Ebook Reader Survey Results<br />February, 2011<br />Number of responses: 35<br /><ul><li>Do you own an ebook reader?
Yes (12)
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Results of a quick, informal eReader survey conducted at the CU-Boulder Libraries' Ebooks Interest Group's Feb. 2011 meeting.

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  1. 1. Ebook Reader Survey Results<br />February, 2011<br />Number of responses: 35<br /><ul><li>Do you own an ebook reader?
  2. 2. Yes (12)
  3. 3. No (21)
  4. 4. Ebook reader software used on another device (2)
  5. 5. If yes, which ebook reader do you own?
  6. 6. Kindle (11)
  7. 7. iPad (1)
  8. 8. If no, are you planning to buy one?
  9. 9. Yes (2)
  10. 10. No (9)
  11. 11. Comment – not until there is a reader that has the flexibility and power of the iPad, the non-proprietary licensing of the Sony reader, and is made by a company that doesn’t lock its software and hardware down the way Apple does.
  12. 12. Maybe/Don’t know yet (9)
  13. 13. What factors were/would be most important in deciding which reader to purchase?
  14. 14. Cost (5)
  15. 15. Market dominance/reputation/size of Amazon.com (5)
  16. 16. Content available for this reader (3)
  17. 17. Ease of purchasing content for this reader (3)
  18. 18. Screen/e-ink (3)
  19. 19. It was a gift (3)
  20. 20. Interoperability/being able to buy multiple types of content from different places (2)
  21. 21. Functionality (2)
  22. 22. Size (2)
  23. 23. Portability (1)
  24. 24. Dedicated device - no distractions (1)
  25. 25. Storage (1)
  26. 26. Organization (1)
  27. 27. Connectivity (1)
  28. 28. Other family members liked theirs (1)
  29. 29. What genres do you enjoy reading on your reader?
  30. 30. Fiction (11)
  31. 31. Non-fiction (6)
  32. 32. Subscription feeds (2)
  33. 33. Are there any genres you have not enjoyed reading on your reader?
  34. 34. Freely available books (poor formatting) (1)
  35. 35. Magazines or content with lots of color (1)
  36. 36. Professional texts (1)
  37. 37. Anything with illustrations, they don’t display well (1)
  38. 38. Reference, where you have to jump around (1)
  39. 39. Complex books where you have to flip back and forth (1)
  40. 40. What are your favorite aspects of your reader?
  41. 41. Portability/many books in one place (9)
  42. 42. Price of content (7)
  43. 43. Fast & Easy to purchase books (5)
  44. 44. Compactness; size & weight (4)
  45. 45. Screen (2)
  46. 46. Highlighting, annotation and note taking (2)
  47. 47. Easier to read than ink on paper (2)
  48. 48. Definition look ups (2)
  49. 49. Multi-functional device (iPad/iPhone) (2)
  50. 50. Confidentiality (1)
  51. 51. Linked content (1)
  52. 52. Downloading from anywhere (1)
  53. 53. Long battery life (1)
  54. 54. Device remembers users’ places in the book (1)
  55. 55. Less difficult than a paper book to damage by spilling on (1)
  56. 56. What are your least favorite aspects of your reader?
  57. 57. Difficult to navigate backward and forward/find things in sections already read (4)
  58. 58. Not backlit for reading in low light (3)
  59. 59. Fear of losing/damaging/having it stolen (3)
  60. 60. Black and white – no color (1)
  61. 61. No direct downloading – having to go through Amazon (1)
  62. 62. Directional buttons take getting used to after using touch screens (1)
  63. 63. Would prefer e-ink to backlit display (iPad) (1)
  64. 64. Overdrive doesn’t have an iPad app so display is pixilated (1)
  65. 65. Screen is small (1)
  66. 66. Doesn’t do a good job with annotation or collection management (1)
  67. 67. Professional content is expensive (1)

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