Weekend before last I spent in San Francisco with some of the biggest names in romance talking about how to increase our presence on Amazon and reach more readers. This conference was small, personal and so unique. It’s not often you can ask Belle Andre or Tina Folsom or Sara Fawkes about their success. Not to forget Nina Lane, Delilah Fawkes, Courtney Milan, Cynthia Woolf and several other Best-selling authors that attended.
We spent the weekend discussing metadata, keywords, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Street Teams and all the other details that help sell our books. As we sat there, I couldn’t help but wonder if we shouldn’t be asking questions of our readers.
So I would like you to take the following unscientific, totally random for my own purposes survey. It’s only five questions, with a bonus round and someone (randomly drawn number), who answers will receive a free book just because they participated. The results will be tallied and shared with other authors.
1) How do you choose an author?
a. Name Recognition
b. Recommendation from someone you know
d. Only buy Authors you’ve read previously.
2) Do you read:
a. Multiple Genres (Contemporaries, Westerns, Mysteries, Paranormal, Erotica, Inspirations etc.)
b. Only one Genre
c. You don’t care as long as it’s a good story.
3) Do you read:
4) How many books a month do you read?
c. 11 or more
d. only short stories
5) What interests you the most in the story?
d. Happily Ever After
6) Bonus Round – Is there one plot device that you are sick of reading about? What is it and why? What do you wish writers would write more stories about?
Okay, readers this is your opportunity. I have authors who really want to know the answers to these questions. Remember everyone who leaves a comment will be entered into a drawing for a free book. I’ll even make it your choice. So let us hear from you! Leave your email address or check back tomorrow for the winner.
Sylvia McDaniel is the best-selling author the western historical series, The Burnett Brides and The Cuvier Women. She has sixteen books published and is about to publish 2 more. She writes Western Historical and contemporary romance. Look for her newest release in March. Visit her website at: www.sylviamcdaniel.com.