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Posted: June 11, 2014 01:22:58 PM
Last updated: June 11, 2014 03:34:00 PM
Tags: amazon, hamilton, literacy
A rainy day like today is a great time to catch up with a good book, but Amazon says not too many people in Hamilton are planning on doing any reading.
Phil Perkins joins us with more.
I have noticed this at the library myself. More people seem to be taking out and returning videos than books.
I love reading crime books
compared to what other cities?
I buy lots of books but never from Amazon.ca so I don’t count in their survey. Probably a lot of people are in the same boat.
There are lots of sources for getting books.
I don’t know how this survey can be accurate.
I read all the time, both book and e-books. I get a lot of mine from kobo and the library. I don’t think that this survey from Amazon.ca is correct at all. The number of people visiting our local libraries says much differently!
Yeah right…I read all the time
My family and I make regular use of the HPL. We can choose books online and have them delivered to our local branch. Who needs to buy from Amazon?
Hamilton reads, we just rather have a book in our hands than a digital book.
I purchase my share of books but not through Amazon. So this survey calling Hamilton-least-read-city is not a fair statement.
Libraries….do they still exist?
I agree with Lisa
I doubt this study can be very accurate.
Well they haven’t included me in their survey. At the moment I have a bag of 21 books that I have read, a bag of 12 I will be reading and 1 I’m almost finished. Not all readers buy on line.
If I want a book I go to the book store
Most people in Hamilton can’t read…..
I just read “pirated” ebooks. I’m awful.
The survey does not include non Amazon sources including libraries.
i agree with Lisa’s point
This is quite an unfair account… Just because there are few Hamiltonians who don’t purchase books via Amazon does not mean Hamiltonians are not readers… We have many outlets to obtain literature… I enjoy a multitdude of ways to read but I have never done so through Amazon… and now I never will… sorry Amazon due to your inaccurate presumption you have lost a customer.
This survey doesn’t take into account people who read books only e-readers. Very inaccurate and whoever did the survey shouldn’t be in that line of work.
Love reading! I’m not sure how accurate this survey is. Not everyone gets their books from amazon. I read a lot and most of the books I read come from the public library.
I read a least 4 books a month. I prefer it to TV.
That is only their opinion…
i like reading docs
I’d take a real book over an e-book any day
There is nothing like the feel of turning the page of a good book. I have an e-reader but I still love a real book.
Reading is a part of everyday life, everywhere you look there are signs, ads, watching tv also there is reading to. I say Amazon needs to reread there stats.
I take out at least 10 e-books a week from the Hamilton Public Library off the internet, I don’t have to leave my home to go to the library to get them. I purchase e-books from Indigo/Chapters, who send you to Kobo for your e–books, I don’t buy from amazon, therefore, this story is moot.I know lots of people who are avid readers, and many own e-reader and they are all from Hamilton! Just a little free advertising for Amazon.
I guess Amazon doesn’t like the fact we use the Library.
Pfft. Only 20 cities on the list in the first place, and all based on Amazon’s sales. Complete bologna.
Correction…we buy the least books from them…doesn’t mean we are not well read!
who does these satistics ??
this doesn’t sound right
I know a lot of people whom ready books and most of them get there books from the library.
Very few do I know that order online
I read all the time, but don’t use Amazon. I like to support the library.
I buy my books from a buy & sell shop
“Who’s buying the most books at Amazon..” Indeed. I now buy all my books from Chapters/Indigo for my Kobo eReader and the Kobo app on my smart-phone/tablet (like the lady interviewed) so if that’s how they’re measuring, then they’re missing a lot of Kobo users!
(I used to buy from Amazon all the time (hard copy books) but their shipping provider has horrible service and I had to stop shopping there!)
u go amma now !!!!!
My last book purchase from Amazon.ca (which was cheaper than and came out before the stores) purchase was at Christmas.
I have no issue being the least read it means were getting off our rears and actually going to the library hooray for us
I love my kobo and could not live without it. I take great offence to anyone who says that we don’t read in Hamilton. I have at least 100 novels in my back room and over 400 on my kobo. Most of my books of reread many times.
sounds like an inaccurate generalization to me.
I have never bought a book online so I discount the survey
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