In March 2012, the first comprehensive survey of historical fiction reached more than 800 participants. The resulting survey data offered interesting perspectives on favourite authors, time periods and story types, the reading habits of men and women, and the growing influence of social media on reading. Below are links to some survey highlights.
- From the World of Historical Fiction – Readers Share Their Perspectives offers a pdf summary of results
- Historical Fiction Would Be Better If … considers aspects that distract from readers’ enjoyment of historical fiction
- Historical Fiction Survey – where readers find recommendations includes a breakdown of preferred sources by category
- Connecting Readers and Writers further analyzes sources of recommendations
- Top Historical Fiction Authors – 2012 Survey Results lists 40 favourite authors
- Historical Fiction Survey – She Says, He Says highlights differences between female and male readers
More information about the survey can be found by searching categories such as Historical Fiction Survey, Connecting Readers & Writers, Top Historical Fiction Authors and Top Historical Fiction Sites.
Information on the 2013 survey can be found here.