Thursday, January 26, 2012

YOU TELL ME!

by Deb Werksman
Editorial Manager,
Sourcebooks Casablanca

Instead of hearing myself talk today, I want to hear from YOU! To that end, please see below a short survey of your romance reading habits. Please cut and paste with your answers, either as a post here, or in an email to me directly deb.werksman@sourcebooks.com .

A random selection of 5 responders will win a FREE novel of your choice from Sourcebooks! Be sure to include your email address in your post if you want to be included in the drawing.

Please tell your friends—I want to hear from as many people as possible!

1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?

2) What sub-genres were they?
___ Contemporary
___ Paranormal
___ Romantic Suspense
___ Historical
___ Erotic Romance
___ Other (please specify)

My favorite sub-genre is:

3) How many were were ebooks? ___
How many were print books? ___
Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? ___

4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
___online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
___Other (please specify)

5) How many were by authors you had never read before?

6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

___recommended by friend or family
___saw review online
___saw printed review
___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
___picked up while browsing in the library
___Other (please specify)

7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?

8) Are you an author yourself?
___published
___aspiring
___no

9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
___Hero alone—with abs
___Hero alone, clothed
___Couple
___Heroine alone
___Landscape

10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

Thank you for participating in this survey!

54 comments:

  1. Great survey questions, Deb! I'll go get the word out.

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  2. How many romance novels have I read in the last 3 months?

    No idea. I read every day, but sometimes all I have to spare is an hour.

    Subgenres: Para, Hist, Contemp, and erotic.

    My favorite subgenre is paranormal

    I read both ebooks (on my nook and ipod) and print...but I never buy the same book in both formats.

    I usually download my books online from B&N or ARe or directly from the publisher's website. I buy Kindle books for my ipod. I buy most print books from my used book store.

    New to me authors...almost all of them, but I make a point to try new authors.

    I'll be honest and admit that many new to me author's books were offered for free.

    I almost never recommend a book to others. (Don't know why.) But if it's written by a friend of mine, I'll spread the word.

    I'm published.

    I like couples on covers.

    Comments: I've read some awesome books by my fellow Sourcebooks authors!

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  3. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 2

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    _1__ Romantic Suspense
    ___ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    __1_ Other (please specify) Regency

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Romantic Comedy
    Romantic suspense

    3) How many were were ebooks? _2__
    How many were print books? __0_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _0__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 1

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    _x__saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    2

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    _x__published
    ___aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    __x_Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

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  4. Probably fifteen books in the last 90 days (I'm slowing down), all historical, all print. Two new-to-me authors, both of whom I blog with. I recommend my keepers far and wide on every medium I can get my hands on. I am published.
    As for covers... something in me recoils when all we can think to do to demonstrate a man's heroism is pose him like a stud and reveal his inguinal folds. If centuries of being members of an objectified and disempowered gender (in some cultures) hasn't taught women to be any more respectful of fellow humans than that, something is amiss. I like me a cover where the hero and heroine are relating to each other as people, with tenderness, humor, something besides tiresomely shallow, hackneyed lust.

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  5. Hi Deb! No time to read as of late since I'm finishing up these 'Bad Boys' for you. ;-)

    When I do find time, I read paranormal and historical (Regency and Scottish)and they are ALL paperback. I usually buy them from Amazon.

    I do recommend new and established authors. If it snags me, it snags me. In fact, I recommend a lot of authors on this wonderful blog.

    I am published.

    As far as the book cover, I enjoy the couple on the front in a romantic embrace.

    Great survey!

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  6. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 27

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _x__ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _x__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Regency/Georgian/Victorian

    3) How many were were ebooks? 15
    How many were print books? 17
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? None

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    _x__other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    _x__Other (please specify: library)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? About 10

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    _x__picked up while browsing in the library
    __x_Other (please specify: heard about them on Twitter, online blogs)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 4

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    __x_aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    __x_Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? I prefer book covers that aren't too sexy. I want to be able to leave them around the house (and not hide them from my young kids)and anywhere out in public.

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  7. Fantastic! I posted, tweeted and so forth. Great idea.

