Here are a few ways to support authors. I often get asked “how can I help promote your book?” (and that is always a nice question to hear as an author). From buying a book to writing a review online to posting a picture of a book on social media…here are some ways to support authors…
WAYS TO SUPPORT AUTHORS
- Buy the book
- Write a review online (Amazon, Indigo, GoodReads, blog post)
- Go to book launches (in person or virtual)
- Post a picture of the book on social media (book in the wild, bookshelf, flatlay, reading the book…however you might be inspired)
- Recommend the book to friends, family, neighbours, PTA, book clubs, around the office water cooler…anywhere)
- Share, comment, RT, save the authors’ social media book promotion posts and help amplify their call to action on raising awareness about the book
- Borrow the book from your public or school library
- Turn the book facing outward in bookstores! So many books can get lost on the shelf. And those prime outward facing book spots are usually reserved for “big names” or “sponsored” books (i.e. the publishers pay for better placement). Help an author out and turn the book facing outward on a bookshelf.
My family and I have a game (a scavenger hunt of sorts) where we go into bookstores and look for my books. If we find them, we turn a copy facing outward. Hopefully, the next customer going up that book aisle will notice it and consider purchasing it.
Here are a few of my latest books
THE ADVENTURES OF GRANDMASAURUS BY CAROLINE FERNANDEZ
When magic museum dust makes Grandma start sneezing, we know we’re in for a wild time. With each sneeze, Grandma turns into a different dinosaur and takes off. It’s up to me and Moonie to track her down and keep her from making a mess of the museum – before we miss the bus home! There is a world of adventure searching for and identifying Grandmasaurus. This intergenerational tale also shows kids know best when it comes to proper behaviour at the museum!
STOP READING THIS BOOK BY CAROLINE FERNANDEZ
In this story, the book itself perceives the reader as a mischief-maker and tries to protect its pages. It is a story of a book judging a reader by their “cover.” In turning pages, the reader becomes the hero of their own story overcoming the challenges the book puts up to roadblock reading. Stop Reading This Book introduces young readers to book elements like protagonists, antagonists, conflict, and resolution and showcases themes of child empowerment, judgment and misjudgment, marginalization and inclusivity, and persistence.