As a bit of a follow-up to my last post, my friend ‘Nathan makes an excellent point: The best gift you can give a writer this holiday is word of mouth. That can be writing a review, like ‘Nathan recommends here (and that is such a good thing to do!). Or maybe you want to ask your local library to stock a well-loved book (or a well-loved writer’s latest book) for circulation. You might take the opportunity to recommend a book in person to a friend or, as I did recently, give them a copy.
The thing that helps writers and their books thrive is awareness. Pass it on!