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  8. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 6-7

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _x__ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    _x__ Romantic Suspense
    __x_ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:

    3) How many were were ebooks? __2_
    How many were print books? _5__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _0__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    _x_ giveaways/loans


    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    __x_recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other romance writers conference

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    3

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    _x__aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    _x__Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? romances that make me feel what the heroine/hero are feeling are the ones that grab me.

    Janet Pepsin

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  9. great questions! i emailed my answers!

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  10. 1. About 15 books read in the last 90 days were romance.

    2. Sub-genre erotic & paranormal
    Favorite genre paranormal.

    3. 4 ebooks only offered as shook
    11 print
    Never both

    4. Online e
    Print I use my local Indy.

    5. I'm a new author junkie, I tend to seek them out especially the paranormal non historical mass market prints.

    6. Other I use bloggers future releases book list to seek out the books I choose to read.

    7. I recommended 4 to friends.

    8. Reader only, trust me you don't want to write reviews either.

    9. I choose by title not cover.

    10. The other books I read are Urban Fantasy.

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  11. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? I love to read romance and always have a book with me. In the past 3 months I have probably read near to 15 books.

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _X__ Contemporary
    _X__ Paranormal
    _X__ Romantic Suspense
    _X_ Historical
    _X_ Erotic Romance
    _X_ Other (please specify)
    All of the above. I have all of these genres in my tbr. My next read all depends on the mood I am in at the time.

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Right now I seem to be leaning heavily towards Historical, Paranormal and Military Heroes.

    3) How many were ebooks? 1
    How many were print books? 14
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? 0

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    X online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    X bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    X other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    X used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    X Other (please specify) I swap books with a friend.


    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 10

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    X recommended by friend or family
    X saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    X picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    X Other (please specify)From a book swap.

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    I pass on all the books I read to family and friends.

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    X no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    XXX Hero alone—with abs
    XXX Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    I love to read so I always have my eyes out on new books to add to my tbr. If I find an author I really enjoy, I will go back through their backlist to read their other books. If the author has written numerous books, I find it very frustrating when they release old titles under new names and do not clearly indicate it is a re-release. In the past I have repurchased books I have already read because of this. It winds up turning me off to the author.

    rjofus at gmail dot com

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  12. Deb,
    What a wonderful idea for today's post! My survey has been sent by email. Now, I'm on my way to get the word out from my end of the world.

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  13. Deb,
    What a wonderful idea for today's post! My survey has been sent by email. Now, I'm on my way to get the word out from my end of the world.

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  14. I just sent the email with my answers! Thanks!

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  15. Doggone Blogger lost my comment - now I'm starting over!

    Thanks Ash for sending the link along...

    1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 20+ (do I count the books I started but couldn't get through? because then there'd be more.)

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    Contemporary and Romantic Suspense (mostly RS because that's the genre I write in.)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Contemporary with humor

    3) at least 18 e-books and a couple of print books.

    4) Mostly got them from Amazon. I live in the boonies and our bookstores have gone out of business. The print books were gifts.

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? This is a tough question, because while I read a few from authors I already knew, most were new to me authors, but if I really liked them (SEP) then I bought and read more right away. So I'd say maybe 70% new to me. Two or three books were authors I had read before. 25% I started with a new author and then read several more of his/herbooks. a couiple were authors I know personally but hadn't actually read their work yet.

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before?
    My favorites were mostly reccomendations, other than that it's usually cover/cover copy combined with a good price that I go for.

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    four or five

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    published

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    Heroine alone, and I like covers that indicate the heroine is spunky or is in an unusual situation

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

    I mostly made comments as I went along, but what I'd like to see is my favorite authors' books go on sale every so often. I can't justify $10 for an e-book, even when I'm dying to read it. (I've got four kids!) I only buy print books from two or three of my very favorite authors because I'm out of bookcase space.

    Kate@kategeorge.com

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  16. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?
    Around 50.

