We need your help! That’s right, you have the power to help us authors out. If you’ve ever wondered how you can help your favourite author, I’ll give you a few tips here.
Firstly: Buy their books (this always seems to help, no matter how often you do it).
Tip 2: Reviews are king. If you read a book and you enjoyed it, leave a review! Leaving a review to say how much you enjoyed the book will make the author feel warm and fuzzy. But more than that, readers like to know what other people thought (which may prompt them to go on to buy the book themselves). It also helps with an authors ranking on places like Amazon.
Tip 3: Ain’t got time to write a review? Then leave a star rating – It all helps.
Tip 4: Share and like posts about their books. Your friends will see your post and may be interested in reading the book too.
Aside from purchasing an authors books, these little things will help out. I can also say, hand on heart, that most authors also have a day job. And, if they could just earn a little more from their book sales they might be able to reduce their hours and… write more books!
So if you can, blog about it, share your thoughts on social media, write a review on Amazon or Kobo or wherever else you can. What are you waiting for… Go help your favourite author.
Allan Walsh writes Fantasy and Horror. If you’re looking for something new to read in these genres, why not check out his books here