I ended up focusing on those survey-takers who either had an eBook Reader or planned on purchasing one, and how they felt regarding the purchase of Real Books after they had their eReader. I got some fancy shmancy little charts from it:
*insert twenty minutes of me trying to figure out how to save a column chart as a picture*
*insert me still being rather loopy from being sick*
*insert me forgetting what I was doing in the first place*
Well, I guess we must be appeased with just the facts then:
|Other Publishing Professional||0|
Don't Own; Plan on Purchasing
|Don't Own; Do Not Plan On Purchasing||Total|
|Purchase Plans||Still Purchase Hardcopies|
|Will Purchase eReader||14|
|Have Purchased eReader||4|
Still Purchase Hardcopies of eBooks
|Only Purchase Books not on eReader||Total|
Hopefully that transferred over well. Why can I transfer data from Excel but not charts? Eh, I'm too loopy to care right now.
But anyway, the results ended up being (albeit small results, and if one wanted a more certain answer, one would have to survey a LOT more people) that even with eReaders people would still buy Real Books. That, along with the number of people who are really, REALLY opposed to eReaders and eBooks, means that Real Books aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Again, more certain results would need to be obtained to make definite statements, but again, I'm loopy. Weeeeooooweeeee.
One an unrelated and somewhat disgusting note: I'm rereading Wintergirls. All I could think about during my lovely bout of vomiting this morning was Lia and how "pink" her insides felt. Which just made me even more nauseous. But damn that book is awesome.