Reader survey 2015 – a sneak peek

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Deep in survey numbers at the moment so I thought I would share a few early charts to whet your appetites. The full report will be available soon.

The question below prompted my first survey in 2012.

Why do you read historical fiction? 0 = not important, 5 = most important

2015 why read HF

THOSE WHO READ A LOT OF HISTORICAL FICTION rate the importance of these factors higher than those who read less HF.

537 authors responded to the 2015 survey – I was blown away!

As an author, what time periods do you write about?

2015 author time periods

 

LATER TIME PERIODS FASCINATE AUTHORS – 423 authors write in the periods from the 19th century to today (note: authors could choose more than one option)

Social reading is another topic I’m interested in, so I asked readers for their input.

How frequently do you use social media for reading purposes such as book discovery, book reviews, author interaction, book discussions?

2015 social media use

60% of participants USE SOCIAL MEDIA REGULARLY OR DAILY; 31% use it ALMOST DAILY

Those who took the survey and provided their emails will receive a message informing them of the survey results. In addition, the survey report and subsequent analysis will appear on A Writer of History. Stay tuned!

I am pleased to have others reference information from the survey and only ask that you include my name, M.K. Tod, and blog www.awriterofhistory.com.

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M.K. Tod writes historical fiction and blogs about all aspects of the genre at A Writer of History. Her latest novel, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE is set in WWI France and is available from Amazon, NookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. Her debut novel, UNRAVELLED: Two wars. Two affairs. One marriage. is also available from these retailers.

Mary can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.