Chuck Sambuchino of Writer’s Digest Books wrote a blog entitled, “How to Support an Author’s New Book: 11 Ideas For You.” It was posted today at Writersinthestorm here on WordPress. Check it out HERE.
He offers great ideas to help you support your author friends and your fellow authors.
Host a book party – invite your friends over for coffee or wine and discuss the book with them. It’s a good way to get together with your friends, and at the same time, get the word out about the book. If the work is a period piece, perhaps you could host a costume dinner party. If it’s a book about wine or a cookbook, all the better!
Invite the author to speak at your organizations – churches, schools, evening events are always looking for a fresh face to entertain the crowd. Make sure he/she brings lots of books to sell and a good pen to sign.
Suggest the book as next month’s read at your book club – that one is self-explanatory.
Invite the author to post on your blog – either a snippet, bio, or an interview, or you could just write a review of the book yourself. Don’t forget to post the buy links.
The number one thing you can do to help your author friends is to SHOW UP & BRING FRIENDS!! Attend their book signings, virtual book tours, Twitter chats, Facebook events, retweet, share, tell.
It takes one person to write a book. It takes a village to sell it.