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With the popularity of ebooks increasing (at least I'm seeing them more and more in reviews and Mailbox Monday posts), especially with easy-to-use eReaders like the Sony ebook reader, the Kindle, etc, it made me think about whether a reader would include ebook versions of books in their shelves on Library Thing.
I did a search of tags and found that the tag "ebook" (including: ebook, !ebook, Digital Book, E Book, e-book, e-books, ebooks) was used used 118,241 times by 1,557 users. This means that at least a few people are using the site to document their ebooks as well as their physical books. I also thought it was interesting that 6 out of the 20 books shown to have these tags were written by David Weber.
Questions: Do you read ebooks? Have you used Library Thing to record ebooks in your book shelves? Whether you do or don't currently read ebooks, if you read one, will you be including it in your book shelves, and will you tag it as an ebook?
My Answer: I have and do periodically read ebooks, although I find real books easier and quicker to read for review purposes. Until today, I had never even considered including an ebook in my shelves, although I guess it should be fair-game, as it is simply another format of the same book, like a standard paperback or hardback. So. . . no ebooks currently in my LT book shelves, although I guess I will consider adding them in the future. I will certainly include the term ebook in my tags when appropriate.
Looking forward to reading everyone's answers!!
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