Write a Review
Reviews help support authors in so many ways. Not only do they tell others that my books are worthwhile, but they also play a role in Amazon’s recommendation algorithms, and help my books qualify for promotions and marketing opportunities.
Reviews don’t have to be long drawn out essays on the merits of a book. They can simply be two sentences: “I liked this book. Highly recommend.”
While I appreciate positive reviews, even negative ones can be helpful in pointing out what I need to improve on.
More reviews means more people will take a chance on me!
Tell Family and Friends
How many times have you found a book thanks to a word-of-mouth recommendation? Simply telling someone about my book can help in so many ways.
Follow Them on Social Media
Following authors on social media ensures that you’ll never miss their new releases and helps promote them to other people who might not be familiar with their work. It also gives insight into their lives, and engaging with us helps us to create books and stories you want to read.
Give them a shout-out
Authors are the merciless victims of severe self doubt and imposter syndrome. Just by saying hi, giving us a “hey, I liked your book” can mean the world to us and keep us going.
Sign Up for Their Newsletter
Signing up for an author’s newsletter is another way to ensure you never miss a new release, and often gives you more insight into their lives and how a book is written. In addition, you may be privy to exclusive content, discounts, and promotions.
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