Are erotic romance readers turning to sweet romance fiction? Page 5


The #Metoo Movement and romance reading preferences

As some readers commented in the comments section of the quiz, most readers felt that the #metoo movement played no role in their purchasing decisions.

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Do you feel the #metoo movement has influenced your decision to buy erotic romance reads? 95.24% of those who readers who like erotic romance said no.

Do you feel the #metoo movement has influenced your decision to buy sweet romance reads? All of the readers who like sweet romance said that it played no role in their buying decisions.

 

How often do erotic romance readers read?

How often do you buy and read erotic romance fiction? 86.3% said that they read erotic romance fiction at least once per month.

How often do Sweet romance readers read?

How often do you buy and read sweet romance fiction? 76.3% of sweet romance readers read at least one per month.

Skipping over sex scenes

Over the last twelve months, have you found yourself skipping over the sex scenes? 64% of readers said that they love the sex scenes.

Thirty-six percent of erotic romance readers said that they skip sex scenes.
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About 25% of readers who like scorching hot heat levels in their romance found themselves skipping over the sex scenes.

 

42% of readers who like hot heat levels said that they have found themselves skipping over sex scenes.

 

Readers who prefer steamy heat levels in their romance fiction had a 50/50 chance of skipping over the sex scenes. It stands to reason that as the reader’s preference for heat gets lower, the more likely they are to skip over the sex scenes.

Have readers been able to find their erotic fiction on Amazon?

Do you find it hard to find the erotic romance you want to read because Amazon makes it difficult to buy? 36% said yes, but the remaining readers either were not sure or said that they hadn’t had any trouble.

do Readers want more romance, rather than sex, or Do they want romance and no sex?

These two very similar questions were posed separately to erotic and sweet readers.

 

Over the last twelve months, have you found yourself looking for more romance, rather than sex? 74% of sweet romance readers said yes.

 

Over the last twelve months, have you found yourself looking for romance with lots of tension and a great story, but no sex? 70% of erotic romance readers said no, they still wanted the sex.

Demand for erotic romance is changing rather than diminishing

Do you feel that the demand for erotic romance is changing, rather than diminishing? 50% of erotic romance readers said that they thought the demand was changing rather than diminishing.

Are readers disappointed with Some erotic romance?

Over the last twelve months, have you been disappointed with some erotic romance fiction? 65% said that they had been disappointed with some erotic romance fiction.

Are erotic romance readers buying based on their affinity with erotic romance authors?

I am committed to my erotic romance authors and would never stop buying their books. 65% agreed with this statement.

Is the trend over now that everyone has read fifty shades?

Would you say that Fifty Shades of Grey initially prompted you to buy erotic romance, but you don’t buy as much erotic romance anymore? 84% denies that this is the case.

Do sweet romance readers want better labeling?

Do you feel like romance fiction needs better labeling? 55% of sweet romance readers said no.

Are sweet romance readers conscious of the appropriateness of content for their teen?

I buy sweet fiction for my teen, and I’m conscious of the appropriate nature of the content in romance fiction. 57% of sweet romance readers agreed, but this proportion was much greater for those who liked mild heat levels. 75% of these readers agreed.

Do sweet romance readers ONLY buy sweet romance?

If you buy romance fiction, will you ONLY buy sweet romance fiction? Sweet romance readers who answered this question had a 50/50 chance of answering yes.

Have sweet romance readers found themselves reading more sweet in the last twelve months?

Over the last twelve months, have you found yourself buying and reading more sweet romance fiction? 60% of sweet romance readers said no.

Are readers who neither read erotic romance or sweet romance wanting more romance rather than sex or no sex?

I gave these two questions to these readers because they clearly overlap with readers who read sweet and erotic. The questions are very similar, but one indicates whether they are looking for no sex scenes; the other indicates that the reader is looking for romance rather than specifically looking for the sex scenes.

Over the last twelve months, have you found yourself looking for romance with lots of tension and a great story, but no sex? These readers were split between yes and no.

Over the last twelve months, have you found yourself looking for more romance, rather than sex? More readers indicated that they were looking for more romance rather than just sex: 57%.

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The quiz

Introduction

Definitions and sales activity of erotic romance and sweet romance authors

The quiz and its design

The results

The conclusions

What do you think?

Were you surprised by the amount of readers who indicated that they were disappointed with some erotic romance? Were you surprised by the 50% split of readers who said that they ONLY buy sweet romance?

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