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    __X_ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    __X_ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Regency set historicals

    3) How many were were ebooks? __4_
    How many were print books? __46 or so_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _2__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    __x_bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    __x_other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    __x_used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    6 or so

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    __X_recommended by friend or family
    __X_saw review online
    __X_saw printed review
    __X_picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    A dozen.

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    _x__aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __X_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    I have only had my Kindle for a month and most of the books I load on it are those I can't read any other way, i.e., novellas or novels only available in e formats. And I've downloaded a number of research books onto it as well.

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  17. 1. 35+ about 3 to 4 books a week.
    2. Contemporary-5
    paranormal-10
    romantic suspense-5
    historical-10
    erotic romance-5
    Fav sub-genre: Tie between historical and paranormal
    3. ebooks-20
    books-15
    4. Ebooks mostly Barnes & Noble
    books-wal-mart or barnes & noble. Do get some books used from Half-Price books and other used bookstores.
    5. 1/2 & 1/2. My fav authors only put out so many books. I have to look for new authors often, because I read so much. I am a very fast reader.
    6. Get recommendations from other blogs or authors blogs. Facebook recommendations. Get some recommendations from bookstore workers. I am also a cover lover. If I see a good cover I will get the book.
    7. A lot of them, probly around 25 books. If it was a good book or author will recommend to others. Especially new authors, got share the love. I also post reviews on goodreads.com.
    8. not an author, only a reader.
    9. Love any type of cover. Gotta love less clothing, that is always a good cover. Love to see couple, and love colorful covers too.
    Comments--I am a big reader and always willing to give new authors a try. Have found some really good ones that way. Love trying new genres. Love to help promote others, especailly if I love their books.
    Chris Bails
    christinebails@yahoo.com

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  18. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 8-10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __X_ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _X__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    __X_ Other (please specify) YA

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    historical, of course

    3) How many were were ebooks? __4_
    How many were print books? __5 or 6_

    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _0__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _X__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _X__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 4-5

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _X__recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    __X_Other (please specify) blogs, facebook, twitter

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all but 1 or 2

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    __X_published
    ___aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    _X__Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? I'm starting to buy more ebooks because I ran out of room for real books.

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  19. Thank you so much. I've emailed you my survey answers.
    Sebrina_Cassity at yahoo dot com

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  20. 1.) 10 – 15 – I have been slowing down on my reading and semi-focusing on writing
    2.) Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Contemporary and Historical (and fantasy)
    Paranormal is my favorite genre, though Romantic Suspense is quickly rising up there.
    3.) How many were ebooks? Actually zero unless you count the freebees I get from Amazon (Not a big fan of ebooks)
    How many were print books? 98% of them. Less drama with print
    4.) Amazon. Really want to go to a used book store. Around here we don’t have a book store anymore since Borders.
    5.) 2 maybe 3
    6.) Recommendation from a friend or family. Some I seen authors promoting, and blogs. Book really has to jump out at me for me to recommend it to a friend. It had to suck me in and spit me out before I would do that.
    7.) Couple
    8.) No… and for now I am just tinkering. But who knows what will come in the future.
    9.) Hero alone with abs and couple
    10.) I can be very selective. There are some key elements that does lock me onto my book purchases. I "never" buy hardback unless it's used. I rather take the price for that one hardback and put it to two, maybe three other book purchases. And I really dislike how when a hardback comes out, the ebook is priced the same as it but once it comes out in paperback the price lowers. That just seems wrong in my book but then my opinion

    Raonaid at gmail.com

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  21. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 3

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __2_ Contemporary
    __1_ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    ___ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Romantic Suspense

    3) How many were were ebooks? _3__
    How many were print books? ___
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? ___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _1__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    __2_Other (please specify): One was a prize , one was an e-galley

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 3

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    _x__saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 2

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _x__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    _x__Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

    melissaseclecticbookshelf at gmail dot com

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  22. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?
    About 30
    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _x__ Contemporary
    _x__ Paranormal
    _x__ Romantic Suspense
    _x__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Paranormal

    3) How many were were ebooks? _2__
    How many were print books? __28_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? __0_

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    __2_online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    __25_bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    __3_other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? Half about

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    _x__picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 10

