31 Ways to Support Authors in January

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What better way to start off your January than to support an author friend (or two or three)? Here are 31 things you can do this January to show your love for the author community. Download the free printable PDF below!

  1. Buy their e-book
  2. Add their book to your Goodreads “currently reading” list
  3. Write an Amazon review
  4. Recommend their book to your Goodreads friends
  5. Watch them on Facebook Live
  6. Comment on their blog posts
  7. Buy a paperback book
  8. Write a Goodreads review
  9. Request their book from your local library
  10. Click the follow button on their Amazon Author Page
  11. Post a photo of you reading their book on Instagram
  12. Tweet a link to their book with your short review
  13. Interview the author on your blog or podcast
  14. Go to an author book signing or event
  15. Request their book at your local bookstore to create demand
  16. Give their book to someone as a gift
  17. Join their Facebook group and engage
  18. Pin their book on Pinterest
  19. Hit the like button on 5-star Amazon reviews
  20. Suggest their book to a book blogger
  21. Send an encouraging message or email to the author
  22. Make fan art and post about it on social media
  23. Engage with their Facebook page posts by liking, commenting, and sharing
  24. Write them fan mail and mail it to their house
  25. Tag a friend on the author’s social media post
  26. Spam their Instagram feed with likes
  27. Subscribe to their email newsletter
  28. Forward or share their emails to friends
  29. Give them a shoutout on Facebook Live, SnapChat, or Instagram Stories
  30. Feature their blog post in your own email newsletter or social media post
  31. Nominate their book for an award
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An expert editor, seasoned writer, and author-centric marketer, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with authors and business owners every day. Her blog posts have been featured on popular websites like The Book Designer and Positive Writer. She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist and her novel-in-progress, The Suicide Tree. She lives in Oklahoma with her two dogs, Chanel and Wednesday.