In this day and age, in a world where everyone is online and engaged in social media and blogging, it’s easier than ever for authors and readers to connect. More than that, however, it’s more important than ever for them to do so, given the new market dynamics.
Two pieces recently posted at the Evolved Publishing website speak to these issues. I would encourage readers to drop in and take a look.
5 Ways To Show Love To Your Favorite Authors – by Kimberly Kinrade
The Art and Necessity of Posting a Book Review – by Ranee Dillon
Indeed, it is becoming increasingly difficult for an author to break in and succeed if he does not engage in the effort to connect with his readers.
As one of those emerging authors, I view this not so much as a nuisance, but as one of the more enjoyable parts of what I do. Sure, it gets to be a burden at times, when struggling to find time to get it all done, but nothing beats talking to a reader who enjoyed what I wrote. It reinforces me, convinces me that I didn’t make a mistake giving up the “day job.”