Hi all! Ally Blue here. I have come to you asking for your help with a project. I asked Wave if she’d put up a link for me, and she did me one better. She said I could write up a short piece explaining what we’re doing and why we’re doing it. So here I am, and here’s what’s up.
The Rainbow Romance Writers — the GLBTQ chapter of the Romance Writers of America — is conducting a survey of romance readers. We want to know what sort of romance you’re reading, how you’re reading it, and where you’re buying it. At the end of the survey, there’s an option to enter your email address for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift certificate. Your email address will be kept separate from your survey answers, and all information will be kept absolutely confidential.
The ultimate goal of this whole business is to improve the shelving and marketing of GLBTQ romance in bookstores, both brick & mortar types and online types. Our Research & Retail committee, the group who came up with the survey idea (big thanks to Zahra Owens for putting together the actual survey), is looking for some hard data we can take to physical and online stores to hopefully improve how our books are shelved. We want to make sure our books are out there, easy for readers to find, easy for potential new readers to browse, and not just stuck in a “gay ghetto” as I’ve heard some people say 🙂
Please take our survey and help us learn more. Knowledge is power! Thanks to Wave for letting me post here, and thanks to all of you in the romance reading community for supporting ALL types of romance 😀
The survey button is on the site.