Critters Reading/Writing Surveys

This is one of a periodic survey to gather data on reading and writing habits. I hope you find the results useful and/or entertaining.

--Andrew Burt.

Survey Questions

  1. How many books do you read in a year?

  2. What genres do you read, percentagewise? (Should add up to 100%)
    % Literary
    % Horror
    % Romance
    % Mystery
    % Science Fiction
    % Fantasy
    % Nonfiction
    % Other

  3. How much do you spend per year buying books?
    $ per year buying NEW books
    $ per year buying USED books
    $ per year buying AUDIO books (either new or used)
    $ per year buying E-BOOKS books (either new or used)

  4. What formats do you read books in, percentagewise? (Should add up to 100%)
    % Mass Market Paperback (the smaller, most common type of paperback)
    % Trade Paperback (the larger, usually more expensive size of paperback)
    % Hardback
    % Audio books
    % E-books or other digital formats (web, PDA, mobile phone, etc.)

  5. How fast do you read a typical novel (say, 300 pages / 100,000 words)? (Answer in whatever is the most convenient form for you.)
    Words per minute
    -OR-
    Pages per hour
    -OR-
    Hours to read a whole novel

  6. Where are the most common places you read for pleasure (vs. for school, work, etc.) ?

  7. What is it about reading for entertainment that you like the most? (That is, why do you read for entertainment vs. do other things)

    Demographics

    (This survey is anonymous, and all personal data will be kept strictly confidential.)

  8. Location:

  9. Gender: F M

  10. Age:

  11. Annual household income:

  12. Are you a writer? Yes

    If yes, are you... (check all that apply)
    a member of Critters?
    a member of SFWA?
    a member of HWA?
    a member of RWA?
    a member of the Authors Guild?

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