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#519420 - 05/08/09 12:14 AM Reader Survey '09
rombookshost Offline
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Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 978
Loc: U. S.
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
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Category/short contemporary - 0 (0%)
Single title/long contemporary - 3 (75%)
Historical (what era) - 1 (25%)
Futuristic - 0 (0%)
Vampire - 0 (0%)
Shapeshifter - 0 (0%)
Witches/wizards - 0 (0%)
Inspirational - 0 (0%)
Erotic romances - 0 (0%)
Other paranormal (what) - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Books a week
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
0 - 2 - 2 (50%)
3 - 5 - 1 (25%)
6 - 10 - 1 (25%)
11+ - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Books a month
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
0 - 5 - 2 (50%)
6 - 10 - 0 (0%)
11 - 15 - 1 (25%)
16 - 20 - 0 (0%)
21+ - 1 (25%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Books a year
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
0 - 10 - 0 (0%)
11 - 25 - 1 (25%)
26 - 50 - 0 (0%)
51 - 100 - 1 (25%)
101+ - 2 (50%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
How do you shop for romance novels?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
By author name - 4 (100%)
By review - 0 (0%)
By cover blurbs - 0 (0%)
Friends' recommendations - 0 (0%)
Cover art - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What other types of fiction do you read?
Only one choice allowed (3 total votes)
Mystery/thriller - 3 (100%)
Fantasy - 0 (0%)
Sci-fi - 0 (0%)
Religious - 0 (0%)
Women's fiction - 0 (0%)
Literary fiction - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What percentage of your reading do romance novels make up?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
0 - 25 - 1 (25%)
26 - 50 - 1 (25%)
51 - 75 - 1 (25%)
76 - 100 - 1 (25%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Why do you read romance novels?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Entertainment - 2 (50%)
Escape - 1 (25%)
Happy ending - 1 (25%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
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?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Absolutely - 4 (100%)
Maybe (explain) - 0 (0%)
No (explain) - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
How many romance novels do you currently own?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
0 - 50 - 0 (0%)
51 - 100 - 2 (50%)
101 - 250 - 1 (25%)
251 - 500 - 0 (0%)
501 - 1000 - 0 (0%)
1001+ - 1 (25%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Have you had difficulty finding new romances to read in the last year?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Yes - 1 (25%)
No - 2 (50%)
Sometimes (explain) - 1 (25%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Has your reading crossed into different genres after reading paranormal romances?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Yes - 1 (25%)
No - 3 (75%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What subgenre of romance are you most sick of seeing?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Vampires - 2 (50%)
Demons - 0 (0%)
Witches - 0 (0%)
Shapeshifters - 0 (0%)
Erotic romances/erotica - 2 (50%)
Historicals (what era) - 0 (0%)
Romantic suspense - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What subgenre of romance would you like to see more of?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Historical (what era) - 2 (50%)
Shapeshifters - 0 (0%)
Demons - 0 (0%)
Witches - 0 (0%)
Time travel - 0 (0%)
Straight contemporary - 2 (50%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Where do you do most of your romance shopping?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Book club - 1 (25%)
Online - 0 (0%)
Chain bookstore - 1 (25%)
Used bookstore/flea market - 1 (25%)
Independent bookstore - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 1 (25%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
What most annoys you in your romance novel reading?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Stupid characters - 1 (25%)
Poor editing/printing - 0 (0%)
Unoriginal plot devices - 0 (0%)
Overbearing heroes - 2 (50%)
Too much going on/overshadows romance - 1 (25%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Will you follow a fave author into another genre?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
Yes - 2 (50%)
No - 0 (0%)
Maybe (explain) - 2 (50%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
How many hours a week do you read?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
0 - 1 - 0 (0%)
2 - 5 - 1 (25%)
6 - 10 - 0 (0%)
11 - 15 - 0 (0%)
16+ - 3 (75%)
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?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
1 - 2 - 4 (100%)
3 - 5 - 0 (0%)
Other (explain) - 0 (0%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
Do you read more/less than last year? Why?
Only one choice allowed (4 total votes)
More - 1 (25%)
Less - 1 (25%)
Same - 2 (50%)
Voting on this poll ends: 0 seconds ago
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#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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Registered: 04/04/02
Posts: 978
Loc: U. S.
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. :-)

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#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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