How To Help An Author Whose Books You Like

Do you like my books? If you do, there are some simple, fast ways you can help me get the word out to other readers. I would so appreciate your help! It really does make a difference.



1) Tag my books on Amazon.
To tag SCARS or HUNTED on Amazon, scroll down past all the info and reviews, near to the bottom. You’ll see “Tags Customers Associate With This Product”. Click or checkmark beside any tag that fits for my books.

OR go here for SCARS, and here for HUNTED.

You can also add your own tags (as long as they describe the content of the book, like “cutting” for SCARS, or “dystopian” for HUNTED.

How does it help? When you click on/checkmark tags for my books, you help readers find my books by finding similar books to the ones they’re looking at, or by subject or theme. Amazon also uses tags to decide which titles come up in search results and ‘You might also like…’ recommendations.



2) On Amazon, “Like” my books. Click on the button beside the title that has a thumbs up smybol.



3) Write a short review on Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing, Barnes & Noble, and/or another book site. It doesn’t have to be a long review. Be honest, let people know what you think. It helps other readers figure out if the book would be a good fit for them.

These ways of helping have lasting effects.



4) Recommend a book you love to your friends–online and in person.



If you’ve done any of these things for one of my books, you have my utmost appreciation and gratitude. Thank you so very much!

Doing any of these things (or all of them) is a great gift to an author whose books you enjoy.

Know another way to help an author? Let me know. 🙂

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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1 Response to How To Help An Author Whose Books You Like

  1. I am truly happy you posted this. I am a beginner writer and eager to help others in the same boat.

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