Ways to Support Authors (and Other Artists and Makers)

by Marie Marshall

I, like most other authors, would be very grateful!

Sappho's Torque

I’m often asked what ways we can support the authors whose work we admire. Such a good question! Buying their books is the obvious answer, but there are actually a lot of ways to do it other than that. I think some of the items on the list below also work for other creators and artists, too. Remember, the more we support the makers of things we like, the more of those things those people can make!

Which of the following fun actions have you taken lately? Which could you reasonably undertake now? Drop us a line in the comments and tell us about it, and if you have other ideas, pile on! We’d love to know about them.


Request their book at your local library.

Review their book on any and all bookselling and book review sites.

Follow the author on social media and share their posts.


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