Champion Your Favourite Books!
Here’s the simple truth: your favourite books and authors need champions. Without readers and bloggers who care about those books, they simply disappear, fading out after a week or two on the bookstore shelf.
Want to champion The Greatcoats? here’s how:
1. Pre-order the books
Why are pre-orders so helpful to authors?
01 – Bestseller Lists
They give the book its best chance at becoming a bestseller because all pre-orders are counted as being part of the first week’s sales.
02 – Bookstore Orders
Pre-orders help bookstores see that readers like the author’s work and give them a reason to order more than just a single copy.
03 – Publisher Focus
Publishers see pre-orders as indicators that the author’s work matters to their readers and encourages them to put more into marketing the book.
04 – Author Encouragement
Pre-orders tell authors that they have genuine fans–people who are looking forward to their next book. There’s no better motivation to get your favourite authors to keep writing!
2. Write A Quick Review
Reviews help your favourite books get noticed
01 – Discoverability
Platforms like Amazon, Kobo and others rely on reader reviews to determine which books to show people looking for books.
02 – Readers Love Them
Potential buyers look at reviews to decide if this book is for them. Being specific about what you enjoy gives them confidence that the book is worth reading.
03 – How Many Stars?
That’s up to you, but be aware that if the book’s average is higher than 4 stars, then rating it 4 stars or less brings the average down.