ANNOUNCING THE 2018 READER SURVEY

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?

ANNOUNCING A 2018 READER SURVEY

designed to solicit input on these topics and others.

Please take the survey
and share the link https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/68HL6F2 

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.

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Book review: Something in the Water

Something in the water

Something in the Water

by Catherine Steadman
Random House/Ballantine
6/5/2018

Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Pages: 352
Goodreads

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It is sometimes worth it to follow the hype and jump blindly into the first work of an author. I’m so glad I decided to try Something in the Water. From the get go, the book grabs you. It opens on a very satisfying Gothic scene: a woman is digging a grave to bury a man.

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Book review: Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

Resurrection Bay

by  Emma Viskic
Penguin Random House/Pushkin Vertigo
4/3/2018

Genre: Mystery / Crime
Pages: 288
Goodreads

Author’s website

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Resurrection Bay is a mystery with a very unique characteristic for its main hero.
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