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _x__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    _x__Hero alone—with abs
    _x__Hero alone, clothed
    _x__Couple
    _x__Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?


    mmbourassa(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  23. 1. 9 romance novels in last 3 months
    2. They were Paranormal, erotic, romantic suspense, historical, sci fi/fantasy and contemporary.
    My favoriet subgenre is Paranormal.
    3. 2 were ebooks and 7 were print
    4. I bought them from normal bookstores and from Amazon.com
    5. 4 were authors I had not read before.
    6. ___recommended by friend or family
    __X_saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    _X__picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    _X__picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7. I recommended 3 of the books to others.
    8. I am strictly a reader
    9. I prefer covers that are not overly explicit or full of bare skin, but usually end up with a hero showing abs, or a couple on the cover...because the story I want to read has the cover that way.
    10. I tend to make my decisions of purchasing on reading an excerpt of the book.

    little lamb lst at yahoo dot com

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  24. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 9

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _x__ Contemporary
    _x__ Paranormal
    _x__ Romantic Suspense
    _x__ Historical
    _x__ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Paranormal

    3) How many were were ebooks? _5__
    How many were print books? _4__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _0__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    _x__other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 3

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)
    ___recommended by friend or family
    _x__saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    _x__picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 4

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _x__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    _x__Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    _x__Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    Lots of things factor into book buying for me, including author (whether they’re new to me or not), price, online reviews and even covers. I also find long excerpts that authors or publishers share online also can pique my interest in a book that will then be considered in my book buying decisions.

    Hope this helps and would love to be entered in the drawing! :)

    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? I never keep tabs but going to guess and say 9 (but it really varies).

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __x_ Contemporary
    __x_ Paranormal
    __x_ Romantic Suspense
    __x_ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:historical mixed with any genre.

    3) How many were were ebooks? _0__
    How many were print books? all___
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? ___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    __x_bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    __x_used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    __x_Other (please specify)
    lent from family/friends, won
    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 6

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    _x__saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    _x__picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x_Other (please specify)won

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 3

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _x__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape
    Really all of the above.

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

    I find it hard to count on numbers as to how much someone is reading (although I guess you have to do it some way). Some people are reading novellas while others maybe be reading long epics. The best I can say is that I read every day of a least an hour and up to 3 or 4 hrs.

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  26. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 60

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _4__ Contemporary
    _20__ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _36__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Historical & Paranormal are equal favorites.

    3) How many were were ebooks? _43__
    How many were print books? _17__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _11__* Some I have had the paperbacks for years and the ebook went on sale for $1.99 to $0.00, or checked out the ebook from the library to reread.

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    ___online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _5__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.) (all on special sale)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    25 Library_Other (please specify)
    _30 Won from Blog giveaways

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    Kaki Warner
    Genevieve Graham
    Gabrielle Zevin
    Jeaniene Frost
    Maya Rodale
    Caroline Linden
    Mia Marlowe
    Eileen Dreyer
    Ashley March
    Geralyn Dawson
    Karen Ramney
    Shana Galen
    Kathryn Shay
    Gena Showalter
    Pamela Clare

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    __X_saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    _X__picked up while browsing in the library
    _X__Other (please specify) Majority: Author Blog recommendations:
    Heroes and Heartbreakers (main for contemporary & paranormal)
    The Lucky Duck Club
    English Epochs 101
    History Undressed
    Goodreads Romantic Historical Fiction group (main for historical)
    Blame it on the Muse

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 10

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _X__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often: 50/50 split
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    _X__Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    _X__Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    In my ideal world if I buy the hardbound the ebook would come with it for free, or if paperback for $1.00 more. Why? Because the nook isn’t going near the tub, and paper books are easier to loan to Luddite friends.

    Thank you for participating in this survey!

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  27. 1) Ah, a few... LOL Let's say 25 to give a number.

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    Contemporary, Romantic Suspense and Historical

    My favorite sub-genre is: straight Contemporaries and Regencies.

