Saturday, February 1, 2014

January poll results

Here are the results of the January poll.

How did you discover the OUTLANDER books?
  • 37.66% - A friend or family member recommended the books to me.
  • 26.64% - I stumbled across them while browsing in a bookstore or library.
  • 12.89% - A friend or family member gave me a copy of OUTLANDER, saying, "Read this, you'll love it!"
  • 3.67% - Someone on Facebook, Goodreads, or another online site recommended them.
  • 2.34% - A librarian or bookstore employee recommended them.
  • 2.27% - I discovered the audiobooks first, then decided to look for the printed version.
  • 2.19% - I read a review in a newspaper, magazine, or online.
  • 1.88% - Doubleday Book Club or other book-of-the-month club.
  • 1.72% - I don't remember.
  • 1.64% - I found a used copy at a garage sale, second-hand bookstore, etc.
  • 0.78% - Someone at my book club mentioned them.
  • 0.16% - I had been reading excerpts of Diana's work on Compuserve since before OUTLANDER was published.
  • 0.08% - I happened to see Diana at a book-signing or other public event.
  • 6.09% - Other
Here are the responses for "Other". It's rather a long list, but I thought the responses were worth sharing.
  • Searching for a differnt Scottish Time travel Romance
  • iBook
  • Heard the hype after the hardback came out, bought the paper version.
  • While babysitting, I found Voyager on coffee table. Instantly hooked!
  • Was intrigued by mention of J and C in Sara Donati's book. Never looked back!
  • I was searching for the longest books possible on Audible.
  • Some random women (maybe on the bus) told me about it in the early 90's.
  • the series is filming in my home town
  • Recommended on Med Line nurses site as a book that nurses might enjoy
  • Had purchased a book called The Outlander on my kindle. Stumbled onto Outlander
  • Free Nook book-GLADLY paid for all other DG books!!
  • I work at a library and Diana's books are VERY popular... I now know why...
  • I found the books on my grandmother's bookshelf when I was about 10.
  • I read it when it first came out, and I don't remember how I discovered them.
  • Found them at a Highland Festival right after the first book came out.
  • My dad had the first 4 or 5 books, when he died I got all his books...
  • A friend lent it to me!
  • Overheard two women talking about OUtlander
  • Came across the first two books at Costco.
  • Outlander was free on Kindle autumn 2010 - that got me started.
  • It is a tale in itself....
  • I read several of The Lord John books first.
  • I had gone to 'Scottish Games' event and overheard a lady talking about it.
  • They were half price in a book magazine in the local school
  • I went to Amazons "Best Sellers List" and foud one of the series there,
  • was looking online for similar book like "A knight in shining armor"
  • My ex-boyfriend's Aunt had a copy of DIA and I was bored one day and borrowed it
  • Free on Nook
  • huge Sam Heughan fan, found the books after he was cast as Jamie
  • I stumbled across it in an Albertson's of all places!
  • I read Scottish Prisoner and had to find out more about Jamie Fraser.
  • Then online boyfriend recommended it. He's now hubby. Both rereading Outlander
  • Found the first book at a bookstore shortly after pub. Followed ever since.
  • Kindle on Amazon.com
  • www.booktrib.com
  • at a truck stop I picked it up to have something to read while out on the road
  • A waitress told me about the series.
  • I needed a very thick book to read during summer holidays.
  • found working a 2nd hand book department
  • Co worker not really a "friend"
  • Found it on my mama's bookshelf
  • Random person came into the shop I work at and recommended them.
  • A student in my class recommended them when I talked of similar books I loved.
  • I read a recommendation on Amazon!
  • deborah harkness, author of A discovery of witches, recommended it
  • My husband gave DRUMS OF AUTUMN in Xmas stocking..now re reading all. .
  • Borrowed from a stack of paperbacks a friend had. Rest is history!
  • Saw mention of the characters in S. Donati's book and haven't looked back
  • Jo Anne Hissem
  • Heard about the starz series and wanted to find out what all the fuss was
  • a friend had read it and said it was crap: too much violence & sex
  • Stumbled onto it on Amazon eBooks
  • An aunt gave me Voyager - the first DG book I read.
  • Read a Lord John story in Warriors (which I was reading for Dunk and Egg)
  • Came across it while browsing for historical fiction set in Scotland.
  • I saw the series mentioned online in an "if you like this" tye of way.
  • By pure accident I bought Dragonfly I. A. and from that day I was hooked! 1995..
  • The first book was a kindle freebie.
  • I was one of the proofreaders for Dragonfly in Amber and couldn't put it down.
  • In a store I was working at, while I was putting books and magazines out.
  • An AOL story in 1999 titled "Books That Changed Your Life." They did.
  • I went to Scotland in 1998. A co-worker felt I would like the book. I DID!
  • neighbor insisted I read her copies of the first three in the series
  • I found 'Outlander' in a store while on my lunch break. I had to wait for DIA !
  • I read fast so I was looking for the fattest book. Thank you Diana.
  • I found it on a bookshelf in the recyclingroom i our building!
  • found the 1st four books in charity shop for £2 each in 2006
  • Amazon was featuring Outlander for free on Kindle.
  • I googled Scotland and "Outlander" showed up.
  • I was given Dragon Fly in Amber as a Christmas gift in '92 and was hooked!!
  • Graham McTavish
  • Outlander kept coming up as a suggestion similar to a favorite author
  • Looking for a new book on Amazon & saw ALL the awesome reviews.
  • It was a Free Friday selection from Nook
  • My OWN bookstore employee nagged me until I read Outlander. Read til 3 am.
  • I found it as a recommendation on Amazon Kindle Books
  • I was given a copy of Fiery Cross and was hooked & had to start at the beginning
  • At a library sale of old books. After reading DOA I went and got the series.
There were 1280 responses to this poll. Thanks very much to everyone who participated!  Please take a moment to vote in the February poll, which is all about your reactions to the upcoming OUTLANDER TV series on STARZ.

2 comments:

Sandi said...

Love to see how everyone came to join the clan. No matter the journey, they're part of us now! :)

Christiane said...

The responses for "other" are incredible ! The ones I like the best : "Huge Sam Heughan fan, found the books after he was cast as Jamie" and "overheard two women talking about Outlander". Thankyou Karen for keeping us updated.