If you've ever wondered how you can help authors Here's nine simple ways:
Buy the book. And, encourage your friends to buy it, too!
Give it as a gift. Give the book to friends and family. Don’t wait for the holidays; the sooner you buy, the more confidence you’ll inspire in your friend. Early sales generate more attention in the media and the public.
Recommend it to your friends. If you like the book, tell your friends. Tell everyone about it. Encourage them to buy it. I'm trying to drive up sales and cultivate a following.
Review the book. To those who have read my book, please don't forget to post a review. After all, as Wayne Turmel says, "An online review is like applause for the writer."
Recommend it to local librarians and bookstores. Encourage them to buy the book. Let them know the book is by a local author. The more people ask about a book, the more likely the bookstore will stock it. Suggest they invite me in for a book signing. My book's already in five public libraries, but the more the merrier!
Recommend the book to your book club. If you belong to a reading group, recommend it as your choice for the next book to read. If you know other local book groups, encourage them to select it. If you know book groups in other cities, encourage them too. Tell them know how to get in touch with me to buy the book or to interview me as part of their discussion.
Tell me what you like about the book. Provide support by telling me something you like about the book. Was it a good read? Did it move you to tears or laughter? Did you learn something new? Were you moved to take action? Also, in either part of my book was there anything you wanted more of, questions left unanswered anything more you'd want to know about my life or the dogs? I want to know what you thought, so I know how to improve on my next book.
Network with me. You may have some talent, connection, specialized knowledge, etc. that might be just the thing I need.
Social network with me. Post that you liked my book on Facebook or Tweet about it. Retweet and Share my posts.