I've been meaning to write a blog post on ways that readers (including yours truly) can support the authors they like. As both an author and an avid reader, I think this is a truly important issue.
Luckily for me, author pal Mindy Klasky blogged on that very thing today, and said it much better than I ever could have.
So run over to her blog and see what she has to say
http://tinyurl.com/24jc68e (or click on blog post title to link automatically--the blog is fighting with me today)
Then run back over here and tell me what YOU do (if anything) to support authors you like. If I get a particularly spectacular answer, there might be a free book in it for someone...
(See, authors like to support readers, too.)