We spend so much time promoting our own novels, we sometimes forget that we have some really great author friends who also have novels they would like promoted.
I'm a big fan of PAYING IT FORWARD. I mean TRULY paying it forward! The kind of paying it forward when you help someone without expecting anything back!
Here are some tips from an AUTHOR'S point of view:
Go to your friend's novel and click the like button. The more 'likes' they have, the more visual they become for more readers to find them. Don't ask me how algorithms work...they just do.
If you have read their book and agree with their tags, go ahead and tag them too.
As a reader, you can create a LISTMANIA LIST. Add your favorite authors to it. This helps new readers find new authors, your friend's book! Be sure to TAG and LIKE books that you do like by your author friends.
Give your friends a shout-out or two on the day of their release and be sure to link to their book so it will be easy for your tweets to find.
On the day of your friend's release, be sure to give them a shout-out on your Facebook pages.
If your writer friends have blogs, be sure to follow their blog. It's always fun to share their blogs with their target audience.
Tell me, how do you pay it forward?