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24 March 2008 @ 05:11 pm
Publisher Poll: Phaze Books  
Poll #1159774 Publisher Poll : Phaze Books

Please enter today's date:

Please select your age bracket:

Under 20
0(0.0%)
20-29
0(0.0%)
30-39
0(0.0%)
40-49
2(100.0%)
50-59
0(0.0%)
60-69
0(0.0%)
70+
0(0.0%)

Please select your gender identity:

Male
0(0.0%)
Female
2(100.0%)
Both
0(0.0%)
Neither
0(0.0%)

Please indicate your perspective(s):

Publisher
0(0.0%)
Author
0(0.0%)
Reader
0(0.0%)
Editor
0(0.0%)
Artist
0(0.0%)

Are you (or have you ever been) a member of RWA?

Current member
1(50.0%)
Past member
0(0.0%)
Never a member
1(50.0%)

Are you (or have you ever been) a member of EPIC?

Current member
1(50.0%)
Past member
0(0.0%)
Never a member
1(50.0%)

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's overall website appearance (10 is best):

Mean: 7.00 Median: 7 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(100.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's overall website ease of use (10 is best):

Mean: 7.00 Median: 7 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
2(100.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's overall customer service (10 is best):

Mean: 9.50 Median: 9.5 Std. Dev 0.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(50.0%)
10
1(50.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's cover art (10 is best):

Mean: 8.00 Median: 8 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
2(100.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's proofing/editing (10 is best):

Mean: 7.50 Median: 7.5 Std. Dev 0.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(50.0%)
8
1(50.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What would you change?

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

Mean: 8.00 Median: 8 Std. Dev 1.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
1(50.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(50.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your most recent purchase from this publisher:

Within the past month
2(100.0%)
Within the past 3 months
0(0.0%)
Within the past 6 months
0(0.0%)
Within the past year
0(0.0%)
Over a year ago
0(0.0%)
Have never purchased from this publisher
0(0.0%)

Would/will you purchase from this publisher (again)?

Definitely
2(100.0%)
Probably
0(0.0%)
Maybe / Undecided
0(0.0%)
Doubtful
0(0.0%)
No way
0(0.0%)

What does this publisher do well?

What does this publisher do poorly?

Does the publisher have a template contract posted on its site?

Yes
1(50.0%)
No
1(50.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher require the author to pay any costs associated with ebook publication?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(100.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher obtain ISBNs for its ebook titles?

Yes
2(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher provide cover art for its ebook titles?

Yes
2(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher provide editing for its ebook titles?

Yes
2(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher take its titles to print?

Yes
2(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher have a set of standards to determine which ebook titles are taken to print?

Yes
2(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher require the author to pay any costs associated with print book publication?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(100.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher require the author to purchase a quantity of print books?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
2(100.0%)
Unknown
0(0.0%)

Does the publisher list its print titles with major wholesale distributors (Ingram and/or Baker & Taylor)?

Yes
1(50.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown
1(50.0%)

Are the publishers print titles stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstores?

Regularly
0(0.0%)
Occasionally
0(0.0%)
Rarely
1(50.0%)
Never
0(0.0%)
Unknown
1(50.0%)

Are (or were) you published with this house?

Yes
2(100.0%)
No
0(0.0%)

If NO, have you ever submitted to this house?

Yes
0(0.0%)
No
1(100.0%)

Would/will you submit to this house (again)?

Definitely
2(100.0%)
Probably
0(0.0%)
Maybe / Undecided
0(0.0%)
Doubtful
0(0.0%)
No way
0(0.0%)
N/A (not an author)
0(0.0%)

Is publisher willing to negotiate contract terms (within reason)?

Yes
1(50.0%)
No
0(0.0%)
Unknown (it's never come up)
1(50.0%)
N/A (not an in-house author)
0(0.0%)

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's timeliness in reporting sales figures (10 is best):

Mean: 9.50 Median: 9.5 Std. Dev 0.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(50.0%)
10
1(50.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's timeliness in payment of royalties (10 is best):

Mean: 9.50 Median: 9.5 Std. Dev 0.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
1(50.0%)
10
1(50.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's adherence to contract terms (10 is best):

Mean: 10.00 Median: 10 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
2(100.0%)

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
1(50.0%)
I've heard rumors, but it's never happened to me
1(50.0%)
Yes, and I have proof
0(0.0%)
N/A (not an in-house author)
0(0.0%)

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
2(100.0%)
I've heard rumors, but it's never happened to me
0(0.0%)
Yes, and I have proof
0(0.0%)
N/A (not an in-house author)
0(0.0%)

Elaborate:

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's promotional/advertising efforts (10 is best):

Mean: 6.50 Median: 6.5 Std. Dev 0.50
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
1(50.0%)
7
1(50.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
0(0.0%)

What would you change?

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

Mean: 10.00 Median: 10 Std. Dev 0.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
0(0.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(100.0%)

What would you change?

Indicate your satisfaction with publisher's third-party distribution (10 is best):

Mean: 9.00 Median: 9 Std. Dev 1.00
1
0(0.0%)
2
0(0.0%)
3
0(0.0%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
0(0.0%)
6
0(0.0%)
7
0(0.0%)
8
1(50.0%)
9
0(0.0%)
10
1(50.0%)

What would you change?

Describe the publisher's author community environment/tone:

Neutral
0(0.0%)
Upbeat and supportive
2(100.0%)
Somewhat cliqueish
0(0.0%)
Very businesslike
0(0.0%)
Negative
0(0.0%)
N/A (not an in-house author)
0(0.0%)

Elaborate, if you wish:

Additional comments:

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balanceinchaos on March 24th, 2008 10:58 pm (UTC)
LJ CUT! LJ CUT! LJ CUT! (and the other half dozen you put up today)
alessia_brio on March 24th, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Chill, sparky! *kiss* They'll drop off your friends' page soon enough.
4jinx_removing on March 25th, 2008 12:30 pm (UTC)
Yes, where's the poll for an LJ cut???? (:

It's making my page take forever.

Edited at 2008-03-25 12:41 pm (UTC)
angelabenedetti on March 25th, 2008 01:42 am (UTC)
I did the wrong one. [facepalm] Any way to delete my answers...? Or swap them over to Torquere....

Angie, who needs to get more sleep
alessia_brio on March 25th, 2008 02:04 am (UTC)
As far as I know, there's not. Go ahead and take the Torquere poll, though.