2018 reader survey

Discovering reader preferences, habits and attitudes – Announcing the 2018 Reader Survey

by M.K. Tod, Heather Burch and Patricia Sands


Readers and writers – a symbiotic relationship. Ideas spark writers to create stories and build worlds and characters for readers’ consumption. Readers add imagination and thought to interpret those stories, deriving meaning and enjoyment in the process. A story is incomplete without both reader and writer.

What then do readers want? What constitutes a compelling story? How do men and women differ in their preferences? Where do readers find recommendations? How do readers share their book experiences?


designed to solicit input on these topics and others.

Please take the survey
and share the link 

with friends and family via email or your favourite social media.

Robust participation across age groups, genders, and countries will make this year’s survey – the 4th – even more significant.


Participate by clicking this link.

Those who take the survey will be able to sign up to receive a summary report when it becomes available.


M.K. (Mary) Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel, Time and Regret was published by Lake Union. Fellow authors Patricia Sands and Heather Burch helped design and plan the survey. Mary can be contacted on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads or on her blog A Writer of History.


The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages

Book Reviewer Yellow Pages_border_300wThe 9th edition of

The Book Reviewer Yellow Pages is out,

and Words And Peace

is in it!

This directory of bloggers (like Words and Peace), and tour organizers (like France Book Tours) helps authors find book reviewers for indie and self-published books, and it provides trusted advice for contacting them.

Published annually since 2009, the directory slashes hours of research time for anyone who needs and understands the power of book reviews.

Buy the paperback or eBook: Amazon, or click here for all stores including international.
BTW, the Kindle is free if you buy the paperback from Amazon.
Only $4.99 for eBook; $15.95 paperback.

This year’s directory was completely redesigned to help you zero in faster to find the reviewers right for your book.
Even the eBook’s index is linked, all 1,588 entries!
You are welcome to grab a PDF sample here.