Friday, July 11, 2014
Wow! Can you believe 2014 is half over already? Crazy! I hope the first half of your year has been filled with good times, good friends and good books! And, I hope our crew here at The Romance Dish can help fill the remainder of your year with great books, interesting authors, fantastic giveaways and lots of fun. I have a few questions for you that will help us accomplish that...and a special prize at the end so keep reading! :)
WHO are you?
No, you don't have to tell us your real name but give us some info about the type of person you are. Are you under 30? From 30 - 50? Over 50? Are you working? Retired? Married? Single? Do you live in the United States or another country? (If you're not comfortable posting this publicly but want to share to help us, just send us an email at theromancedish (at) gmail (dot) com.)
WHAT do you enjoy reading?
Contemporary? Historical? Paranormal? Young Adult? Romantic Suspense? Something else? Do you read other genres besides romance? Which ones? What qualities draw you to a certain sub-genre, book or author? What book(s) are you reading now? What upcoming books are you looking forward to reading?
What would you like to see (or see more of or, in some cases, less of) in romance publishing? Share your thoughts on everything from the covers to the sub-genres to monthly publication dates to format to paperback print size to story content, etc. We want to hear it all.
WHERE do you learn about new books or previously published books you haven't yet read?
Do you read reviews? Follow authors on social media? Subscribe to review sites or magazines (such as RT)? Participate on street teams?
Where do you buy books? Do you use online sites? Do you prefer brick and mortar stores? Do you have a preferred online site?
Where do you visit us at TRD? Do you only visit the blog? Do you follow us on facebook or twitter? Do you subscribe via email or Google? Do you do the same for other romance blogs?
WHEN do you usually visit The Romance Dish?
How often do you typically stop by? Do you visit more than once a day? Do you comment or are you primarily a lurker? If you mostly lurk, what would entice you to comment?
WHY do you visit with us at TRD?
What are we doing that makes you want to spend time with us? What could we do to improve the experience?
Why do you read romance? Tell us what qualities bring you back to these books time and again.
What goes into your decision to buy a book? Why do you pick up book A and not book B? Is it the cover? The back blurb? Author name recognition? A review you've read? A friend's recommendation? The price?
HOW do you read?
Are your books paperback? Hardback? Do you use an e-reader? If so, which one? Do you read on your phone? Tablet? Some other device? What are your pros and cons for reading print vs digital?
Thank you for your help!
Three randomly chosen people who leave answers to our questions will receive a package of books from our prize stash. (U.S. addresses only)
Two international readers will receive their choice of The Secrets of a Scoundrel by Gaelen Foley, Never Been Kissed by Molly O'Keefe, Christmas in July by Debbie Mason or Where the Horses Run by Kaki Warner.
Please put a US or I (international) in your comment!