I have a blog roll that I try to peruse every day. Don’t usually get through all of them, but I try. However, near the top of my list is a place called SF Signal. It’s a roundup of all that’s happening (at least all the author finds) in the worlds of science fiction and fantasy, whether it’s books, films or on TV.
Today he mentioned this post by David Louis Edelman and I love it. If you’re looking for ways to help your favorite author, and surely you are because the more successful he/she is, the more books he/she will be able to write, check out some of this suggestions. My favorite:
…write about the author on your own site(s) and link to the author’s website. Got a blog or a website? It may seem like a no-brainer to write reviews of your author’s favorite works. But linking to the author’s website helps in a number of other, less visible ways: with Technorati ratings, with Google rankings, with Alexa rankings, etc. Not to mention having your favorite author’s name linked on your site is a constant tickler to your web visitors, who may be inclined to purchase something on your recommendation, but who might not always remember the name of the author you recommended.
This is a great way to get people going to your favorite author’s site and if he/she is anything like me, he/she checks the number of hits the site gets several times a week. It’s a great day when my site gets more hits than the day before! I’m always looking to see what brought people here and I try to make my content more reader friendly.
Check out Mr. Edelman’s post and let me know if you try any of this suggestions!