I get google alerts, to let me know when my books are being mentioned in cyberspace.
Sometimes the news is good. Sometimes not. A lot of the time, I learn about piracy sites. Those book pirates are clever people. Creepy, but clever.
Worth noting: Whispers from the Past is not available. It releases October 7th. Unless you get an ARC from me (and I don't have any), you cannot read it yet. Piracy sites don't have copies. Don't click on their links. (Well, you shouldn't anyway--'cause it's illegal, unethical, and you'll get malware.)
This past week, I have a nice review from a youth services librarian in West Virginia. I also had an author-friend, Hope Ramsay, mention Whisper Falls as a good summer read.
Those two alerts are the kind I like best!