You may not know this, but most authors are too shy to ask for help. Which may leave you wondering, what can you do to support them? Here are five quick ways to help your favorite authors, compiled in a fun infographic.
- Buy their books. Whether it’s an eBook, or print, or as a gift – get a copy.
Review their books. Reviews really do matter, so take a few moments on Amazon, Goodreads, or wherever you can, to give it 5-stars.
Follow them + share. Follow the author on social media. Then, don’t forget to share! Let your peeps on social media know, put together a blog with a list of your favorite reads, or post pictures of you holding their book.
- Recommend them. Are you part of a book group? See if they’ll consider the author’s book for the group! Recommend the book on Goodreads. Share with a friend.
- Offer to help. Have you ever asked an author if there’s something else they need? Perhaps you can take their book into your local library, or bookstore, and see if they’ll carry it. Grab some of their bookmarks and share locally.
That should get you started. What other ways can you support authors? Share them in the com box!