Great words from a fellow author.
HOW YOU CAN HELP A NEW AUTHOR
1. Support small presses and indie writers by selecting and reading their books. Often small presses cater to a niche or special interest (many times in subjects which larger houses won’t touch because of small marketing numbers).
2. Suggest books you like to your friends and family. Readers create buzz for books. Blog about a book you loved.
3. Write a short review on Amazon or Goodreads. A few kind words can make all the difference.
4. Request your local library purchase a copy of a book you’ve enjoyed. Many libraries allow patrons to make requests online.