Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Reader Appreciation Day by Cheryl Wyatt
Hello all! If I could create a new holiday, I'd make it Reader Appreciation Day. Perhaps one already exists, I'm not sure. I just know that every day I'm awed by the fact that people with limited time actually spend it reading my books. Also, any time an author hits a bestseller list (like today...more on that in a minute), I thank God all over again for readers. The truth is that no author hits a bestseller list simply by writing a book. Bestseller milestones happen ONLY because of readers like you. Readers who graciously spend precious resources of time and money to first buy then read our books and tell their friends about the book, providing they enjoy it.
Today I was privileged to be among a group of Love Inspired authors who hit one of Amazon's bestseller lists. I am completely sure that readers are why we reached that spot. It's very hard for authors to "put themselves out there" in terms of online marketing and such. But we do so in order to be able to continue giving you books and putting good words into the world. Knowing the heart of many of my authors, our reason for promoting ourselves isn't to make more money but rather to sell more books so that we can stay on the radar in terms of lists and publishers and meet the reading demands of our more voracious readers.
Speaking of reading, wouldn't you just love to cuddle up in this pretty cove and replace some of those knickknacks with a few of your favorite reads? Me too!
How many books do you read in a month? Most writers are avid readers. I probably read around 7 books per month. I'd love to know what you're reading now. I hope also that you will consider popping over to Amazon and ordering my two new releases, up for pre-order now.
I hope you'll visit my Facebook page and consider being part of the community of readers I love so much. https://www.facebook.com/CherylWyattAuthor.
I also have a newsletter sign up form on my website at www.cherylwyatt.com if you're interested.
I'm also excited to share that I have lots of books coming out in the next few months and beyond, including a FREE book, listed below:
NOVEMBER 2014 from Redbud Press: FREEBIE Out of the Flames (Prequel to Haven Bay Heroes Series) http://www.redbudpress.com/news-new-releases-email-blast/
DECEMBER 2014 A Refuge Christmas, included in a novella collection from Inspy Kisses pictured above (and which hit #1 on Amazon Bestseller Lists for Contemporary Religious Fiction and #3 on Contemporary Inspirational Fiction THANKS TO READERS!). Remember Officer Connor Stallings from Wings of Refuge (Love Inspired?) This is his story. :-) Pararescueman Brock makes cameo appearances as well.
DECEMBER 2014: Recipe for Romance: A special collection of short stories and recipes from Love Inspired authors. All proceeds donated to a worthy charity.
FEBRUARY 2015-Serving Up a Sweetheart-novella from HarperCollins Christian Publishing (Zondervan imprint): http://www.amazon.com/Serving-Up-Sweetheart-February-Weddings-ebook/dp/B00J1UEBYQ
MARCH 2015-Out of the Deep-Book 1 Haven Bay Heroes from Redbud Press
Love Inspired: Books 4-6 Eagle Point Emergency, releases TBA
Thank you for enduring all of that promotion just to hear a thanks. Your readership is a tremendous blessing. It's the reason we're able to write. Bless you!