Michelle Houts, a new writer friend from the SCBWI conference, sent me a Facebook invitation for the 2nd Annual Random Acts of Publicity Week.
What is it? Simple. Borrowing from the idea of Random Acts of Kindness, during the week of Sept. 7 - 10 we all do our writer friends a favor by posting a review of a friend's (or friends'!) book on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, GoodReads, LibraryThing or other favorite site.
This is a great way for writers to support each other, friends and family to support the writers in their midst, and readers to support their favorite books and writers.
It's easy to do. It helps to spread the word about good books and helps writers sell books so they can publish more. And I can assure you, there's nothing like reading a glowing recommendation for one of your own books to make a writer feel encouraged!
So writers, in addition to focusing on our own work, let's pay some attention forward. It's good for the soul and the writing community!
Thanks to Darci Pattison for the idea and spreading the word! For more info, see her webpage Random Acts of Publicity Week.