Readers like to feel a connection with their authors. When they enjoy their books, they almost feel like they have entered into the heart of the author. They want to feel like they are a part of their lives. It keeps the author’s work in the forefront.
I have two authors whose books I love. I never fail to pick one up at a used bookstore because I know I’ll enjoy it. In fact, I haven’t had a chance to read them all as they have so many. I went to their websites to connect with them. I wanted to interview one of them. There was no way to contact them. To be honest, I haven’t searched for their books as hard.
Always have a way for your readers to contact you. I’m not suggesting to give out your personal phone number. Please don’t do that! Just have a way readers can let you know their thoughts and ask you questions.
It can be a spot on your website for readers to leave a comment. It can be an email address or a link to a social media site. Make it easy to find and easy to use.
Easy to Find
Don’t make your readers search and search for the contact info. It can be frustrating and hurt your relationship with your readers. Put it under the About Page or on a page devoted solely to connecting with you - Connect.