105 Ways to Give a Book

Tell An Author You Care

Today is Tell An Author You Care Day, according to Emily at Whimsy Books. Her ideas for showing our humble appreciation:
  1. Write a letter or email to a favorite author. I think J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer receive plenty of fan letters. Think of an author you love who may need a little boost.

  2. Write a positive review on Amazon and, if you want to, link to it in your blog.

  3. Buy a book by a favorite author and give it to someone who will enjoy it.

  4. Profile an author in your blog. I’m not talking just another review. Tell us a little about the author and mention at least one of his/her books that you love.
I’m on this idea like white on rice. (Which reminds me, all you clever wordsmiths should head over to Defective Yeti and submit suggestions to his very witty Cliché Rotation Project.) I love taking opportunities to give people positive messages to counteract all the negative buzz we generate in our own minds, whether it’s family, friends, or authors. Actually, I was at a party on Saturday night, and was complimenting near-strangers all night. I was in that mindset somehow — though the red wine might have had something to do with it — but I’ll tell you, it was fun to tell folks nice things just because I could.

In terms of authors, I’m going to try and do all four of Emily’s suggestions, but I may need more than a day. We’ll see how it goes. I’ll be back with a follow-up later, but you should get cracking on your own author appreciation.

1 comment:

Caroline Hickey said...

I love this idea! I going to tell an author I love them today and send a fan email!