I’d apologise for my gleeful bragging title, but I’m not sorry. I AM SO EXCITED!
|This is me. Yes, it is.|
I confess, with the flurry of work/cello/business/going-away, I forgot about The Royal Ranger by John Flanagan. Then I was perusing the junk mail as I talked to Mime about things like koalas, breakfast and zombie brains — and I saw it. Big W was selling The Royal Ranger for $12.00, which is basically screaming buy-me-buy-me.
So I did.
I don’t buy a lot of books. I’d love to support authors more. I would! But I’m a poor starving bookworm and if the op-shop (thrift store) has a book for $2…I buy there. But still! I’ve decided (this year) that I should buy more books brand new and support authors.
I plan to be an author, someday, you know.
I know some people say “Don’t worry about buying new from famous authors. They’re famous anyway”. But I disagree.
How can authors be famous if you don’t buy from them? How can they write more books and publish them if people don’t buy them? It’s a frustrating topic. Just because an author has “made it” and is considered “famous” (or thereabouts), doesn’t mean you should stop supporting them. Ten chances to one, they actually deserve the fame.
Just because John Green is ridiculously famous (hellooo, The Fault in Our Stars is in move-production!) doesn’t mean I shouldn’t buy his books. How will his next book be made into a movie? How will his book (that I love) be spread across the world and sold in all the continents if I don’t buy it and support it here and now?
Supporting authors isn’t easy. Especially if you have no money. But there are other ways to support them. Like this! Right now! See? I’m supporting John Flanagan by not only buying his book, but blogging about it. I’ll tweet it. I’ll probably brag mention on Facebook that I’m reading The Royal Ranger.
Go the authors! They are superheroes (no capes!) and deserve mango ice cream and pie.
Cait is not reading The Royal Ranger until she goes away on holidays. That means 5 days of having the book and not reading. Yes, she is in the Pit of Despair but she’s not thinking of trying to escape. Currently she’s editing. She had 100K and now she has 88K. This has made her proud. Die! Die! Die, you words.