How to Love an Author

by | 1 February 2019 | Books | 12 comments

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!

Jane Maree

Jane Maree

Jane Maree is an Adventurer—exploring the endless wonders of God’s beautiful creation. She started writing by accident, but since the very beginning has loved the enchantment of words on paper. If you say anything about pizza, superheroes, books, or any of her many, many fandoms, she’ll come at the double. Aside from crafting worlds using only twenty-six letters, she is a passionate Jesus-lover, freelance editor, self-trained martial artist, songwriter, and musician. In her spare time, she's often off on random adventures in the name of story research. She seeks to inspire her readers to step out and become the heroes of hope this world needs.

12 Comments

  1. Merie Shen

    AYE!
    It’s not even that much to show a reader’s love! 🙂 I suppose you might say that a reader’s words mean as much as any gift to a writer. xD

    Reply
    • Jane Maree

      Absolutely! It doesn’t take much effort from us, but it can mean so much to any writer. 😀

      Reply
  2. Aposhipolepo

    I do not remember having actually sent anything to an author, unless my participating in a Certain Book Thing which you know more about than I do.
    I was expecting something rather different when I saw the title in my inbox, but this is definitely an important topic. As I started reading the post I was hoping you were going to reveal some reason we would soon be able to send things to you, but nope 🙁
    I would like to support authors more so I should get some more social media for myself, also fix my Instagram.
    Anyways, thanks Jane nice post.

    Reply
    • Jane Maree

      Ahah, that might count. Depending on what parts of the Certain Book Thing you’ll be completing. 😛

      Aw, haha, not yet. You’ll have to wait a little longer for that announcement. 😉

      Reply
  3. Evelyn Kelly

    I guess I had never thought through this before, but you make good points. 🙂

    Something I had thought through is how to love on bloggers. Comments make their day, so no longer do I just read the post, enjoy it, and expect the blogger to know that, but I’ve learned to interact, and love interacting after posts, whether it be a discussion (haha like here 😉 ) or just a simple thank you for the post, I enjoyed it. 🙂

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    • Jane Maree

      Thanks! 😀

      That is SO true. Comments are the best things ever (thank you! ❤) and it can be so encouraging to get even the simplest ones. 😊

      Reply
  4. Kendra Lynne @ The Wanderling

    I would absolutely love to write a letter or message to one of my favorite authors (that are still living, heh). I’ll have to try to do that! 😀

    Authors deserve a lot of love. They’ve created amazing worlds for us to get lost in and characters to break our hearts! And that’s only half of it. 🙂

    Reply
    • Jane Maree

      I’m sure Tolkien would appreciate it. Oh wait… 😂

      I 100% agree! There’s so much work that goes into writing books (not even mentioning editing), and it’s actually so much fun to be able to thank an author for that hard work.

      Reply
  5. MiddleEarthMusician

    I would LOVE to send a letter to one of my favorite authors! :-O Why have I never thought of that before??? XD

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    • Jane Maree

      You should do it!!! It’s so much fun and it’s so special for YOU, let alone the author. It’s seriously just the best. 💕

      Reply

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