How Do You Like to Connect With Authors and Readers?

Posted by Katie L. Carroll on February 17, 2016 in Books, Poll, Writing |

Doing a little crowdsourcing here on how readers like to connect with authors, and also how authors are connecting to readers. I’m at a point where I’m looking at marketing and such for my published works and coming up with plans for future works, so I wanted to hear from all of you, both readers and authors.

Any and all answers are much appreciated! And I’d love to hear specifics in the comments if you’ve had a particular successful way you’ve connected to an author or reader.


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  • Meradeth says:

    I’m super serious how this turns out 🙂

  • Jeff Chapman says:

    Looking forward to your results and your new projects. A sequel to Elixir Bound? As a writer, my goal is to get people onto my newsletter.

  • Mirka Breen says:

    When I answered the poll (both as a reader and as a writer) I took “connect” as seeking more information, not necessarily starting a two-way conversation. I’ve actually had few of the latter as a reader, because I am shy. But I always look up writers when I like their books.
    I do get some folks reaching out through my site (& a few from my blog.)

    • Thanks for expanding on your answers to the poll. It certainly wasn’t very specific. I wanted to keep it simple as it’s the first time I’m using this feature on the blog.

  • Vijaya says:

    Katie, as a reader, I love getting glimpses into the author’s life so the website is the first place I look and if they have a blog, even better. Not necessarily to interact, but just to read about their writing life.

    I’ve connected best with my readers through school visits and second through my blog/website (usually they’ll be teachers).

    • Thanks for sharing, Vijaya! School visits are wonderful for connecting directly to readers. It’s one area I’m always looking to improve and expand upon. I know firsthand the value of school visits (which is one of the reason I didn’t include it on the poll…I plan on continuing to pursue school visit opportunities already).

  • I just left my votes. Let us know how they turn out!

  • You’ll spark a little back-and-forth conversation, which will not only help you learn more about the company , but will also prove to the interviewer that you’re truly interested in the position. Overall, you’ll bring a little life into what can often be a very formal, on-your-best-behavior kind of interaction.

  • Very curious to see the results.

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