Do you love my books? Do you want to read even more books by me? Here’s how you can help me (and other authors you love):
Buy a copy of our books. Publishers look at sales when they’re considering publishing a new book by an author. If the previous books don’t have good sales, another book by the same author might not get published.
If you can’t afford a copy, then please request it at your local library. Most librarians are happy to order in books that readers request.
Post a review–it doesn’t have to be long, even a sentence or two–on Amazon, especially, and also B&N, GoodReads, etc. Reviews help other readers find the book. This is one of the most helpful things you can do, and authors really appreciate it.
Post your review on social media: your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. This again helps other readers find the book.
Post a photo of the book, or the book and you, the book and your pet, etc. to social media. This also helps get more reader interest, and may visually snag someone’s attention.
Recommend it to your friends. I know I love hearing about books my friends have enjoyed, and your friends likely do, too.
Request a copy at your local library.If there are a lot of requests for a book, a library may order more. Or, if there haven’t been any previous requests, they may order a copy. Librarians are usually happy to order in books a patron wants to read. And this will help more readers enjoy a book you’ve loved, too.
Recommend it to a book club.If you or a friend is reading in that genre, why not let others know about it?
Ask your local bookstore where the book is located. This may help to gain more bookstore interest in the book.
Add it to your to-read or other lists on GoodReads.You may help someone else discover a book they’d like to read.
Re-post an author’s book tweets, posts on Facebook or Instagram or other social media. If you like a tweet or post, it helps to re-post it; many more people will see it and perhaps look up the book.
If you especially love my books, sign up for my newsletter (where you can get a free SCARS short story), or join my street team (where you can sometimes win prizes, hear news first, read a free short story, and more.)
If you do any of that, know you have my deep appreciation and thanks.