LUCY BURDETTE: Since we have two releases in the next ten days on JRW, we thought you might appreciate some suggestions on how you can make a difference in a writer's success.
* Pre-order the book to let the publisher know how anxious you are to read it.
HANK: Yes, yes! I cannot believe there aren't authors out in the sheets, right? Yelling..please please..
LUCY: * Leave a review at Goodreads, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble
* Tweet a link to the book with a few words of praise
HANK: Yes yes. Sisters in Crime did a big survey, and found the number one was readers learned about new books was word of mouth. It seems obvious, but it makes a HUGE difference. If you love something, say something!
Can we make that our Jungle Red motto? One kind book word a day. I'm in!
Susan's new Mrs. Roosevelt's Confidante--FAB!--comes out the 27th.
My new WHAT YOU SEE comes out Tuesday. (Aunt Agatha's Robin Agnew's review said it was "Flawlessly done." Whoa.
LUCY: * Use your Facebook status to leave a link or the cover
HANK: There must be some survey about how many times you have to see a cover or photo before it registers in your bran. Anyone know? How much is too much?
LUCY: * Mention the book in your Facebook group or other online forums
* Go to the book signing or launch party!
HANK: Yes, Yes, mine for WHAT YOU SEE is Thursday Oct 22 at Brookline Booksmith. And a fab pre-party on October 21 at FoxTales Books in Atlanta! Y'all come!
LUCY: * Post the book cover on your Pinterest board
Hank. :-( I am terrible on Pinterest. How about you?
LUCY: * Ask for the book at your local bookstore. If they don't carry it, urge them to pick it up and tell them how much you like it.
* Find out which local indie bookstore the author uses and request a signed or personalized copy
* Take a picture of the book you love in a bookstore and post it online. A picture's worth a thousand words on social media.
HANK: Yes, yes, please! And tag the author. He/she will be so thrilled!
LUCY: So if you love a book/author, tell the world!
But most of all, enjoy the book! We love writing them and we love to know you are out there reading. And we'd love to hear your suggestions...
And PS, speaking of the new books, Hank and Susan are visiting Mystery Lovers Kitchen today with two fabulous cocktail recipes and a double giveaway. Come say hello!
HANK: And don't forget to…well, you know. Happy Sunday, everyone, and Happy Bookday to all.