    3) How many were were ebooks? 0
    How many were print books? all
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? 0

    4) Amazon, B&N, review copies (such as from you guys!) :)

    5) exact number, I'm not sure, but a couple

    6) some from review copies (such as Catherine Mann - I wasn't a big Romantic Suspense fan before then!), newsletters... not sure every way, I just somehow find out about them.

    7) some of them

    8) nope, and do not want to be

    9) I look at covers and the inside as two separate things... that said, give me a half naked hero any day! ;)

    10) I'm not thinking of anything right now...

    Lois

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  28. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 12

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __x_ Contemporary
    _x__ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _x__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:hard to choose, I like RS and contemporary, and historical westerns

    3) How many were were ebooks? __7_
    How many were print books? __5_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? __0_

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _x__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    _x__other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 3

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    __x_Other (please specify) people I know

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 3

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    __x_published
    ___aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    __x_Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? I wish historical westerns would come back. seems most big houses only want one or two authors. I like the covers to be representative of what's on the inside of the book. If the woman isn't brazen on the pages, don't make her half-dressed on the cover. A good title is as effective but when working with a great cover, it's a combination hard to pass up on.

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  29. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? at least 50 if not more i read everyday sometimes im reading 2 and 3 books at atime

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __x_ Contemporary
    __x_ Paranormal
    _x__ Romantic Suspense
    __x_ Historical
    _x__ Erotic Romance
    __x_ Other (please specify)horror with romantic elements and anything i can get my hands on with those elements

    My favorite sub-genre is: its atoss up between paranormal and romantic suspense

    3) How many were were ebooks? __about half_
    How many were print books? about half
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? har dto say really i get books all the time ebook and print my hous elooks like alibary
    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    __x_online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _x__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    __x_other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    __x_used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?about 20 percent

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    _x__saw review online
    _x__saw printed review
    _x__picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    __x_picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all of them

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    __x_no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    __x_Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    __x_Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? most of the time i will not buy a book witha hero with no head and just abs and a chest half dressed im very mucha cover freak i se ethat first and if teh cover doenst appela unles sits an auto buy i tend to over look it


    mortalsinn@yahoo .com

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  30. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?
    Close to 200
    2) What sub-genres were they?
    X Contemporary
    X Paranormal
    X Romantic Suspense
    X Historical
    X Erotic Romance
    X Other Young Adult

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    tie between Urban Fantasy and Historical Romance

    3) How many were were ebooks? 10
    How many were print books? 190
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    x online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    x _bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    x used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? about half

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    x _recommended by friend or family
    x saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    x picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? most of them

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    x aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    x Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    I like my romance to have character growth, good plots, fairly accurate, and I like a good strong resolution.
    The majority of the books I read I choose from reading blog postings about it or reviews at the on-line sellers. I do not live close to a brick and mortar bookseller.

    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Sophia
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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  31. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 4

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _X__ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    _X__ Romantic Suspense
    __X_ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:historical

    3) How many were were ebooks? _4__
    How many were print books? _0__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? ___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _X__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 2

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _X__recommended by friend or family
    _X__saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 2

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    __X_aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    _1__Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    _2__Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? It's so difficult finding books for my e:reader without recommendations. Amazon's site if full of self-pub. and just weeding through it all is overwhelming. Hope publishers are able to work out a way to better market their authors. :)

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  32. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _x__ Contemporary
    _x__ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _x__ Historical
    _x__ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Time Travel

    3) How many were were ebooks? __8_
    How many were print books? _2__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? __5_

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _x__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    __x_used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    _x__Other (please specify) won one

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? two

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    __x_saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    _x__picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? All

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _x__no -- editor

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    _x__Hero alone, clothed
    _x__Couple
    _x__Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    I tend to buy more ebooks by new to me writers and paperbacks from my favorites, especially if the story is a part of a series. Hardcovers and even trade paperbacks(when not available in ebook) are just too expensive.
    The best way to tempt me into buying though is a eye catching cover--usually less is more(and I don't mean clothes)-- and getting excerpts out there. I love to see a sample before I buy.

