Because I’m not only Joel’s biggest fan but also his social media marketing manager, he asked me to share a few ways that you, his other fans, can support him as an author.
- Connect with Joel on the following social media platforms.
- Follow Joel on Twitter
- Like Joel’s Facebook Author Page
- Follow Joel’s boards on Pinterest
- Connect with Joel on LinkedIn
- Share Joel’s social media posts.
- Retweet something shared on Twitter.
- Share a post from Joel’s Facebook Author page on your Facebook timeline.
- Repin something from one of Joel’s Pinterest boards.
- Share one of Joel’s status updates on LinkedIn.
- Sign up for Joel’s monthly newsletter. Joel sends out a monthly newsletter about his mysteries the middle of each month. It’s the first place you’ll hear about his new books, even before they are published. It always includes links to his previous blog posts which are often short book excerpts. Anyone who signs up for the newsletter gets two free books. One is the first Phil Brennan book, A Long, Hard Look, (which, though each book stands alone, you might want to read before the second Phil Brennan book, A Still, Small Voice, comes out in December.) The other free book, since Joel forgot to remove the download for it and he’ll probably never get around to it, is Through the Fog, an Irish Mystery.
- Share the link to sign up for the newsletter. Remember, if you recommend the newsletter to a friend, you’re essentially giving them two free books!
- Subscribe to Joel’s blog. You’ll see at the blog in the left sidebar where to subscribe – it says Get new posts by email. Just put in your email address and never miss another blog post. Don’t forget to comment at the blog as well.
- Buy a copy of one of Joel’s books for a friend who you think will enjoy it but hasn’t yet discovered his books.
- Review Joel’s books on Amazon. If you’ve read any of Joel’s books, please provide an honest review at Amazon.
- Send Joel an email. He loves to hear from his fans. Whether you want to provide feedback, ask a question, share how you supported him, or anything else, Joel would love to hear from you! His email is Joel@JoelDCanfield.com
Because authors are emotional creatures, and I know from experience this is especially true of Joel, supportive things like reviews at Amazon, comments at the blog, enthusiastic shares on social media and even personal emails help make an author enthusiastic about continuing to write. [And easier to live with.—jdc]