Sunday, February 28, 2010

Ten Things You Can Do To Support Your Favorite Author [Take Action]

I was over at Today's Adventure, reading her Cream of the Crop feature, and stumbled on a link to Lisa Shearin's site to a blog post (2/24) on how to support your favorite authors. Lisa had reposted the article with permission from Diana Pharaoh Francis. It's an amazing article. I recommend you go read it.

In the meantime, here are ten things that the article says you can do to support your favorite author:
  1. Buy NEW books every time you can for yourself, and for gifts.
  2. Tell your friends.
  3. Post your reviews everywhere you can.
  4. Recommend the author's work to your book group.
  5. Email the author to tell them what you think.
  6. Ask for the books you're looking for in the bookstore.
  7. Recommend your favorite authors when you see others perusing the shelves.
  8. Face your favorites so that the whole cover shows, (be careful not to cover other authors)
  9. Link to your favorite authors' sites on your website.
  10. Go to book signings!
I feel like I can do a better job of 3, 5, 6, and 9, so look for more of that around here for my favorites.

I just want to reiterate that this list is not from my brain, but that of Diana Pharaoh Francis... I don't even pretend to take credit for it, but thought it warranted sharing here. This is a paraphrased version of her article that is much, much better than my little list!

[Via Today's Adventure via Lisa Shearin via Diana Pharaoh Francis]


Fluffymuppet said...

Really cool list, thanks for posting.

NotNessie said...

YAY! So happy you reposted this. I'm going to try and do better on several of these points as well.