How To Give An Author Some Love #Bookish #AmReading

“A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading.”
― William Styron, Conversations with William Styron

Ever read a great book and wondered how to give the author some love?

Maybe the book has put a smile on your face? Maybe it brought back happy memories of your own? Maybe it has helped changed your life or maybe it has been such an entertaining read you just want to lie down in a darkened room with a cool flannel over your forehead?

Once our books have been born and are out in the world, us authors, get a bit needy and protective of our offspring. We want to hear that they have made a difference in the world.

It is nice to give love back to others.

Here are 23 ways you can show an author some love:

  1. Tweet your appreciation.
  2. Post your appreciation on Facebook.
  3. Take a photo of the cover and stick on Instagram.
  4. Write the author a letter.
  5. Email the author.
  6. Write a blog post about the author.
  7. Leave a message of thanks on the Author’s Facebook page.
  8. Send the author a #tweethug.
  9. Film yourself saying thanks to the author and stick video clip on social media. (I have been wanting to do this for ages. I do hope my future readers do this about my books. Love video clips!)
  10. Recommend the book to your friends.
  11. Suggest that your local book club reads the book.
  12. Post a link to the book on one of your ‘Read & Recommend’ Facebook Groups.
  13. Pin the book on Pinterest.
  14. Post it on Tumblr.
  15. Leave a message for the author via their website.
  16. Sign up to your author’s newsletter.
  17. Write a book review and stick on blog.
  18. Write a review on Goodreads.
  19. Promote via your social media tribe.
  20. Promote via your blogging tribe.
  21. Leave a review on Amazon or Kobo.
  22. Encourage your writer friends to read it. We all love good books.
  23. Shout about it!

Writing a book is tough. Trust me – it takes blood, sweat and many tears!

If you have read a book that has moved you or taken you on a wonderful journey, please show the author some love.

For fans of this blog, my debut novel is out now. Please click on the this link to have a closer look:

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Lucy Mitchell lives in South Wales with her husband, her two teenage daughters, a giant labrador and a gang of unruly cats. Lucy is the author of the award winning blog, BlondeWriteMore and was a Featured Romance Author on Wattpad. When she’s not working or writing, Lucy can be found listening to audiobooks in a muddy field with her dog or sat outside her local pub in the sunshine enjoying a glass of wine. Her debut novel Instructions Falling In Love Again is OUT now and already pulling in some fabulous reviews ❤️

36 thoughts on “How To Give An Author Some Love #Bookish #AmReading

  1. Totally agree. Although most people think bookstagram is shallow and “real readers” don’t use it, it’s the best way to get someone to read a book. After all a picture is worth a thousand words. Love this list

  2. Now I’ve entered the world of blogging, and mingled with many authors, I have come to understand this even more. It makes a world of difference. A word of encouragement is worth so much! It can be the difference between carrying on with your dream, and packing the whole writing malarkey in!

  3. I feel that posting a review would tell more about the book. It will do the author justice that his/her work has spread such positivity in someone’s life. Much love ❤

      1. You should know I love sticking my virtual head around your virtual door and see what you’re up to.
        You’re one of my fav bloggies remember? 🙂

      2. Oh good – I can’t wait to hear it! I’m excited for you Lucy and Roxy! 🙂
        Does Roxy still remember me? It’s been so long!

  4. Great advice, posted to FB. I have had five Goodreads Giveaways with an average of five copies each. These giveaways have each attracted several hundred entrants but have garnered only three or four reviews to date. In my opinion the reviews are the most important way to thank and author. But reviews should be appreciated whether or not they are glowing endorsements. Constructive criticism is perhaps more helpful than thumping back slaps. Thanks for the post.

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