Congratulations to Shawn A who won the Hitchcock classic movies DVD. Shawn, your email inbox is full. Please contact me within a week so I don’t have to select another winner!
Also, I have the results to the latest poll I conducted. The question was: What attracts you to a book? Here’s how the results broke down:
All of the above ~ 61%
Back cover book description ~ 17%Cover ~ 11%
Author ~ 6%
Title ~ 2%
Thanks for your continued participation in these. I find the results so interesting. I’ve always been a book description fan myself. It’s good to know that others flip the book over and go there first, too!
Earlier this year’s, I blogged about the most common dream themes and what they’re thought to mean. I just took a poll with my newsletter giveaway contest to see how these themes stacked up. Out of 185 participants, here are the results:
Being chased – 30% [Avoidance, need to face a problem, drive or ambition (for chaser)]
Falling – 23% [Red flag for major problems at work or relationships]
Showing up late – 15% [Being overwhelmed, doing too much]
Flying – 9% [Out of control situation, sign to let go, new perspective, freedom]
Cheating – 5% [Lack of trust in romantic relationship, compromised beliefs or integrity]
Death – 5% [A wish to terminate a job or a relationship, a wish to start something new]
Test-taking – 4% [Work stress, being scrutinized, anxiety]
Teeth – 4% [Vanity, powerlessness, deception]
Snakes – 3% Fear of the unknown, hidden threats, sexual temptation, transformation]
Showing up to work/school naked – 2% [Vulnerability, anxiety, fear of being exposed]
Fascinating stuff there!
Also, congratulations to BethAnn for winning the Dreamer Light-Show Projector.
Congratulations to Micielle, who was the winner of my Dreaming Bear Outdoor Decoration. Micielle has been a newsletter recipient since October 2014. This giveaway was to celebrate the kickoff of my Dream Weaver series.
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The survey results this time were what I expected. The question was, “What time of year do you read most?”
About the same year-round – 78%Winter – 11%
Summer – 7%
Fall – 3%
Spring – 1%
There are some voracious readers out there! Gotta love that!
Congratulations to Jackie and Andra for winning print copies of Dream Man in my newsletter blast giveaway.
As always, the survey results were quite interesting. The question was about readers’ feelings about who produces the books they read. It’s really telling of the times. Below you can see how the answers rated:
Q: What are your thoughts on independently published books versus those produced by publishing houses?
A1: I don’t care – 49%
A2: I can’t tell the difference – 40%
A3: I prefer publishing house books – 5%
A3: I prefer self-pubbed books – 5% (in a tie)
A5: What are you talking about? – 2%
As a hybrid author who writes with a publishing house and produces her own books on the side, I LOVE those answers. Everybody just needs to make sure to up their game.
What do you think of the results? Are they what you expected or are there some surprises in there?