Ok, as promised, here are the results of last week’s survey. (If you still want to take the survey, it’s here)
So the first questions were about basic preferences. I learned most readers like some explicit sex in their reads, which is great because I like to write that! lol And also that series are only slightly more popular than standalones. This was surprising to me!
This was also a little surprising, I thought contemporary would be more popular! It only beat out paranormal by a few points.
And literally no one in my readership is into f/f. Which makes me kind of sad, because I like f/f 😦 Oh well.
Most people (60% of respondents) would give up on a series if it had repetitive plots. The next greatest sin for a series-writer would be a high cost per book. Other issues of note are “too long between books” and “too many books in series.”
Most important feature of a series? Having the entire series available in a lower priced “bundle.” (I like that, too!)
I had just under 100 responses, and of course keep in mind these are people who visited my blog or subscribed to my newsletter, so they are mostly all fans of m/m Romance. But still, I think the results are interesting.
Thank you to all who took this survey! You helped a very indecisive person take a step forward. I was so nervous to stay with a mostly m/m series. But now I think it will be okay, and I will keep it all m/m or m/m/f, which is what I’m happiest and most comfortable writing. I was glad to find out that about 15% of respondents did not like rotating gender pairings in a series (m/f in book 1-2, then m/m in book 3, etc.) so I feel comfortable keeping it mostly m/m, and sticking lots of m/m in the menage stuff, too.
I’m excited about starting this new series, which is a good feeling. If you’re on Pinterest, check out my series inspiration board, and follow it if you want. ❤