How To Show Your Appreciation To An Author #SundayBlogShare #authors #books


“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 say thanks to the author for producing such a wonderful story?

Here are 23 ways:

  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 say thanks to the author.

One little message of thanks can make an author’s day. I know this because I am a Wattpad author and the messages of thanks put a smile on my face and give me a warm fuzzy glow. Life is all about those warm fuzzy glows!

Have a wonderful day!

Psst..this week my new fictional comedy podcast ‘The Diary of Roxy Collins’ will be launching. Stand by folks. I might have to throw a virtual launch party.

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36 thoughts on “How To Show Your Appreciation To An Author #SundayBlogShare #authors #books

  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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