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  • Writer's pictureS. M. Weng

Kindling Joy: How to Brighten an Independent Author's Holiday Season

Updated: Dec 3, 2023

The holiday season is the perfect time to spread love, joy, and support for independent authors like myself. As the author of six books, including the top-selling "INNER CHILD HEALING," I can't stress enough how much your support means to me. Here are some meaningful ways to support independent authors during the holidays:

  1. Purchase Their Books: The most direct way to support an independent author is by purchasing their books. Consider buying physical copies as gifts for loved ones or treating yourself to some engaging reads.

  2. Leave Reviews: Reviews on platforms like Amazon, Goodreads, and social media can greatly boost an author's visibility. Write honest reviews and share your thoughts on what you loved about the book.

  3. Spread the Word: Tell your friends and family about your favorite independent author's books. Word-of-mouth recommendations can be incredibly powerful and help authors reach a broader audience.

  4. Gift Books: Books make fantastic gifts. Consider gifting an independent author's book to friends, family, or colleagues who share similar interests. It's a thoughtful way to introduce them to a new author.

  5. Follow on Social Media: Connect with the author on social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Engage with their posts, share their content, and help them grow their online presence.

  6. Join Their Mailing List: Subscribe to the author's mailing list to stay updated on new releases, promotions, and exclusive content. It's a great way to stay in the loop and receive special offers.

  7. Support Local Bookstores: If you prefer physical books, check if your local bookstore carries the author's work. Supporting local businesses while also supporting authors is a win-win.

  8. Share Their Work Online: Share quotes, book covers, and links to the author's books on your social media accounts or blog. Encourage your followers to check out their work.

  9. Offer Encouragement: Send a heartfelt message or email to the author, letting them know how much you appreciate their work. Writing can be a solitary endeavor, and your words of encouragement mean the world.

Remember, your support as a reader is invaluable to independent authors. By following these simple steps, you can make a big difference in helping authors like me continue to pursue our passion for spiritual healing and storytelling. Thank you for being a part of my literary journey, and happy holidays! 📚🎁

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