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5 Quick Ways to Support Your Favorite Author

Posted by DorothyWiley on Jan 17, 2015 2:04:37 PM

by Dorothy Wiley


There are numerous ways you can show your support for your favorite authors and in today's highly competitive publishing environment, your help means a great deal. Of course, buying the books is the most obvious, but there are other important ways as well. For some people, especially those who grew up with technology, these suggestions might seem elementary. But for many of us, especially baby boomers, it's not as obvious as you might think.


Listed below are five quick and easy ways to show author support. I've provided my links as examples. This list may seem like a lot, but it only takes a few seconds or minutes to complete. And even for a baby boomer like me, they're doable.


1)      First, and foremost, rate and write a review of the book for the book's page on Amazon. Your review doesn't have to be long. A few sentences is sufficient. While you're there, read some of the reviews for the book and just beneath each review, click on "Yes" if the review was helpful to you.


2)      If you're a member of Goodreads, write a short review for the book's page on that website as well. It's a great site for book lovers and it's free! Here are the two pages on Goodreads for my books:



3)      Follow the author's Amazon author page. Just click on the word "Follow" below the author's picture. Here's mine:



4)      If the author has a You Tube Channel, first, subscribe to their channel so you'll know when they upload new trailers or videos. Second, view their trailers on You Tube and give them a thumbs up! My book trailers are on my You Tube Channel:



5)      Follow the author on social media and PLEASE help spread their posts:

On Facebook, you can like (a thumbs up), but more importantly, SHARE the author's posts. The SHARE arrow allows you to share the author's post with others and tremendously increases its visibility. If you haven't done this before, try sharing one of my posts on Facebook:


On Twitter, the most important thing you can do is tap the RETWEET button. It looks like two arrows making a box. Follow me on Twitter @WileyDorothy and retweet my latest book post:



Writing a good book is really hard. So, take a couple of minutes and let your favorite authors know you support them. As readers, it's a great way to pay it forward.


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Jan 30, 2015 3:42 PM WillE.Day    says:

This is a great reminder for all of us.  Of course we all want this- Law of Attraction right?  We should do this more for our favorite authors and the favor will return to us. . . eventually .

Jan 31, 2015 4:56 AM DorothyWiley    says:

WillE.Day Thanks for the comment. I agree!