The Romance Genre on the Web

Researching online romance genre communities and their perspectives

Survey closing October 31

Filed under: Research updates — Bron at 1:03 pm on Saturday, September 22, 2007

I’m coming to the end of my main data collection period. The online survey has been running since late March, and I’ve decided that I’ll close it off at the end of October. That’s still a bit over 5 weeks away.

If you haven’t taken the survey already, please do! Also, please feel free to post a reminder on your own blog, emailing lists, websites etc so that as many people as possible can participate. There are already 580+ responses, and this data will provide important contextual information for understanding the nature and scope of participation in online romance genre communities.

I’d like to thank everyone who has contributed, both to the survey and this research blog. Once I start analyzing data, I’ll post some more info to the blog, and probably some draft writing and ideas for discussion. In the meantime, things might stay a little quiet for a few weeks – I have some reorganizing and re-prioritizing to do in my life at the moment, due to some developments, so that’s taking my attention just now. However, I’m looking forward to starting to pull together the masses of data and information from various sources I’ve gathered over the past year and getting it into meaningful shape.

1 Comment

Comment by Sam Holt

September 26, 2007 @ 5:19 pm

Hi Bronwyn,

Read the article on you in the Australian today, congratulations on your recent award. My company has been developing a web 2.0 application that assists authors to better market their books and build databases of readers that like their work. Given your research background and your successful launch i’d love to show you a Beta release of our site and get your feedback on it. Our site helps authors build online communities specifically for their work and the genre as a whole and will be beneficial to published and unpublished authors. We’ve been show casing the site to the biggest publishers in Australia and have received an exceptionally positive response. I’d now like to show a few authors and hope you’d be up for it.

I can be reached via the email i’ve submitted on this form or you can call me on 0400 535 988.

Regards,

Sam Holt

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