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Fall 2017 Newsletter Contest Winner & Survey Results

Susan W. won the Halloween gift bag prize for newsletter subscribers.  Congratulations, Susan!

The results are also in for the survey, and your answer was resounding.  The question was:

Do you like holiday-themed romance stories?

Yes   83%
No     3%
Depends on if they’re any good    14%

So we like them, but they’d better be good!  Thanks for participating.

Contest Winner and Poll Results

Congratulations to Raeline, who won the Dreamer Starlight Clock giveaway from my winter newsletter contest.  Want to have a chance to win next time?  Join my newsletter group.

Thanks for voting on what cover you liked best for my upcoming release, High School Reunion. The majority of you liked Cover B!

Finally, here’s how you responded to the poll question:  What do you think of free reads?

I only download free books.   5%
They’re a nice way to keep up with a series between larger books.  9%
If they’re free, they must not be any good.  0%
They’re a nice way to try out a new author.   86%

@TRRtweet Contest and Poll Results

CourtingInnocence_webI’m participating in the Year End Splash Party over on The Romance Reviews.  Congratulations to Bea and Donna who both won copies of my ebook, Courting Innocence.

I also have the results to my non-scientific poll.

Question:  Where do you usually learn about new-to-you writers?

Answers:
Amazon recommendations or best seller lists    4%
Friends and Family    15%
Goodreads    8%
Other    27%
Reviewer Blogs    27%
The Romance Reviews    19%

Interesting results.  It just begs one more question.  What is other?

Contest Winner + Survey Results

Congratulations to Missy who won the contest for newsletter subscribers.  She won the Halloween kitchen towels and a signed copy of Dream Walker.  Thanks to everyone who entered.

I also have the survey results.  We have some voracious readers out there!

Question:  How many books do you read a month?

Who has time to read?    No votes
1       3%
2 or 3     27%
4 or 5     30%
5 to 10     13%
More than 10     27%

Newsletter Giveaway Winner & Poll Results

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!

Contest Winner + Survey Results

Lindsey A was the winner of the newsletter giveaway.  Congrats, Lindsey! I hope you enjoy the Dream Weaver stocking.

Also, here’s what everybody is reading right now:

Paranormal Romance   22%
Romantic Suspense   19%
Other   19%Historical Romance   15%
Contemporary Romance   12%
Erotic Romance   6%
Nonfiction   3%
Who’s got time to read?  2%

Risk-taking Readers + Giveaway Winner

The winner of my Courting Danger giveaway is Tiana!  Congrats.  Enjoy your Sportsman Series Hand Crank/Solar Powered Emergency Radio.

Also, I ran a poll as part of the giveaway.  Here are the results:

Following the Danger theme: How much risk do you take when buying a book from an author new to you?

Freebie –  16%
99 cents –  10%
$1.99 –  13%
$2.99 –  5%
$3.99 or above –  1%
Price isn’t as important if the book looks good or was recommended –  55%

Dream Themes & Contest Winner

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:

  1. Being chased – 30%  [Avoidance, need to face a problem, drive or ambition (for chaser)]
  2. Falling – 23%  [Red flag for major problems at work or relationships]
  3. Showing up late – 15% [Being overwhelmed, doing too much]
  4. Flying – 9%  [Out of control situation, sign to let go, new perspective, freedom]
  5. Cheating – 5%  [Lack of trust in romantic relationship, compromised beliefs or integrity]
  6. Death – 5%  [A wish to terminate a job or a relationship, a wish to start something new]
  7. Test-taking – 4%  [Work stress, being scrutinized, anxiety]
  8. Teeth – 4%  [Vanity, powerlessness, deception]
  9. Snakes – 3%  Fear of the unknown, hidden threats, sexual temptation, transformation]
  10. 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.

 

Dream Bear Giveaway Results

day dreamer bearCongratulations 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.

If you’re interested in my giveaways, join my newsletter!

The survey results this time were what I expected.  The question was, “What time of year do you read most?”

Results:
About the same year-round – 78%Winter – 11%
Summer – 7%
Fall – 3%
Spring – 1%

There are some voracious readers out there!  Gotta love that!

Dream Man Print Copy Winners & Survey Results

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?