If there’s one thing I’ve learned while running a Patreon account, it’s that not everyone has the ability to become a patron. While this might seem like a roadblock to some readers when it comes to this website, there are many things that fans of my writing can do to participate in my writing career and spread the word about my work, all without spending a dime!
So, you might be wondering: How can I help you?
Fortunately, I have compiled a list of things you can do!
1. Share my Facebook posts!
If you see me posting about my work, share the post to your wall! The majority of my Facebook posts are public, so you’ll never have a problem sharing anything you wish on my wall.
2. Retweet my Twitter Tweets.
If you see me tweet about a book (this will usually be a brief tagline with hashtags (#) or something similar,) give it a retweet!
3. Review my work on Amazon and Goodreads.
Reviews help writers by letting other readers know what you think of the author’s work. A review (be it good or bad, positive or negative, glowing or not) can influence a purchase, which means extra money in a writer’s pocket.
4. Share my mailing list.
Every so often, I send out information about deals, promotions, or free books (my own and others!) Sharing these on your various social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc.) can help immensely.
5. Request my books at libraries!
Some of my novels are available in paperback format (and as such have ISBNs associated with them.) Because of that, they should be able to be requested by libraries. I’m always willing to provide librarians my work at printing prices, so be aware of that!
6. Recommend my work to friends and family.
Word-of-mouth is a powerful tool. If you’ve read one of my books (or even purchased a paperback or eBook,) recommend my work to a friend or family member (and if possible, lend them the book!) Free reads can sometimes be the best!
Author’s Note: This list will be updated as I think of more free options to help readers promote my writing. In the meantime, if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments section of this post!