Results from Tradition vs Indie survey.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey. It was a fun to see the results and the answers. I daresay a few of you will be surprised by a few of the answers. I was heartened by the responses and I hope some of you may go and look at the independent authors listed in survey and others of course.
Qu. 1: Authors known of or read
- 94% had heard or read J.K. Rowling – an obvious selection but I was curious to learn who did or didn’t know of this author.
- 85% goes to James Patterson
- 79% goes to Beatrix Potter
Qu. 2: How many are independently published authors
- 64% answered 4
- 15% answered 6
- 15% answered 8
The correct answer is 6. They are:
- Beatrix Potter – was signed with a publishing company years after Peter Rabbit became popular
- E.L. James – now signed with a publishing company
- Amanda Hocking – signed with a publishing company
- Nick Stephenson
- Hugh Howey – signed with a publishing company
- Darcie Chan
Qu. 3: Historical fiction authors heard of or read
- 38% knew of Margaret George
- 33% Robert Harris – one of my favourite authors
- 30% David Gemmell
Qu. 4: How many are independently published
- 38% thought 2
- 30% thought 5
- 18% thought 7
The correct answer is 5. They are:
- Linnea Tanner
- Theresa Tomlinson
- Jacqui Murray
- Lisa Constantio
- Julian David Stone
Qu. 5: Do you read trad or indie authors?
- 94% both
- 6% Trad
- 0% Indie
Qu. 6: When choosing a book, is it important the author is traditionally published?
On a scale from 1 to 10, the average rating was 3.2.
- 41% rated it as 1, not important
- 18% rated it as 4
- 15% rated it 5
Qu. 7: Can independent authors write as well as traditional published authors?
- 94% said Yes
- 6% said No
For those who wish to see the full statistics, here is the link: Trad vs Indie
Now to the winners!
I will be emailing you in the next 24 hours with your prize
Thank you for your continued support and as always, I look forward to your comments and will respond.
Historical fiction novelist and a secondary teacher, Luciana Cavallaro, burnt out but not done… yet.