Monday, March 10, 2014

Great way to help author friends

While reading another writing blog the other day, I came across this post and just had to share it!  The ideas in this blog post are great for those wanting to help support and promote friends who are published authors.

I love the ideas listed in this post.  I have done some of the items for my author friends.

I appreciate the variety of ideas mentioned.  I did not think about the impact actually reading a friend's book can have on other people.  I admit that when I see someone reading an actual book that I do tend to see if I can find out the title.

I have no problem reading a book in a waiting room or lobby.  Lately, I have been reading the books on writing that I own.  Perhaps I need to begin reading the books of my friends in public and save the writing books (if I do not know the author) for reading at home.

So, when my next book comes out, I hope that some of my friends will do one or more of the included suggestions to help me promote my books.  I know that I have sold copies of my first book due to friends passing on my name.  Friends helping me sell my books does work.

I also know that when my friends publish books of their own, I will be sure to do some of the suggestions listed.  Every little bit of promotion and support helps!

Have you done any of the suggestions in the referenced blog post to help promote a friend's (or your own) book?  I would love to hear what you have done.  Happy reading!