It’s the official release day for our May books! I’m especially excited about this because I’ve been telling people about these books for months (to the annoyance of all my friends who haven’t been able to read them yet). That means you can all now enjoy. . . (drumroll please):
Excited yet? Feeling a sudden, inexplicable urge to go straight to the nearest bookstore and buy out the shelves? I know. Good books have that effect on people. But beyond buying these books, here are three ways to make any author’s release day awesome:
- Request the book for your local library. Tell your friends. Recommend it to a book club (we have some great resources for book clubs). Authors love it when readers share their love of books with others.
- Like the author’s page on Facebook, even if it’s an author you haven’t had a chance to read yet. Most really enjoy connecting with fans over social media, and you’ll get the inside scoop on contests and deals. I may be biased, but I also happen to know that these authors are wonderful people in addition to being talented writers, so that’s a bonus too. (I have conveniently linked to our May authors’ Facebook pages just to help you out on this one.)
- Take a picture of yourself reading the author’s book and post it on their fan page. Or post a quote you loved from the book (you can make it into a Pinterest image if you’re feeling really creative). Because it’s fun to let authors know you’re enjoying what they put so much time and effort into.
Okay, that’s all from me. Except that, because release day is so exciting, why not have a giveaway? I’ll pick six random winners, and each will receive one of these May books (their choice). To enter, comment on this blog post before 11:59 PM CST on Wednesday, May 7, with the answer to the following question: If you only had six words or fewer to describe what you would consider a great book, what would they be? (Example: “Made me laugh. Happy ending. Sigh.”)
***UPDATE: Here are our winners! Please email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address as well as which one of the books featured in this post you’d like to win. Thanks to everyone for entering…I heard from several of our authors that they enjoyed reading what you considered a great book!***