Are erotic romance readers turning to sweet romance fiction? Page 4

Results

Altogether, the quiz received 139 individual responses over the period of time allocated for data collation.

There have been responses since, but I didn’t have time to include them in the results.

102 readers answered all the questions that they were asked to answer. Even though some didn’t complete the quiz, I recorded the responses that were given. I hope you guys are ready for some pretty pie graphs.

the quiz software didn’t play nicely on Monday night

Unfortunately, on Monday night I lost all the responses on the quiz. Yes, ALL of them.

This is how you reduce a forty-six-year-old writer to a blithering mess.

BUT I had been manually compiling the data. It’s just that I hadn’t finished compiling it. My web host was able to save most of it though. A big thank you to Web Bird Digital. You guys rock!

I lost about eleven responses, but it was better than all of the responses. I was not sure that the quiz was working properly after that. However, the people from whom I bought the quiz software said that it was definitely working properly, so I put the quiz up again for further responses.

The Responses

How often do you buy a romance novel? 26.68% read a romance novel once per month. 18.6% read a romance novel once per week. 35.66% per cent read a romance novel one to two times per week.

How often do you buy a romance novel? 82.94% of readers who answered the quiz buy a romance novel at least once per month.

 

The readers who answered the quiz mostly liked scorching hot, hot, and mild heat levels in their romance. 37% preferred Scorching hot heat levels. 21% preferred hot heat levels. 18% preferred steamy heat levels. 22% preferred mild heat levels. 1.5% preferred kissing only.

The readers who answered the quiz mostly liked scorching hot, hot, and mild heat levels in their romance.

 

Do you feel that the preference for these heat levels have changed over the last twelve months? The majority of readers indicated that their preference for heat levels had not changed.

Do you feel that the preference for these heat levels have changed over the last twelve months? The majority of readers indicated that their preference for heat levels had not changed.

 

Over 55% of readers said that they read both types of romance.

Over 55% of readers said that they read both types of romance.

Fifty-five percent of romance readers said they read both erotic and sweet romance.
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Do you buy and read mostly erotic romance or mostly sweet? Just under 60% of readers who read both erotic and sweet romance said that they mostly read erotic romance.

have readers who like scorching hot heat levels changed their reading preferences ?

These graphs include manually entered data. A total of 47 readers said that they liked scorching hot heat levels, and 15% of these readers said that they had changed their preference in the last twelve months.

Readers who prefer scorching hot heat levels and whether their preference for those heat levels have changed. 85% said that their preference for heat hadn’t changed in the last twelve months.

 

Most readers who like scorching hot heat levels in their romance fiction don’t feel that they’ve been reading more sweet romance in the last twelve months. Only 2% said that they’ve been reading more sweet romance.

Have readers who like hot heat levels changed their reading preferences?

Most readers who like hot heat levels have not changed their reading preferences in the last twelve months. A total of 27 readers said that they liked hot heat levels in their romance fiction.

Only 7% of readers who prefer hot heat levels said that their preference for heat level had changed.

A larger proportion of readers who prefer hot heat levels felt that they have been reading more sweet romance. 13% said that they’ve been reading more sweet romance over the last twelve months.

Have readers who like steamy heat levels changed their reading preferences?

Readers who like steamy heat levels show a 50/50 split for having changed their reading preferences over the last twelve months. A total of 23 readers said that they liked steamy heat levels in their romance fiction.

50% of readers who prefer steamy heat levels said that their preference for this heat level had changed in the last twelve months.

20% of readers who like steamy heat levels in their romance fiction said that they’ve been reading more sweet romance in the last twelve months.

Have readers who like mild heat levels changed their reading preferences?

About 84% of readers who prefer mild romance had not changed their reading preferences for heat levels. A total of 28 readers said that they like mild heat levels in their romance fiction.

16% of readers who prefer mild heat levels said that their preference for these heat levels had changed in the last twelve months.

 

18% of readers who prefer mild heat levels in their romance fiction said that they found themselves reading more sweet romance.

Have readers who like only kissing heat levels changed their reading preferences?

These are the stalwart sweet romance readers. There was no changes in their preference for heat levels at all, but because I only received responses from two readers who said that they liked only kissing in their romance fiction (a tiny sample), this graph can’t really communicate much. I tried to get more responses from those who liked this heat level, but in the end, it just didn’t happen.

No readers who liked kissing only in their romance fiction said that their preference had changed.

More

The quiz

Introduction

Definitions and sales activity of erotic romance and sweet romance authors

The quiz and its design

More results: #Metoo movement, skipping over sex scenes and more

The conclusions

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