We’re all six degrees of separation from someone famous. (Or, in my case, infamous.) Maybe one of them can help your favorite author! Who do you know who might want to help your favorite author?
We authors LOVE to talk about our work with readers. Readers are, after all, what make our work come alive! And why should library patrons miss out? If your favorite author lives in your region, as your library to invite them in for a book discussion. You’ll get to hang out with them in person and introduce other library patrons to their work!
It will highlight the many fabulous local authors, including your favorite, if they’re from your area.
Reading-related Facebook groups often ask what you’re reading at that moment. Post a comment with the title and author, and tag the author if you can. That way if someone double clicks the author’s name it will take them to their Facebook page. Easy and a way to build your connection with your groups while giving your favorite author a high five!
At a recent signing, one of my fabulous readers asked me to speak at a women’s networking event. They’re giving out my books as prizes and I’ll have a chance to tell about 40 professional women about my journey from being an executive to teaching yoga and writing. Are there similar events that might connect your favorite author with new readers? Invite them to come. You never know what might happen and you demonstrate your love just by asking!
It’s a total kick for your favorite author when a reader asks for their autograph. But what if you read on an e-reader or can’t see your favorite author in person? Authorgraph to the rescue! Check it out and see if any of your favorite books are listed. If you ask for an authorgraph, your favorite author will get an e-mail and oblige. And what a kick for them to know a reader is looking for them!
And that's it. If you have any ideas to add, be sure to put them in a comment.
Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith
The latest in my Deputy Tempe Crabtree mystery series.