Reader survey 2015 – a sneak peek

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


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

FOR MORE ON READING & WRITING HISTORICAL FICTION follow A WRITER OF HISTORY (using the widget on the left sidebar)

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.

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