"To help the author the MOST, you should always pre-order the books you know you’re going to shell out cash for. Pre-ordering from a local bookstore may prompt them to order additional copies. Pre-ordering from one of the big bookstores like Barnes and Noble puts the book on their radar. A pre-order could even trigger automatic orders for additional copies, due to the formulas these companies use to calculate ordering strategies. High presales also encourage booksellers to offer extra marketing attention and prime in-store placement to those titles."If you've enjoyed my blog, my coloring pages, giveaways, interviews, and advice—here's a great way to say thank you!
Read Part 2 of How To Help an Author (Beyond Buying the Book).