    Thanks for asking!
    DragonStar1974 (AT) aol.com

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  33. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 75+

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    Paranormal, Erotic Romance, Cowboys

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Erotic paranormal

    3) How many were were ebooks? 50+
    How many were print books? 20
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? 0

    4) Where did you buy them?
    online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, Smashwords)
    Barnes & Noble
    Walmart
    Library & friend's charity pile
    direct from author/publisher & book review site giveaways

    How many were by authors you had never read before? 50+

    Where did you find out about authors you had never read before?
    book review blog sites
    picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    picked up while browsing in the library
    provided by author/publisher/publicist for honest book review

    How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 95%

    8) Are you an author yourself? no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    Hero alone with abs or more showing
    Hero alone, clothed
    Couple
    Heroine alone (is usually an urban fantasy title, another genre I adore)

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? Although what I've been reading most lately is kindle format, pdf or epub (because this is usually what is provided for reviews), when purchasing myself, I will buy hardcover or paperback unless it is only available in eformat.

    WildAboutBones
    WildAboutBones at gmail dot com

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  34. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? About 30.

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __x_ Contemporary
    __x_ Paranormal
    __x_ Romantic Suspense
    __x_ Historical
    __x_ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Romantic suspense

    3) How many were were ebooks? __2_
    How many were print books? __28_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? __0_

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    __x_online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _x__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    __x_used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 3

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    __x_saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    x___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 2

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    __x_no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    __x_Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    _x__Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    __x_Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? None

    janie1215 AT excite DOT com

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  35. 1. 85

    2. Contemp, historical, suspense, erotic. Probably historical, simply because I tend to read more of those.

    3. e-books - 6, the rest print, do not get same book in both ever.

    4. e-books - online at Amazon. Print books - Target, Walmart, B&N, other local bookstore.

    5. Maybe 10

    6. Suggestions from other authors, saw at bookstore, online reviews.

    7. Most of them.

    8. No

    9. Couple

    10. Nope.

    pennsdog(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  36. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?
    (who counts) --- Probably 25

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    Contemporary and/or Historical

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Probably Family Sagas both Historical and Mordern
    (which would technically be called women's fiction; I guess)

    3) How many were ebooks?
    about half (12 to 15)


    How many were print books?
    About Half (12 to 15)

    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? ___
    None. Though I do download a trail read of most of the print books onto my Kindle.
    I read the first first few few chapters before commencing to hold the book and turn pages.


    Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    Ebooks - online (Amazon)
    Print Books – online (Book Depository – UK site)
    Print Books - Book store
    Print Books - Used book store
    Other (please specify) --- Borrowed from Local Library

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    Many of the ebooks (probably 8 to10)


    Where did you find out about authors you had never read before?
    recommended by friend or I saw review (or something of interest) online

    How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    Probably Half (12 to 15)

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    (No) --- (though dreaming of aspiring)


    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    I never buy a book buy the cover.
    Though a clever landscape with an person's image can draw me to search.

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    I'm always searching for a good or even better read.

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  37. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? -- Oh, you wanted to keep count? Probably better than 10. Hard to tell since some of them were re-reads of ones I really liked.

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    ___ Historical

    My favorite sub-genre is: Historical

    3) How many were were ebooks? How many were print books? -- Probably half and half.
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? -- None.

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    ___online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore) woo-hoo, Powell's!

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? Two or three

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? -- None of your choices really apply. I "like" a couple of cheap/free pages on Facebook that post links for Nook books.

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? -- Not sure.

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often: -- I don't judge a book by it's cover (HA!). No really, I don't necessarily choose because of the cover. I prefer more subdued covers (it's a little awkward, for me, to carry around a book with "heaving bosoms" at a high school).

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  38. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 15 or so.

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    __x_ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    __x_ Romantic Suspense
    __x_ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Historical

    3) How many were were ebooks? _7__
    How many were print books? _6__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _1__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    ___online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    __x_bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 3

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    _x__saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    _x__picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 5

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    _x__aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    _x__Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    _x__Heroine alone
    ___Landscape
    Covers don't draw me much because looking at abs and heaving breasts strikes me as silly.

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? I want to see more well-written stories with interracial couples and heroines older than 25. There are some presses that do interracial stories, but i cannot even get through some, they are so bad.

