Five More Things You Can Do for an Author
Many authors create Goodreads giveaways to help build the brand awareness and generate some reviews for their books. Entering the giveaway does a number of things: Gets the book on your shelves (which gives it exposure); makes the book more popular in the giveaway (which gives it exposure); perhaps scores you a free book that you can keep for yourself or give to a friend(which gives it exposure)! A triple win, all with a few simple mouse clicks!
Comments help the post show up higher in search engines and let your favorite author know that that people are reading their posts. Blogging can feel like shouting out in a canyon. Let your voice echo back!
(I wrote about this one before, but it is really important!)
This may seem obvious, and I know not everyone can buy all of the books that they read. However, if you really like an author, purchase their books rather than borrow them. Publishers drop series that don’t sell well, so the best way to help ensure you’ll see your favorite author’s next book is to buy it. If you’re on a limited budget, save up for the books you really like. Your purchase helps ensure that there will be a next book in the series!
Authors rely heavily these days on social media to spread the word about their work. Help them spread their reach! When your favorite author has something to brag about, share it with your Facebook friends!
I'll have more good ideas from Tracy Weber, as you follow along on this blog.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith