Earlier today, I received an e-mail from Greg Fitzgerald who works for the Bookreporter.com network that I'd like to share with you. They are in the process of conducting their 2009 surveys for Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com and are looking for participation from you. I already took both of the surveys, and I strongly encourage you to take a few minutes of your time and do the same.
Here are the specifics:
I hope this note finds you well. I am writing to share news about the Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com 2009 Reader Surveys. With these surveys, TheBookReportNetwork.com hopes to identify trends and topics that are of interest to readers of young adult and children's literature of all ages --- children, teens and adults. Results will be shared with the media, publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians and educators in the fall of 2009.
In addition to questions about Teenreads.com and Kidsreads.com, both websites from TheBookReportNetwork.com that have been destinations for readers for more than a decade, the surveys address:
-How often they buy books and where they shop
-How often they visit the library and/or take out books
-What kinds of books they are interested in reading
-Who and what influence their reading selections
-How they feel about required summer reading
-What they think about eBooks and digital reading devices
-What their other media habits are
The Teenreads.com Survey can be found here; and the Kidsreads.com Survey can be found here.
We hope you will mention the surveys on your site and encourage all of the teens and children you know --- and anyone else who loves young adult and children's books or works with youth --- to take the surveys. We estimate the Teenreads.com survey will take 15 minutes and the Kidsreads.com survey will take 10 minutes.
As a token of their appreciation for filling out the Teenreads.com 2009 Reader Survey, respondents from the U.S. and Canada will be eligible to enter a random drawing to receive a copy of one of 27 titles, which are being provided by publishers. There will be 775 winners selected. See the full list of 27 titles here. The Teenreads.com Survey will close on August 31st.
For the Kidsreads.com 2009 Reader Survey, respondents from the U.S. and Canada will be eligible to enter a random drawing to receive a copy of one of 24 titles, which are also provided by publishers. There will be 1,000 winners selected. The full list of titles can be found at here. Children under 13 years of age must have their parents/guardians complete a form in order to be eligible for the contest. The Kidsreads.com Survey will close on September 15th.