1) Add the book to your to-read list on Goodreads - if you plan to read it. I'm not advocating anyone game the system or stuff any ballot boxes, but more adds leads to more visibility of the book. Here's a button to add the book to your To Read list:
2) Enter the giveaway for a signed copy of the book. Even if you're family; even if you know you'll see me in person sometime soon and be able to get your copy of the book signed. Goodreads works on link associations, so the more people who sign up for the giveaway, the more visible it will be on the site. You can enter the giveaway by clicking here:
4) When/if you buy the book, use the Amazon tool to tweet that you bought it. Those of you who have your Amazon account linked to your Twitter account, you will have the option when you buy any book to tweet, "I just bought X book." In general, if you do that, this helps the book's visibility. Now, you may not want the world knowing about every book you buy as that can seem like more information than the world has the right to know, but every time you click that button, you help the author of the book.
5) Leave a review. Goodreads, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords, etc. All of these sites enable you to leave a review. I know it takes an extra few minutes, but any review is a big help. Obviously good reviews help more than bad ones, but I'm sincerely grateful for every review I get, because I know it takes a bit of time to do.
This year there are more books competing to climb the sales ranks than ever, so any little edge makes a big difference. I appreciate all of you who've stuck with me through this whole journey. You're the best, and I look forward to writing many, many more books for you!