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#519420 - 05/08/09 12:14 AM Reader Survey '09  
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I realized earlier this week that it's been several years since we did our last reader survey, so I think it's time to do a new one. smile

Along with all the poll questions, I have some that didn't fit into the poll format.

1. Rank the following in order of importance from most to least important in your decision to purchase a romance novel:

- price
- author
- cover art
- printing/binding quality

2. What makes a book a 'wallbanger' (so awful you want to throw it at the wall) for you?

3. Are you a reader only or do you write as well? If you write, what are you writing?

4. Who is your favorite romance author? Why? Has your fave author changed in the last five years? Why?

5. Do you work full-time/part-time/other?

6. General comments on the state of the romance industry:



Thanks so much for participating, guys!


Subgenre Most Read
single choice
Category/short contemporary
0%, 0 Votes
Single title/long contemporary
75%, 3 Votes
Historical (what era)
25%, 1 Votes
Futuristic
0%, 0 Votes
Vampire
0%, 0 Votes
Shapeshifter
0%, 0 Votes
Witches/wizards
0%, 0 Votes
Inspirational
0%, 0 Votes
Erotic romances
0%, 0 Votes
Other paranormal (what)
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Books a week
single choice
0 - 2
50%, 2 Votes
3 - 5
25%, 1 Votes
6 - 10
25%, 1 Votes
11+
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Books a month
single choice
0 - 5
50%, 2 Votes
6 - 10
0%, 0 Votes
11 - 15
25%, 1 Votes
16 - 20
0%, 0 Votes
21+
25%, 1 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Books a year
single choice
0 - 10
0%, 0 Votes
11 - 25
25%, 1 Votes
26 - 50
0%, 0 Votes
51 - 100
25%, 1 Votes
101+
50%, 2 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
How do you shop for romance novels?
single choice
By author name
100%, 4 Votes
By review
0%, 0 Votes
By cover blurbs
0%, 0 Votes
Friends' recommendations
0%, 0 Votes
Cover art
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What other types of fiction do you read?
single choice
Mystery/thriller
100%, 3 Votes
Fantasy
0%, 0 Votes
Sci-fi
0%, 0 Votes
Religious
0%, 0 Votes
Women's fiction
0%, 0 Votes
Literary fiction
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 3
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What percentage of your reading do romance novels make up?
single choice
0 - 25
25%, 1 Votes
26 - 50
25%, 1 Votes
51 - 75
25%, 1 Votes
76 - 100
25%, 1 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Why do you read romance novels?
single choice
Entertainment
50%, 2 Votes
Escape
25%, 1 Votes
Happy ending
25%, 1 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Would you be upset if a book marketed as a romance didn't have a happy ending?
single choice
Absolutely
100%, 4 Votes
Maybe (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
No (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
How many romance novels do you currently own?
single choice
0 - 50
0%, 0 Votes
51 - 100
50%, 2 Votes
101 - 250
25%, 1 Votes
251 - 500
0%, 0 Votes
501 - 1000
0%, 0 Votes
1001+
25%, 1 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Have you had difficulty finding new romances to read in the last year?
single choice
Yes
25%, 1 Votes
No
50%, 2 Votes
Sometimes (explain)
25%, 1 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Has your reading crossed into different genres after reading paranormal romances?
single choice
Yes
25%, 1 Votes
No
75%, 3 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What subgenre of romance are you most sick of seeing?
single choice
Vampires
50%, 2 Votes
Demons
0%, 0 Votes
Witches
0%, 0 Votes
Shapeshifters
0%, 0 Votes
Erotic romances/erotica
50%, 2 Votes
Historicals (what era)
0%, 0 Votes
Romantic suspense
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What subgenre of romance would you like to see more of?
single choice
Historical (what era)
50%, 2 Votes
Shapeshifters
0%, 0 Votes
Demons
0%, 0 Votes
Witches
0%, 0 Votes
Time travel
0%, 0 Votes
Straight contemporary
50%, 2 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Where do you do most of your romance shopping?
single choice
Book club
25%, 1 Votes
Online
0%, 0 Votes
Chain bookstore
25%, 1 Votes
Used bookstore/flea market
25%, 1 Votes
Independent bookstore
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
25%, 1 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What most annoys you in your romance novel reading?
single choice
Stupid characters
25%, 1 Votes
Poor editing/printing
0%, 0 Votes
Unoriginal plot devices
0%, 0 Votes
Overbearing heroes
50%, 2 Votes
Too much going on/overshadows romance
25%, 1 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Will you follow a fave author into another genre?
single choice
Yes
50%, 2 Votes
No
0%, 0 Votes
Maybe (explain)
50%, 2 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
How many hours a week do you read?
single choice
0 - 1
0%, 0 Votes
2 - 5
25%, 1 Votes
6 - 10
0%, 0 Votes
11 - 15
0%, 0 Votes
16+
75%, 3 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
If a fave author disappoints you, how many more chances do you give them before giving up?
single choice
1 - 2
100%, 4 Votes
3 - 5
0%, 0 Votes
Other (explain)
0%, 0 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Do you read more/less than last year? Why?
single choice
More
25%, 1 Votes
Less
25%, 1 Votes
Same
50%, 2 Votes
Total Votes: 4
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
#522683 - 05/24/09 06:48 PM Re: Reader Survey '09 [Re: rombookshost]  
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#530167 - 06/18/09 07:06 PM Re: Reader Survey '09 [Re: rombookshost]  
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Just want to give this one a little bump, because in about two weeks, these polls close to any further participation, and I'm hoping we get a lot of readers taking part in this one so we get updated wants and wishes for our romance reading. :-)


#533730 - 07/02/09 02:18 PM Re: Reader Survey '09 [Re: rombookshost]  
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I want to thank those of you who participated in this year's reader survey! I appreciate your time and answers. <g>



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