as well).

    I got my Kindle in less than five days. And if they shipped to a country like this, they’ll surely ship to India for a similar price. Plus you’ll get free Internet in India (most major cities).

  • Mdarnton

    I’ve been reading a lot on the bus on the way to work, on my Android phone. Almost everything comes from Gutenberg–there are tons of great old books there, free in the wild.

  • Antriksh Yadav

    Reading habits? I will start reading more ebooks. Reason: Coincidentally I am getting my Kindle today!

    • Dr. KaushaL PateL

      Hey Antriksh….R in India? Can u guide me how I can get Kindle in India and how much it will cost including all duties? Thank You.

    • Antriksh Yadav

      Nope. I’m not in India. I moved to Cambodia a few months ago. Amazon shipped me the Wi-Fi+3G version for the original cost plus about $20 for shipping and handling. I don’t have 3G support in my country (I purchased this version to use in other countries as well).

      I got my Kindle in less than five days. And if they shipped to a country like this, they’ll surely ship to India for a similar price. Plus you’ll get free Internet in India (most major cities).

  • curts

    I refuse to buy any ebook with DRM until the day the epublishing industry fields a system that supports right of first sale.

    I prefer not having to worry about batteries or booting a device whenever I happen to find a few spare minutes to read a few pages. I also like reading during taxi and take-off when all electronic devices must be turned off and stowed.

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