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POLL RESULTS: Reading from an Electronic Display

Here are the results of the latest SF Signal poll.

How much of your book reading is from a computer screen or electronic display?


(119 total votes)

Looking at this data another way: only about 10% of people read half or more of their fiction on an electronic display.

Comments this week:

“There is something satisfying about holding and smelling and turning a page in a book. Good, bad or ugly I like the feel of them.” – Bryan S.

“So this begs a follow up question: How many of those who have read a book on their PC are doing so legally? ;-)” – Trent

“Actual books read on electronic display? None. I do read a lot of online fiction on my home desktop. In fact a greater percentage of my fiction reading in online but they’re not books. Mostly what I read is shorter format works, but I can sit in front of a computer for hours and hours reading a good number of stories. I think that ability to find nearly all the Hugo and Nebula award nominees online and read them is great. There’s no way I could read them all without the internet.” – Kat

“What kind of friggin’ poll question is this?” – Rich

Be sure to vote in this week’s poll on The Most Underrated Space Opera Novel!

About John DeNardo (13013 Articles)
John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.
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