31 Ways to Support Authors in a Month


What better way to start off a new month than to support an author friend (or two or three)? Here are 31 things you can do in a month 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. A lifelong lover of books, she has edited over 400 books and has launched several Amazon bestsellers for her clients. Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books. She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, The Rotting (in Shivers in the Night), and her novel-in-progress, The Suicide Tree. She lives in Oklahoma with her dogs, Chanel, Wednesday, and Baker.