My polls show Kindle is still king!

Last week, I asked you to vote in my e-Reader polls. I’ve now compared those results to the polls I took last November. This time, about 28% more votes were counted, so I’ll compare the results in percentages.

In November, only 38% of you said you owned an e-Reader. That’s grown to 76% … exactly double in less than a year. Evidently, these gadgets are catching on. 🙂 Of particular interest to me is that the percentage of voters who said they NEVER

Last week, I asked you to vote in my e-Reader polls. I’ve now compared those results to the polls I took last November. This time, about 28% more votes were counted, so I’ll compare the results in percentages.

In November, only 38% of you said you owned an e-Reader. That’s grown to 76% … exactly double in less than a year. Evidently, these gadgets are catching on. 🙂 Of particular interest to me is that the percentage of voters who said they NEVER want to own one has dropped from 28% to 5% in that time. Is this just peer pressure or have more people decided that e-Readers are not the devil in disguise?

The percentage of you who read e-Books on your smartphones had more than doubled—from 21% to 45%. And of course, many of us have an e-Reader, plus use an app on our smartphones for making good use of a few minutes waiting in line or traffic.

Here’s how the two polls compare on which e-Readers we own:

e_Reader November 2010 July 2011
Kindle 41% 64%
Nook 3% 14%
iPad 2% 17%
Sony 1% 5%
Kobo 0% 0%
     

Interesting that both times not one person who visits my blog owns a Kobo. Poor Border’s. Obviously, Kindle is still far in the lead, but iPad, Nook and Sony have risen in popularity.

I love the convenience of e-Books, but I don’t think print books will disappear for some time. What do you think?

29 thoughts on “My polls show Kindle is still king!

  1. Though I see advantages of having an e-reader, they’re really not my cup of tea. I prefer the “old-fashioned” book. After awhile, my eyes grow tired of reading on a monitor and LCD display. At times, electronic text has a funky affect on my vision where my distant vision becomes blurred.

    The Fahrenheit 451 scenario you referred in a reply to a previous comment has crossed my mind on several occasions. Even a writer at ZDNET noted the same concern – what would happen if someone decided to delete (or re-write) all the e-book titles? Who would object, who would protest? In a round-about way, it was a subject broached in an episode in the original Star Trek series.

    Hopefully, the selections at Borders will be plentiful and varied at their liquidation sale.

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    1. The thing about my Kindle, fivecats, is that it’s not like reading on a monitor at all. It’s no more strain on my eyes than reading on paper. There’s no backlight like on your computer screen. I think the Nook is the same, but I don’t think the iPad is. If you know someone with a Kindle or Nook, try it out.

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