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  39. 1. 31 books
    2. Historical Romance, PNR, Contemporary and Erotica
    My favorite sub genre is a tie between historical and PNR-just depends on my mood at the moment
    3. 29 were ebooks 2 were print books
    4. Amazon
    5. 18
    6. Online through NetGalley or blogs
    7. 28
    8. no
    9. Couple
    10.

    iqb99@yahoo.com

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  40. 1- 36
    2-historical,contemporary, paranormal and romantic suspense, favorite-historical
    3-3ebooks and 33 print
    4-BN.com,Amazon and used book store
    5-2
    6-online reviews
    7-5
    8-no
    9-couple and landscape

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  41. forgot my email address
    kelly_mann@hotmail.com

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  42. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?

    2

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _x__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Historical

    3) How many were were ebooks? __2_
    How many were print books? __0_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? __0_

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 1

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other (please specify)
    My favorite romance author Grace Burrowes referred it to me on Facebook.
    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    0
    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _x__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    __x_Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    No additional comments.

    My e-mail address is scarletgil@comcast.net

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  43. Sorry I forgot my email address too - catslady5(at)aol.com

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  44. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months?

    Six. I'm trying to change that. ;-)

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    _X__ Contemporary
    ___ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    _X__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: Historical Romance & Urban Fantasy

    3) How many were were ebooks? _6__
    How many were print books? _0__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _0__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _X__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.) [Books on Board to be exact; I own a Sony]
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 3

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _X__Other Browsing Amazon.com by publisher

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 0. I'm such an off-beat reader, I wouldn't know what other people would like.

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    _X__unpublished
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    _X__Couple
    _X__Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

    I'll usually give a second look at any book with an unusual setting (historicals), or a really fresh conflict (contemporaries). I tend to plan my purchases months in advance, so I like publishers whose websites clearly delineate their new and upcoming releases, and provide them with covers, summaries, and excerpts.

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  45. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? 38

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    6 Contemporary
    9 Paranormal
    4 Romantic Suspense
    4 Historical
    3 Erotic Romance
    3 Urban Fantasy
    9 m/m romance


    My favorite sub-genre is: contemporary (which includes m/m)

    3) How many were were ebooks? 21
    How many were print books? 4
    audiobooks were 13
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _X__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    _X Audible
    X review copies from NetGalley etc.

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? 6

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    X saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 21

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    _X__no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    I don't usually pick up books because of covers. I like all sorts of covers but they very rarely induce me to buy.


    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    n/a

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  46. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months --> 30 books

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary --> 5 books
    ___ Paranormal ---> 10 books
    ___ Romantic Suspense ---> 2 books
    ___ Historical ---> 13 books
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:

    3) How many were were ebooks?
    How many were print books?
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? 30 print books

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    ___online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.) yes
    ___Other : lend from my friend and bookdepositor

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before? so many ;(

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply) ---> all below list

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    ___Other (please specify)

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? 20 books

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    ___published
    ___aspiring
    ___no - reader only

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    ___Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    all is okay ;)

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?
    i hope i can read much book from author of Sourcebooks and hope one day can be publish in my country

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  47. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? - 10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    _2__ Paranormal
    _5__ Romantic Suspense
    _3__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Historical. Darcy/Elizabeth

    3) How many were were ebooks? __all_
    How many were print books? _none__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    four
    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other (please specify) twitter

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    _x__published - self pub'd two detective novels based in bermuda
    _x__aspiring - just emailed sourcebooks submission tonight.... Just completed male POV, Darcy prid and prej fan fiction. See @twdarcy for Darcy blog...thanks..
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? love my kindle.... :))) thank you.

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  48. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? - 10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    _2__ Paranormal
    _5__ Romantic Suspense
    _3__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Historical. Darcy/Elizabeth

    3) How many were were ebooks? __all_
    How many were print books? _none__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    four
    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other (please specify) twitter

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    _x__published - self pub'd two detective novels based in bermuda
    _x__aspiring - just emailed sourcebooks submission tonight.... Just completed male POV, Darcy prid and prej fan fiction. See @twdarcy for Darcy blog...thanks..
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? love my kindle.... :))) thank you.

