Dawn (dawn_key) wrote in lj_biz,
Dawn
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Based on the positive response to my prior poll, I've taken the liberty of gathering up some comics that could potentially be distributed here at LJ on a paid subscription basis.

Here is another poll to see what people think. It should be answered only by people who would be willing to pay for comics. Thanks!
Poll #106867 Premium Comics

Comic panels (one frame gags, no recurring characters) from various cartoonists would be sorted according to reader interest. Which categories might you be interested in, for 6-mo/6-day-wk delivery at $2.95 each?

Male/female relations
0(0.0%)
Friends
0(0.0%)
School
0(0.0%)
Home/family
0(0.0%)
Pets/animals
1(2.9%)
Sports/recreation
0(0.0%)
Dumb & dumber(juvenile)
0(0.0%)
"Off the wall"/bizarre
0(0.0%)
Health/fitness/diet
0(0.0%)
In the news/celebrities
0(0.0%)
High tech/nerdcore
1(2.9%)
Work/business
0(0.0%)
Art
0(0.0%)

Any other category not presented here?

Would you be interested in a "buy 3, get 1 free" kind of deal?

Yes, I always like a special deal
28(80.0%)
No, that would be cheesy
7(20.0%)

Which comic STRIPS might you be interested in, for 6-mo/6-day-wk delivery at $3.95 each?

Three white 20-something roommates (1 female, 2 males)
0(0.0%)
Racially mixed 20-something friends, from an African-American cartoonist
0(0.0%)
Pair of light sci-fi/fantasy strips for teen readers
0(0.0%)
Innocent look at friendship and love from a male perspective
0(0.0%)
Light fantasy strip about family life and female power, from female cartoonist
0(0.0%)
Edgy, irreverent, angry look at life from 20-something perspective
1(3.3%)
Newlywed white couple
0(0.0%)
Overwhelmed white college student
1(3.3%)
Cultural differences, folklore and ghost stories of the American Southwest from a Hispanic cartoonist
0(0.0%)
History's blog-what happened on this day in history, present whimsically
0(0.0%)

Any specific strip or subject matter not listed here?

What do you think of the pricing?

Pricing too high
15(42.9%)
Pricing too low
1(2.9%)
Panels and strips should be same price
3(8.6%)
Strips require more work and SHOULD be higher priced than panels
2(5.7%)
Panels are funnier and should be higher priced than strips
0(0.0%)
I like the pricing as is
12(34.3%)

Any additional comments about pricing?

Would you like the creators to keep journals to get insight into their lives and discuss these comics?

Yes, that would be interesting
30(85.7%)
No, I don't care about that
5(14.3%)

I would be willing to pay more for comic strips that are exclusive to LiveJournal

Yes, exclusivity makes them more valuable to subscribers
4(10.3%)
Yes, being exclusive to LJ would help draw needed paying members
6(15.4%)
No, I couldn't care less if they can be found elsewhere
9(23.1%)
No, I want them available as cheaply as possible
9(23.1%)

If you WOULD be willing to pay more for exclusivity (so that cartoonists can't sell their work elsewhere), how many dollars should that be?

Mean: 2.16 Median: 1 Std. Dev 1.56
1
10(52.6%)
2
4(21.1%)
3
1(5.3%)
4
0(0.0%)
5
4(21.1%)
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