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Hi. I just came upon your substack. The illustrations are impressive but I do not see any person credited for this artwork. Did you do them yourself? I am wondering if they are AI generated. This is an important question for me to have answered before I commit to a paid subscription. Thank you in advance.

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Well done. Thank you!

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Really interesting! Thanks so much for this.

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Illuminating! Thank you for doing this work.

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Thanks for this resource!

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Thank you for sharing this, Simon! This is a wonderful breakdown. I plan to do a similar exercise toward the end of this year for my subscribers, and this is a great starting point for me to figure out what questions to ask.

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It’s so cool to see what other Substack fiction authors are doing, thank you for putting this together! (P.S. Have you thought about making that PDF a Substack post and pay gating? Super valuable!)

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Thanks, this was really interesting Simon. I’ll participate next time around.

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Hey Simon, thank you for taking the time and effort to pull this survey together. It is a really useful snapshot of what is happening in the space. I really hope you continue to expand on it. A suggestion: provide insights on what the stats mean and what trends may emerge in the space.

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But this is the survey by the writers. This won't highlight what people are actually reading and what genres are in trend.

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