I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, and I know I’ve done a post similar to this before, but needs change, the market changes… I change…
OK. Seriously. The super simple list:
- Leave a review. Tell your reader friends what a big deal it is for an author to have reviews on book seller sites like Amazon. Books without reviews don’t get noticed. You don’t have to write anything fancy–a sentence or two works just fine.
- When you see your friend’s book out in the wild – bookstore, library, bus… Take a pic! Post it! If we didn’t want our writing to be seen, we wouldn’t be publishing our stories 🙂
- Request that your local library carry the book. For most libraries, this is super simple and can probably be done online if you have an account with your library.
How simple, right? But all of these things are a really big deal – I don’t care if the author is putting out their first book, their thirtieth book, if they make money, or hardly make any. These are pretty universal little things that we can all do to be killer literary citizens 🙂