National Author’s Day

Honoring your favorite Authors on "National Author's Day" observed On November 1

What could be greater on a lively day to curl up with your favorite novel and devote a time wandering in a different world? While you are deeply involved in the awesome writings and wonderful stories, you hardly get a feeling of the hard work, sweat, blood, and tears that went into crafting the words on the page. On November 1, National Author’s Day, have a minute to appreciate the authors that spent hundreds of hours composing your favorite novels.

National Author’s Day
A day dedicated to honoring authors, writers, novelists
Also called:
Observed by:
Book readers around the world
A dedicated holiday to appreciate a writer’s hard work
Book Reading, Book Purchasing, Appreciating Authors
Date: November 1,

Learn About National Author’s Day

Author’s Day is celebrated annually on November 1 as a day to honor all of your favorite writers, celebrate a writer’s hard work and dedication that goes into the creation of novels that we read, and to encourage authors so that they continue working on their magnum opus. In 1949 the United States Department of Commerce formally acknowledged National Authors Day as a holiday. 

In case you’ve got a favorite writer, today is Author Appreciation Day. Celebrate this holiday by appreciating your favorite writers for sharing fantastic imaginations and also the time that they devote to writing such colorful tales for us (the readers).

Author Day November 1

Who Created Author’s Day

Back in 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson, president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club had an idea of putting aside a day to appreciate American authors.

McPherson was a teacher and during her lifetime, an enthusiastic reader. While she was recovering at the hospital during World War I, she wrote a fan letter to that time famous fiction author, Irving Bacheller, telling him just how much she loved reading his novel Eben Holden’s Last Day A’ Fishin.

Upon receiving her letter, Bacheller delivered her an autographed copy of one of his latest novels, and it was then McPherson recognized that she’d never have the ability to thank him enough for his amazing gift. She started pushing for Author’s Day since she wished to find a way to thank the authors.

McPherson submitted a concept to get a National Author’s Day into the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. In 1949 the United States Department of Commerce formally acknowledged National Authors Day as a holiday. This came about 20 years following Nellie Verne Burt McPherson started pushing for the day to honor and appreciate writers.

When Celebrated

National Authors’ Day holiday is always celebrated on the first day of November. This means that the upcoming Author’s Day will be observed on Monday, November 1.

Why Celebrate Author’s Day

We should all celebrate National Author’s Day to honor and appreciate our favorite writers, and encourage them to keep working with the same zeal and spirit. There is a reason why a lot of authors suffered from alcoholism and depression–it is lonely and often, thankless, work. Getting a small appreciation or lovely words by the fans for the sacrifices that go into writing can definitely make the author’s day. People also shout out on social media how they are celebrating this important day as do for Book Lovers Day.

Celebration Ideas & Activities for Honoring Authors

If you’re an avid reader, then you will come through lots of authors in your life. You might not know them personally, but you understand the genius of their words. Since writers are fantastic people, they certainly deserve an opportunity to be valued and celebrated. Here is how you can observe National Writer’s Day and also the activities to do on this November 1 author appreciation holiday…

Purchase Books By Your Favorite Author

Buy some books by your favorite author to support them. Now I’m not saying we’re all rich hobbits who can, in fact, I feel a good deal people are broke bookworms. But if it’s possible, then do! It helps authors a great deal and who doesn’t want to purchase books. So visit your bookstore and purchase a book by your favorite author.

Boost Your Favorite Author’s Book Online

On National Author’s Day, you can create a hype about a Publication online:

  • Shoot pictures of it for your own aesthetic Bookstagram
  • Tweet about it (also feature a picture)
  • Discuss the book on your blog Or Tumblr Or Pinterest Or Facebook!

Help spread the word of your favorite book. This way people can get excited about the publication and they will be attracted to purchasing it.

Let The Author Know How Much You Love Their Books

Although many writers are super busy dragons, however, you’d be amazed at how many authors respond to their fan tweets. So simply @ them at a tweet, Dm them, or email them. Do not go crazy but perhaps leave a small message about a quotation you adored or something regarding their publication you can not stop thinking about such as your favorite character. This will definitely brighten their day. Don’t forget to use the hashtag of the day #AuthorsDay or #NationalAuthorsDay.

Publish An Appreciation Review on Retail Sites

It honestly helps the writer, the publication, the publishers – when you write a 5-star positive review on AMAZON (or any other retail website).

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Author’s Day Quotes

  • A writer never has a vacation. For a writer, life consists of either writing or thinking about writing. ~Eugene Ionesco
  • There is no idea so brilliant or original that a sufficiently-untalented writer can’t screw it up. ~Raymond E. Feist
  • A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise. ~Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  • I’m the kind of writer that people think other people are reading. ~V. S. Naipaul
  • I suspect that most authors don’t really want criticism, not even constructive criticism. They want straight-out, unabashed, unashamed, fulsome, informed, naked praise, arriving by the shipload every fifteen minutes or so. ~Neil Gaiman

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