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Q: What most influences you when buying a book?

Answer   Percent Total Votes
The book jacket.
35% 591
It's promoted in-store.
7% 120
It's on a bestseller list.
18% 295
Recommended by a friend.
43% 716
Recommended by a media personality.
7% 113
It has good reviews.
48% 802
I like the author.
65% 1088
Total: 1677 votes

Note: Multiple answers allowed for this question.
Percentages may therefore add up over 100%

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