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100 Respondents Fiction Reader

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Which book description is more enticing (makes you want to read the book)?

Option A

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55/100 votes

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Published Jun 1, 2017
Public

Which book description is more enticing (makes you want to read the book)?

100 Respondents Fiction Reader

Option A

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55 votes
Option B

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45 votes

Responses

Responses to Option A
1
I like A because I think it gets into what the book is about quicker, which draws my attention more than B
2
Intro wording in option B is far too long.
3
more intriguing, especially the reference to "it has been nearly a year"
4
formatted in a way that looks less intimidating
5
A- the writing is very tight and east to read
6
Does not sound good, but I guess this one is ok.
7
I like this description it makes me curious
8
it tells more about the book
9
This one grabs my attention quicker.
10
I like A better.
11
I like the way the plot is described better. I like that the characters are mentioned as is the time frame for the events.
12
I like the structure of A better. The setup is more interesting.
13
This description better sets the stage for the plot and makes you want to continue reading where it leaves off.
14
I think the contagion part really draws me in. I love books and other forms of media with contagions in them.
15
A is more positive
16
It's less bulky and show off-y.
17
The grammatical mistake in B, the fact that the heroes are not named, the use of the word "cabal" all conspire against B. Have you considered removing the scare quotes from the bearers of light in A?
18
Option B looks like the first paragraph is a part of the writing.
19
choice A got my attention
20
I like that A mentions Nevada and Lake Mead, it feels close to home. Also, I like that it introduces the supernatural/mysterious component at the very first - it draws me in.
21
It sounds a little more intriguing and it's more unique.
22
A is more interesting to read and the paragraphs are split up better.
23
it's more appealing because the title header is up top and gives an idea what to expect
24
Choice A seems more mystery and interesting than B.
25
The wording used would make me want to keep reading.
26
Easier to read format.
27
The moment I read option B it's written so un-creatively, it could make the most interesting book sound boring
28
It just sounds cooler.
29
I liked that there was more of a backstory description
30
This makes me very interested in what the book is about
31
It has a title, plus it teases with a bit of the plot, which is enticing. The other option uses more comic book type language.
32
It gets right to the point in describing the action.
33
I'm not sure what a cabal is.
34
Just because that's why
35
appreciate the header with title
36
A gives better background and makes the book seem more interesting
37
I prefer the first one because I think it's important to lead with the World War II bomber that mysteriously disappeared. That's the most intriguing part of the summary and guaranteed to hook potential readers right away.
38
THE FIRST LINE IS WAY TOO LONG
39
I like the way this one sounds.
40
I prefer A because the description grabs you from the start and makes you curious about the connection of the two events and what will happen.
41
I like the summary statement at the top better.
42
I'm less interested in reading it if the first thing I find out is that it's a sequel and I haven't read the previous books. Also I'm interested in Option A because it talks about parts being in Nevada and the Yukon.
43
A little less wordy.
44
more interesting description
45
This one tells it more like a story and makes me want to read the rest of the story.
46
Description is more detailed.
47
This one feels more relatable where as the other one feels distant.
48
The story line is amazing it is more suspenseful and interesting. I would love to read the book.
49
it just better worded
50
Option A grabbed my interest much more quickly.
51
I chose A because I find it to be more helpful to someone who maybe had not read the previous book. When I start a series I tend to read the synopsis of each book before, sometimes !spoilers! haha but I find option A to be more engrossing than B
52
Clearer book description.
53
B gives too much away
54
Choice A grabbed my attention more and held it
55
This text draws me in without spoiling the story. B seems to have spoilers, such as telling the reader that the food supply was deliberately damaged and by whom. These may seem like small details, but I would prefer to discover them in the process of reading the book.
Responses to Option B
1
B is more interesting & descriptive.
2
B tells less of the story and adds more suspense than A
3
Option B is more descriptive
4
The wording is more appealing.
5
I don't like the seemingly-unconnected events; it makes it feel scattered and unclear what the book is about.
6
more involved plot
7
it is easier to understand
8
It starts to pull me in
9
B just seems more coherent a storyline and seems to sum up the novel a little better. A just kind seems like some random events tossed out.
10
B starts out with a description of what is happening and alludes to what might solve the problem. A starts out explaining something that happened years ago, but doesn't get into what the story is really about until later in the description.
11
There was something about Choice B that seemed a little more mysterious. However, this was in a good way.
12
The opening paragraph caught my eye and I was more interested in reading it than A.
13
I like the formatting more.
14
B starts off with the more exciting part and finishes with more info. A is a little boring, with too much info at the start.
15
It starts off with action and immediately catches my interest.
16
B ties the WWII bomber into the story better. I like that it immediately lays out the book that it is the sequel to.
17
more captivating than the other choice
18
B seems way more mystical and enticing to me.
19
This description does a much better job at the beginning at setting an interesting and exciting setting to the book.
20
I like option B because it is almost a small story in and of itself and lets you know that this is a sequel.
21
The description reads faster and is more suspenseful in its wording.
22
This description gives a better glimpse of the plot and it is a quicker snapshot.
23
This one begins the description in a more exciting way. I also like prophecy stories.
24
I like both of these, but I think this one makes more sense logically/sequentially to describe the plot
25
I like post-apocalyptic types of stories and B appeals to me more because it deals with battling a shadowy group of powerful people. I also like the idea of the heroes having to go on an adventure to find a relic.
26
I dislike B less for some reason
27
This sounds much more exciting
28
I was grabbed immediately by B. I like the sound of the this plot. Choice A gets bogged down naming too many characters, I don't need to know that on the cover.
29
it sounded better
30
it read more mystery like
31
nice summary to start
32
Option B has a more compelling headline, which is more important. Option A's description has my mind wandering right away.
33
It has a lot more solidity to it, the end phrase really ties everything in together and just makes it seem more serious and adult like.
34
Except it's a sequel so it really just makes me want to go read the first one.
35
I like the brief mention at the top that it's a sequel.
36
The tagline is a better hook because it's a good selling point
37
I chose B because it seems to be a more cohesive description. Option A seems choppy and disconnected.
38
The chaotic events that are taking place globally are described earlier in this description, which make it seem more more exciting.
39
The descriptions here are more compelling and I can see the different stories that will collide. The other option feels disjointed.
40
Option B grabs my attention right away with the first line of the description. I want to know what the attack was and who was responsible for it.
41
Option B sounds more interesting and is better written. I find it more compelling and I am more apt to buy the book.
42
Option B really grabbed my attention and also kept it. Option A seemed too dry/dull.
43
A is too flowery at the start so B is the best option.
44
Less concise but more intense.
45
The words used in choice A made me feel like I was reading a history book. Choice B on the other hand, lets me know this is a sequel and the first novel seemed to be successful. It just gives me enough information to hook me into reading this book.

Demographics

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Age for Option B
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A

Votes by demographic segment

B


Gender
47%
Male (42)
52%
60%
Female (58)
39%

Age
-
3-17 (None)
-
50%
18-34 (51)
49%
60%
35-49 (35)
40%
53%
50-64 (13)
46%
100%
65+ (1)
0%

Income
54%
$0-30k (37)
45%
51%
$30-60k (37)
48%
61%
$60-100k (18)
38%
62%
$100k+ (8)
37%

Ethnicity
54%
White (72)
45%
44%
Black (9)
55%
61%
Asian (13)
38%
50%
Hispanic (4)
50%
100%
Other (2)
0%

Education
61%
High School (13)
38%
51%
College (72)
48%
66%
Grad School (15)
33%
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