Today’s book market is flooded. Don’t believe me check out the statistics…
According to Worldometers, so far this year 1,975,193 new book titles have been published.
In 2012, there were 3,500 books published each day in the US.
Btw, neither of these statistical sources include the number of eBooks published daily. Some sources estimate indie/self-publishing adds another 3,000 books per day.
That’s a lot of books. An author can get lost in such a vast sea no matter how much marketing they do. So what can be done to help your favorite author?
Buy their books.
Read their books.
Tell your friends about their books.
But most important, especially for Amazon books…
Other ways to help an Amazon author:
- Add their book to your Amazon wish list, even if you already purchased it.
- Like other people’s reviews. You’ll see the question – Was this review helpful to you? – at the bottom of each Amazon review. Click yes or no.
- Like their author’s page.
Amazon uses algorithms, which I do not understand. I don’t think anyone does.
It doesn’t matter. The fact remains that every review and like on the author’s page raises an author’s rank on the Amazon charts.
Rank increases the book’s visibility among the vast number of books out there. Visibility can lead to sales.
None of my suggestions take much time to do, so please support your favorite authors.
And, just in case you want to help raise my rankings, you’ll find my Amazon author page here.
Lynn, I so appreciate the reblog. Let’s get the word out there. :)
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Some great simple tips for supporting your favorite author from Judythe Morgan.