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24 March 2008 @ 12:26 pm
Publisher Poll: TEMPLATE  
I am willing to create a poll for any publisher (using the template behind the cut) upon request. Just leave a comment saying, "Please create poll for ...." Suggestions for poll modifications are also welcome in the comments.

This post will also serve as an index to each publisher's individual poll. Results can be viewed by everyone, but only registered LiveJournal users may vote. (LJ's requirement, not mine.) This is intended to limit abuse, although there's nothing stopping someone from registering multiple accounts. Keep that in mind when viewing the results, eh?

To view the results without voting, click on the poll number at the top of each posted poll. Once you've voted, the results should display automatically, although you may have to click to view the individual narrative responses.

peace & passion,

~ Alessia

PUBLISHER POLLS
Ellora's Cave | Loose Id | Mundania Press | Phaze Books
Samhain Publishing | Torquere Press


TEMPLATE PUBLISHER POLL

Please enter today's date:

Please select your age bracket:
Under 20
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70+

Please select your gender identity:
Male
Female
Both
Neither

Please indicate your perspective(s):
Publisher
Author
Reader
Editor
Artist

Are you (or have you ever been) a member of RWA?
Current member
Past member
Never a member

Are you (or have you ever been) a member of EPIC?
Current member
Past member
Never a member

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's overall website appearance (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's overall website ease of use (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's overall customer service (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's cover art (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's proofing/editing (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's listings [blurbs, ratings, excerpts] (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your most recent purchase from this publisher:
Within the past month
Within the past 3 months
Within the past 6 months
Within the past year
Over a year ago
Have never purchased from this publisher

Would/will you purchase from this publisher (again)?
Definitely
Probably
Maybe / Undecided
Doubtful
No way

What does this publisher do well?

What does this publisher do poorly?

Does the publisher have a template contract posted on its site?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher require the author to pay any costs associated with ebook publication?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher obtain ISBNs for its ebook titles?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher provide cover art for its ebook titles?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher provide editing for its ebook titles?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher take its titles to print?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher have a set of standards to determine which ebook titles are taken to print?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher require the author to pay any costs associated with print book publication?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher require the author to purchase a quantity of print books?
Yes
No
Unknown

Does the publisher list its print titles with major wholesale distributors (Ingram and/or Baker & Taylor)?
Yes
No
Unknown

Are the publishers print titles stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstores?
Regularly
Occasionally
Rarely
Never
Unknown

Are (or were) you published with this house?
Yes
No

If NO, have you ever submitted to this house?
Yes
No

Would/will you submit to this house (again)?
Definitely
Probably
Maybe / Undecided
Doubtful
No way
N/A (not an author)
Why?

Is publisher willing to negotiate contract terms (within reason)?
Yes
No
Unknown (it's never come up)
N/A (not an in-house author)

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's timeliness in reporting sales figures (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's timeliness in payment of royalties (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's adherence to contract terms (10 is best):
What would you change?

Does the publisher attempt to silence its outspoken authors?
It's never happened to me, and I haven't heard of it happening to others
I've heard rumors, but it's never happened to me
Yes, and I have proof
N/A (not an in-house author)

Elaborate:

Does the publisher give preferential treatment to certain authors?
It's never happened to me, and I haven't heard of it happening to others
I've heard rumors, but it's never happened to me
Yes, and I have proof
N/A (not an in-house author)

Elaborate:

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's promotional/advertising efforts (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's presence at appropriate major conferences/conventions (10 is best):
What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's third-party distribution (10 is best):
What would you change?

Describe the publisher's author community environment/tone:
Neutral
Upbeat and supportive
Somewhat cliqueish
Very businesslike
Negative
N/A (not an in-house author)

Elaborate, if you wish:

Additional comments:
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alessia_brio on March 24th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
Per email requests, a few publisher polls have been created & added to the index. Fire when ready.