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  49. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? - 10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    _2__ Paranormal
    _5__ Romantic Suspense
    _3__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Historical. Darcy/Elizabeth

    3) How many were were ebooks? __all_
    How many were print books? _none__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    four
    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other (please specify) twitter

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    _x__published - self pub'd two detective novels based in bermuda
    _x__aspiring - just emailed sourcebooks submission tonight.... Just completed male POV, Darcy prid and prej fan fiction. See @twdarcy for Darcy blog...thanks..
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? love my kindle.... :))) thank you.

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  50. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? - 10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    _2__ Paranormal
    _5__ Romantic Suspense
    _3__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Historical. Darcy/Elizabeth

    3) How many were were ebooks? __all_
    How many were print books? _none__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    four
    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other (please specify) twitter

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    _x__published - self pub'd two detective novels based in bermuda
    _x__aspiring - just emailed sourcebooks submission tonight.... Just completed male POV, Darcy prid and prej fan fiction. See @twdarcy for Darcy blog...thanks..
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? love my kindle.... :))) thank you.

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  51. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? - 10

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    _2__ Paranormal
    _5__ Romantic Suspense
    _3__ Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is:
    Historical. Darcy/Elizabeth

    3) How many were were ebooks? __all_
    How many were print books? _none__
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? none___

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    _x__online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    ___bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    ___used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    ___Other (please specify)

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?
    four
    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    ___recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    ___picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    ___picked up while browsing in the library
    _x__Other (please specify) twitter

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people? all

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    _x__published - self pub'd two detective novels based in bermuda
    _x__aspiring - just emailed sourcebooks submission tonight.... Just completed male POV, Darcy prid and prej fan fiction. See @twdarcy for Darcy blog...thanks..
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying? love my kindle.... :))) thank you.

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  52. 1) 2 books

    2) Historical and Contemporary
    My favorite sub-genre is historical

    3) 0 ebooks
    2 print books

    4) bookstore

    5) 2

    6) review online

    7) 2

    8) not an author

    9) couple, heroine alone, landscape

    10) Comments: I don't agree that historical romance covers reveal hero's abs and heroine's scandalously-clad dress because I will be stereotyped by my friends who know what I read. I prefer landscape on the covers as it doesn't reveal too much.

    evangelineace2020(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  53. 1) How many romance novels have you read in the last 3 months? At least 25

    2) What sub-genres were they?
    ___ Contemporary
    __x_ Paranormal
    ___ Romantic Suspense
    ___x Historical
    ___ Erotic Romance
    ___ Other (please specify)

    My favorite sub-genre is: tie between historical and paranormal

    3) How many were were ebooks? __11_
    How many were print books? __14_
    Of how many did you get BOTH the ebook and the print book? _2__

    4) Where did you buy them? (check all that apply)
    __x_online (Amazon, BN.com, ARe, etc.)
    _x__bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Books a Million, etc.)
    ___other retailer (Target, Walmart, etc.)
    _x__used (used bookstore, tag sale, library sale, etc.)
    __x_Other (please specify) Contest prizes.

    5) How many were by authors you had never read before?

    6) Where did you find out about authors you had never read before? (check all that apply)

    _x__recommended by friend or family
    ___saw review online
    ___saw printed review
    __x_picked up while browsing in a bookstore
    _x__picked up while browsing in the library
    __x_Other (please specify) Won in contest

    7) How many of the romances you read in the last 3 months did you then recommend to other people?
    At least half

    8) Are you an author yourself?
    x___published
    ___aspiring
    ___no

    9) On romance covers, which do you pick up most often:
    ___Hero alone—with abs
    ___Hero alone, clothed
    __x_Couple
    ___Heroine alone
    ___Landscape

    10) Any comments or other things you’d like to share about your reading and/or book buying?

    I prefer the models on the cover to match the descriptions of the characters

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  54. i just sent you an email with my responses. I'd love to see the results!

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