Supporting independent authors is something anyone who reads can do. It costs nothing except a little of your time. Independent authors do not have a large publishing company with a team of people devoted to marketing just one book. They are do-it-yourself-ers. For that reason, they just don’t have the money or the resources to get a book out there on the same scale as a publishing company. Still, many indie authors have unique talent that ought to be appreciated.
So how can you help? You can leave a trail for people to discover their books…
Write a review. If you give the book 4 stars, or better yet 5 stars, then that is a huge boost for an indie author. And it costs absolutely nothing except a little of your time. Reviews will make or break a book. So think carefully about the rating before you leave something less than 4 stars. Is it just your opinion? Is it possible that someone else with different tastes may like the book? Maybe if you’re going to leave a book review for an indie author with less than 4 stars the best thing is to have second thoughts and realize you have something more important to do like sort out your sock drawer.
So… want to support an indie author?
Write a five star review! Your time spent will be hugely appreciated. Chances are you will get a personal thank you as well.