What's Your Favourite Genre

Just after we launched White Rose Publishing, we put up a poll to get reader input on what their favourite sub-genre of Christian romance was. Here are the results:

22.5% prefer Contemporary
36% prefer Historical (which we broke out into even smaller subsets [see below])
17.1% prefer Romantic Suspense
8.1% don't have a preference and would read any of the sub-genre
6.3% prefer romantic cozy mysteries
4.5% prefer romance with supernatural elements
4.5% prefer multicultural

...and one person evidently doesn't like any of these sub-genres!

Below is the actual breakdown, but what does this tell me as the Senior Editor responsible for overseeing what WRP contracts? Obviously, we want to sell books, so I'm thinking finding some really great contemporary and historical romances would be a good idea--especially some with a suspense element, eh? :) However, if you write multicultural or romantic cozies--or something we've never seen before, don't rule us out. A great story will always hit a reader's must-read list.

Oh, and if you want to participate in our latest poll (tell us your fave. POV), head on over to the WRP website & tell us what you really think.

25 --22.5%
American-set Historicals
20 --18%
Romantic Suspense
19 --17.1%
12 --10.8%
Any of the above
9 --8.1%
8 --7.2%
Romantic Cozy Mystery
7 --6.3%
Romance w/ supernatural elements
5 --4.5%
5 --4.5%
None of the above
1 --0.9%
Gothic flavoured
0 0%

Number of Voters : 111

1 comment:

  1. Wow, historicals are really popular right now. I've always admired people who can write them.

    I voted in this poll, but really it depends on the book. A good book is a good book, regardless of the sub-genre. Of course, getting people to pick it up and give it chance is another story. :) I guess that's where the cover art comes in.

    I'm going to work on writing a suspenseful regency historical contemporary love story set in America. LOL

    Blessings, Teri