Academic research on the target market of speculative literature
Do you have 2 minutes to spare for research into readers of science-fiction, fantasy and steam-punk books? Whether you read speculative fiction or not (or any books, for that matter) we need you to particpate in our study.
C.J. Appleby is completing academic primary research for a dissertation required for her MA programme. The study aims to analyse the target market of speculative fiction, the wider audience of general readers in a technological society, how the physical aesthetics of books appeal to consumers and the individual preferences in characterisation, structure and authorial voice.
Whether you read fantasy, science fiction, dystopian, horror or barely read at all, your responses could be vital in tailoring more fiction to your personal taste.
The survey is 100% anonymous. All data collected is retained in password protected documents and stored offline in a secure folder on a password protected device. This device is locked away when not on the researcher’s person.
If you want to ask questions or find out more regarding this research, do get in touch by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Any data collected will be used for academic purposes only and after the date of submission (7th September 2020) all raw information will be permanently deleted from the storage device and the written academic project, which is kept confidential, will not be published. Creative work written or edited due to results discovered during this research may be published. This will not include any data gathered during the study.
We appreciate your help and support in this essential literary research. Any and all feedback on the questionnaire is welcome.
What is C.J. Appleby researching for?
Watch out for the fiercest female fantasy icon yet. The first novel, Renegade, she plans to release is in a sub-series called The Legend of Iron Spine (part of a larger series called The Chronicles of Paradīsus).
The saga stars Chaelle Skysong, an inuit child of the Taekhi tribe in the Northern province of Aksala. Set in the larger continent of Orbis, on an Earth referred to as ‘Paradīsus’, the warrior maiden travels across the four realms on journey to reclaim her homeland and avenge her people.
Accompanied by her familiar, an Aksalan jaguar called Ohanko, the rouge dcisovers her responsibilities go further than she thought.
Who is slaughtering the countrymen across the continent? Will the nomad ever know or is she going to die searching? Watch this space for news and sneak peeks as the first book progresses to publication.
If you have questions, comments of feedback, get in touch direct with Appleby Ink for more information on this brand new heroic epic.
C.J. Appleby 'The Legend of Iron Spine' Book Series Coming Soon
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