Ten Tips For Helping Out Indie Authors

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Writers are always looking for help with getting the word out about his books. If you’re looking to help an author you may want to take a look at this list of easy things that can be done to help your favorite indie author out. These are all easy-tips that will go a long way towards getting that author in front of a wider readership.

  1. Write a review for an online bookstore. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can even copy and paste that review onto several of your favorite shopping spots.
  2. Add the book to your Goodreads shelf. And when you write the review for the online bookstore above, copy and paste it onto Goodreads too.
  3. Write a blog review and then invite your followers on Facebook and/or Twitter to come over and hear what you think.
  4. While reading the book, post comments on Facebook or Twitter about what you’re reading and what you like about it. Make people curious about the book you’re reading!
  5. When finished reading the book, let your followers know your concluding thoughts on the book and include a link to the author’s website or book page.
  6. Write a review for a print newspaper, magazine, or newsletter.
  7. Donate your copy of the book to a public, school, or church library, or ask them if they’d be willing to purchase a copy to add to their system.
  8. Offer to host the author on your blog. Ask unique and interesting questions that you think your blog readers might enjoy. Be sure to invite your friends and family over to “meet” the author.
  9. Start a discussion about the book over on Goodreads in one of your groups. You could even consider asking the author to join you for a question and answer session.
  10. Most importantly… talk about the book. When you’re genuinely excited about the book with others, then they’ll want to check out the book for themselves.
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