Now it is time to give something back to them.
This Christmas, give the gift of a book.
- Buy a real book. Don't buy digitally. The authors are getting a lower royalty rate in many cases.
- Don't buy a used book, but one from the store. Remember, used books don't give the author anything financially.
- While sharing books is great and certainly fun, buy the book this year. Sharing books is just like the used book thing.
- Buy a lot of books from them. Remember, the more you buy, the better their sales will be. The better the sales, the publisher is happier. A happy publisher means more books from your favorite author. Yes, this is very circular.
And for you authors out there. Buy your own books directly and give those as a gift to the family. Giving away those books you use for promotion isn't getting you anything.