This time of year, a lot of us (myself included) take some time to reevaluate things. To make lists of what we’re grateful for. To look back at the past year. To look forward and make plans. To create change. To make goals. And sometimes to reach out to those around us—to support charities that speak to us, companies we respect, and artists and writers whose work we love.
Writers, artists, creative types…we’re all trying to cobble together our living by sharing our creative projects with the world. And it can be hard. Hard because it’s a noisy world and rising above that noise is an ever-growing challenge. Hard because being creative requires a certain bravery, a willingness to put your work and sometimes your life in front of a world that isn’t always gentle with its opinions. Hard because every step forward has a lot of behind-the-scenes work that makes it possible.
When you’re thinking about what you’d like to do this holiday season, we (I think I can speak for other creative types on this too) would love it if you’d consider supporting us.
And, so, today a small request:
If you like my work, if it’s helped you, entertained you, led you to a great coffee shop or favorite restaurant or a new way of traveling, would you take a few moments to leave me an Amazon review today?
The number one marketing tool for my books is reviews. So, when you stop by Amazon and leave me a review you’re helping me sell more books and supporting my continued work. (You can find the individual books here: France, Switzerland, Italy, Barcelona, Paris, Prague.)
Haven’t read my books and still want to help? You can:
:: Click here before you do your shopping on Amazon. No matter what you buy, if you click here first I get a commission. And it costs you $0.
:: Buy one of my travel guides for yourself or a friend. If you buy directly through my site, you’re supporting me in a big way. Amazon takes as much as 65% of my profits and other online retailers are similar.
:: Share my books with friends, family, or social media.
If you’ve already left a review, thank you so much!
If you’re about to, thank you again.
And if you’re doing one of the other things listed above, thank you three times.
Every small act helps enormously.
Happy holidays and lots of love,