So right up front I will tell you the simple answer: No. Authors do not need a Facebook page. … Facebook pages became popular when authors and public figures realized that they could only be “friends” with 5,000 people through their personal profile.
Facebook can be a useful marketing and branding tool for authors. Learn useful tips on social media etiquette and strategies for success to help grow your brand as an author.
DO keep it active.
Well, write a blog and share your posts. Invite comments and opinions. Share your short stories, poems, articles, anything else you are writing or have written. Share articles from other writers and websites that are about writing and publishing.
It can be as simple as writing a status update in which you ask your friends to like your page. Another method is to share a Facebook page update with your friends and with your groups. Focus on your best content. Re-share you top blog posts on Facebook, and always include images with all of your status updates.
What happened to Facebook Notes 2020?
I got the message “Creating and editing Facebook notes will be unavailable after October 31, 2020. Any published notes will stay published on Facebook profiles. However, any unpublished drafts will be deleted.” before.
Can I promote my book on Facebook?
Enter the author Facebook page. Creating a separate page for yourself as an author allows you to dedicate that space to promoting your book(s). You can schedule events—giveaways, book tours, release dates—connect to your readers in a professional space, and use the page to link to your website and/or blog.
8 Hints on How to Effectively Promote Your Book on Social Media by Brandon Stanley
- Create Great Promotional Content. …
- Start a Facebook Contest. …
- Start an Instagram Campaign. …
- Offer a Free Chapter. …
- Share Photos of People Reading Your Book. …
- Use Medium. …
- Use Great Visuals. …
- Leverage the Power of the Hashtag.
A great author bio can prove to your soon-to-be-reader that you’ve got the background and the authority to tell a story that will keep them turning the page. On the other hand, a weak author bio can make readers overlook your book for an author who seems more relatable, credible, likable, or promising.
Another new feature launched by Facebook is the author icon displayed on comments. With this feature, it can be revealed easily if an author is commenting on its own posts. The comment posted by the author will have an author icon displayed above which can make it easy for commenters to distinguish among others.
How can I create my page on Facebook?
To create a Facebook page:
- Click the drop-down arrow on the toolbar, then select Create Page.
- Choose either Business or Brand or Community or Public Figure as your Page category.
- Enter a Page Name and Category, then click Continue.
- Upload a profile picture and a cover photo for your Page.
- The Facebook page will appear.
Signing up for Twitter is free. Simply log into the social media website and select a name for your new Twitter feed. This name should be either your author pen name or your website name. It needs to be a name that your readers can recognize and connect with you as an author.