I may have bought my Kindle quite impulsively just over two years ago after much to and fro about whether an e-reader was right for me.
At the time I also justified that the cost of getting one would be offset, book by book, because Kindle books are cheaper (even sometimes half the price, especially here in South Africa) than physical books.
Well, Amazon makes the buying process so easy and slick
I get the emails that say they recommend I have a look at these 5 books and lo and behold, those 5 books are actually books I’d read (the clever marketing people are doing their jobs very well) so off I click and another one or two are “wirelessly delivered to my device” 🙂
And then I read a few blogs and people talk about the books they’ve been reading so click, click and I’m on Amazon. With just one click, another couple are delivered to my device.
So as you can imagine, for the first couple of months (probably for the first year if I’m to be 100% honest) I bought about 8 – 10 books a MONTH. Much more than I’d normally buy if I were paying for physical books.
Simply because the process is so easy.
Of late, I’ve forced myself to first get the sample and then see if it’s any good before buying and that has worked a treat. To give you an idea, I’ve “only” bought 22 Kindle books this year.
I also love giving Kindle books as gifts. And I’ve found it very useful to quickly buy missing books in a series if I’m impatient to start reading.
Some stats on my Kindle behaviour…
- 115 bought (plus gifts which I see don’t appear in the manage your account list)
- 83 read (I know this because I have a folder)
But over to you!