2017 Author Survey

2017 Author Survey


Please tell us about your book! Many authors find this exercise revealing, helpful and fun. We appreciate your candid input and the few short minutes it takes to complete this survey. If any questions or options don't apply to you, just leave them blank. There are no right or wrong answers. This information will not be shared.
Author Name: *
Book Title or Working Title: *
City and State: *
Phone #:
Email: *
Website:
Blogsite:
What is the current status of your book project? *
Complete manuscript, not yet published
Almost done with first draft
Just getting started
Already published
If your book has already been published, please list the publisher or POD and pub date. Feel free to share any comments on your publishing experience so far.
What genre(s) would you say your book belongs to? (Check all that apply)
General Fiction
Comedy
Chick Lit
Romance
Crime/Mystery/Thriller
Horror Drama
Erotica
Science Fiction/Fantasy
Children's
Young Adult
Gay/Lesbian Literature
Graphic
General Nonfiction
Science & Nature
Reference/Handbook
Health, Wellness & Nutrition
Religion, Spirituality, Faith, Inspiration
Hobbies: Photography, Crafts, Fishing, Surfing, Camping, Hiking, Sailing, Gardening
Biography
Fine Living: Home Decor, Travel, Gourmet Cooking & Fine Dining, Entertaining
Self-help, DIY
Memoir
Politics, History, Military
Poetry
In 100 words or less, describe your book. *
What are your (realistic) goals for this book?
I'm a serious writer; an artist with a message to share and a story to tell. This is not about money.
I was compelled to write this book. I hope it does well, but don't have specific sales goals.
Show me the money! I write for a living and need this book to pay my bills.
Make me a Bestseller. I want to be known as a 'bestselling author.'
I fully expect my book to be made into a Hollywood movie. I'll see you at the Oscar's!
What is the current edit status of your book? *
Book has been professionally edited
Book has been edited by a friend
Book is not yet edited, but I have a professional Editor committed to this project
I need help with professional editing and proofreading for my book
I'm a good writer. I don't need a professional Editor.
What is your editing budget for your book?
Less than $2500
$2500 - $4000
$4000 - $6500
More than $6500
I am not prepared to invest in professional editing for my book.
Is this your first book?
Yes
No
Are you a professional writer?
Yes, I write for a living.
Not yet, but I hope that someday my writing will sustain me.
No, I keep a day job to pay bills, but writing is my true passion.
Writing is a hobby. I wouldn't think of giving up my career.
Do you have an agent, publicist, traditional house or imprint backing this book with/for you? *
Yes
No
How did you learn about Author Connections? *
Colleague
Friend
Family Member
Search engine: Yahoo, Google, MSN Bing, Other _____________
Social Media: Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
Can't recall
Are you a member of any author groups on LinkedIn?
Yes
No
Are you interested in marketing guidance and support for your book?
Yes, I would like to learn more about book marketing strategies and options for my book.
No thanks, I already have a comprehensive, integrated marketing plan for my book.
What is your marketing budget for your book?
Less than $3500
$3500 - $6000
$6000 - $10,000
$10,000 - $15,000
More than $15,000
I am not prepared to invest in marketing for my book.
What in your opinion are the three greatest challenges facing authors today?
Thank you very much for taking the time to share your thoughts, goals and experience. Your feedback is extremely valuable as we work toward providing best possible services for authors just like you.