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Want to support your favorite indie authors? Here's a few small things you can do that make a big difference.



1. Write A Review

Reviews are incredibly important to indie authors because readers use them to decide what to read. Take a moment to write a glowing review your favorite book on Amazon, Goodreads, or Barnes & Noble. You'll not only make the author's day, but you'll be helping other readers find their book.


2. Share with Friends

Love a particular writer or book? Let your friends know by recommending it on social media or telling them in person. Word of mouth is an indie author's best friend.


3. Request the Book at Your Library

Most local libraries have a request sheet in person or online. Asking your local library to order the book will make it available to an entirely new group of readers.


4. Interact with Their Social Media

Follow your favorite authors on social media and sign up for their newsletters. When they post, send a like their way or—even better—write a quick comment. Just interacting with their content will boost their ability to reach other people, and you'll be supporting a small author.


5. Spread the Word

Have a blog? Podcast? Youtube channel? Use your platforms to post a review or talk about why you liked the book. Even if you don't have something like this, you can reach out to your favorites and ask them to review the book.



As a writer and reader who also struggles with chronic pain, I know that even laying down and reading can be a struggle at times. Here are a few things that have really been helpful for me.


 

Mirror Glasses


If you suffer from neck pain and stiffness or find it difficult to bend your neck for long periods, these glasses will be a huge help. They have mirrors positioned at a 90-degree angle, so you can read without tilting your head and neck.


FIND THEM ON AMAZON



 

Tablet Stand


This stand can hold your tablet or phone at just about any angle you can imagine, which is especially helpful if you get arm strain from holding up your e-reader.


FIND IT ON AMAZON







 

Bamboo Bath Caddy


I love my bath caddy and it's a chronic pain lifesaver for two reasons: First, it allows me to soak my sore muscles while reading. Second, it holds my reading material for me so I don't strain my muscles.


FIND IT ON AMAZON





 


Want to support indie authors who got their start on Wattpad? Here are a few of my personal favorites written by Wattpadders...



 

EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Next Door Incubus by Destiny Diess

Dani keeps having sexy dreams about her new neighbor Eros. Little does she know they aren't just dreams...

FIND IT ON AMAZON

FIND IT ELSEWHERE


On Wattpad as @beautifullybrutal






 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Tempt by Shannon French

When Violet moves to Shadow, Alabama, she meets the ruggedly handsome Atticus Wilder and discovers his hidden world of werewolves and dark secrets.

FIND IT ON AMAZON


On Wattpad as @gublercullen






 

EROTIC PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Submitting to the Alpha by Emilia Rose

Werewolf Isabella finds herself playing a dangerous, voyeuristic game with Alpha Roman. But Roman has his own plans for Isabella...

FIND IT ON AMAZON

FIND IT ELSEWHERE


On Wattpad as @EmiliaRoseWriting





 

DARK ROMANCE

Aiden by H.L. Swan

Emilia finds herself falling for her best friend's rough, bad boy brother, but his dark secrets may be their undoing.

FIND IT ON AMAZON


On Wattpad as @HardinsGirl1







 

PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Shadow of Twilight by Heather Smith

When Amelia meets her fated mate, unexpected supernatural powers begin to surface within her.

FIND IT ON AMAZON

FIND IT ON THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE


On Wattpad as @HeatherSmith672

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