Hi, howdy, hello everybody!
Wow y’all haven’t heard from me since October. Sorry about that! I’ve been busy as a bee with a combination of college applications, homework and traveling. Before I went to China, (yes, I went to China) I surveyed some of the teachers and members of my graduating class at my school. I have been running under the assumption that my teachers and fellow seniors will most likely make up 95% of the people who buy my book. Let’s look at the survey results and see if that is true.
I surveyed 24 high school teachers and 36 seniors.
87% of teachers surveyed like poetry.
83% of teachers surveyed would buy a poetry book written by a student.
79% of teachers surveyed would buy a poetry book for $10.
37% of teachers surveyed would buy a shirt to promote a student’s book.
75% of teachers surveyed listen to the announcements most of the time/everyday.
66% of seniors surveyed like poetry.
80% of seniors surveyed would buy a poetry book from a peer.
66% of seniors surveyed would buy a poetry book for $10.
41% of seniors surveyed would buy a shirt to promote a peer’s book.
52% of seniors surveyed listen to the announcements most of the time/everyday.
The majority of teachers surveyed receive their school related news through students, other teachers and emails.
The majority of seniors surveyed use Instagram, Email, Text and Snapchat (in decreasing order) as means of communication.
I would like to believe that the numbers are in my favor. Of the 20 teachers and 29 seniors who claimed on the survey that they would buy a book, I believe about 15 and 20, respectively, may actually do so. The one result that was disappointing but expected was the amount of people who selected no for the question regarding the shirt (27 teachers and senior in total). But the shirts are simply a method to promote the book and the survey presented me with some insight on potentially better ways to promote. A shockingly high amount of teachers and seniors listen to the announcements. I was already planning on announcing my book release party on the announcements but the results are extra incentive to do so. I also know that social media will be my best bet for distributing information about the book, including how to buy it, to my peers.
Thanks for reading!
Tarebear the Writer