Who Reads Science Fiction?

by Mark Niemann-Ross

I’ve learned that my esthetics skew heavily to the bizarre. Helpful when writing speculative fiction; not so helpful when marketing that work. Repeated experimentation has convinced me to look for other opinions on what the buying public will find attractive. Surveys have become my friend, and have provided me with an answer to a very important question: who reads science fiction?

On November 21st, 2013, I posted a question through Google consumer surveys. My original intent was to select the best cover for my reprint of Humanity by Proxy. (You can see the result on Kindle and Kobo.) A happy accident also provided statistics on who reads science fiction.

Read the full article at SFWA.

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