Writing books is hard work. All in agreement say ‘aye’.
Authors put a lot of effort and time and tears and heart into writing the amazing books we get to read at our leisure. It’s amazing to be able to read them, but you know what’s even more amazing? We can send the love right back at these authors—even if we’ve never met them before!
So get your loveable t-shirts on and let’s look at some ways to spread all the love to these amazing human beans! 💕
Review their book
Book reviews are incredibly helpful for authors. They help other readers find their book and see whether or not they’ll enjoy it. They help spread the word about the book. And on places like Amazon, the book can get more visibility on the site if they have more reviews.
Pre-order their next book
Pre-orders are also amazing!
a) They show the author how excited everyone is for their book and HOW COOL IS THAT?
b) They show the booksellers how excited everyone is for the book and they want to advertise it more and spread the word more.
Send them a letter/card in the mail
Who doesn’t love getting letters/cards in the mail? I think it’s one of the coolest things ever to get a note from a friend just saying hello all the way from whatever part of the world they’re at. It’s so special and I can keep it in my letters drawer forever and look at it in fifty years’ time and still remember that special feeling of receiving it.
Am I alone in this? I don’t think so. There’s just something really special about checking the mail and getting a note.
There’s also something really special about writing an actual letter to your favourite author. I 10000% recommend you try it out.
Message them about how much you loved their book
It doesn’t even have to be an actual letter, just a quick message to thank them for writing their book and to tell them about your favourite parts and how excited you are about their next book. It can make an author’s day with just a few simple sentences!
I’m not even exaggerating when I say that it’s made my day to message an author. It’s so special to be able to make them feel special. It’s a win-win, guys!
So who’s with me? There are so many special little ways to love an author, and I think we should take advantage of them as often as we can. (On that note, my friend Savannah is co-hosting an Instagram challenge called #loveanauthor2019, so all Instagrammers should definitely check that out!)
Have you ever sent a letter to an author? What ways are you going to share the author love this February? Let’s chat together!