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Who's reading historical fiction?

By Carol / January 10, 2014 /

Results of second annual reader survey released.

If you’re a reader or writer of historical fiction, you may enjoy digging into the results of the 2013 Historical Fiction Survey. In the second year of the survey conducted in cooperation with the Historical Novel Society, M.K. Tod, author of the recently released novel UNRAVELLED, drew responses from 2,440 people worldwide.

The results may cause comfort and concern for authors. Here are a few tidbits:

  • 66% of participants read more than 20 books a year
  • Women are more likely than men to use libraries as sources of reading material
  • 60% of respondents believe ebooks should be priced at less than $6 US
  • 67% or respondents feel paperback books should be priced at less than $11 US

Visit Tod’s website to read the full report of the survey. Re-blogged from A Writer of History:

2013 Historical Fiction Survey Results

Posted by in Connecting Readers & Writers, Historical Fiction, Historical Fiction Enthusiasts, Historical Fiction Survey

2013 HF Survey country breakdownThe 2013 historical fiction survey ran from October 16 to November 11 and reached 2440 participants from different parts of the world.

From the World of Historical Fiction is the initial summary of survey results. The data sheds light on preferences and habits of readers and offers interesting insights to writers and others in the publishing world.

Read on for the rest of the results.

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