How do you go about using Facebook Author pages these days? When I first started mine, there were a few things I could do to get more ‘likes’ and Facebook kindly showed ALL my posts to ALL my followers for free.
Those days are gone. Every time I write a post on my author page Facebook invites me to spend money to turn it in to an ad. If I had money to spend I could find a better use for it.
I had thought of deleting that page altogether and making my blog posts here syndicate to my personal FB page. But WordPress won’t let you syndicate to a personal page or a group now. So I have to try to revive my FB author page from the Facebook coffin. Anyone know a good Voodoo bokor?
I do know a few things. When I got stray advice not to post on my author blog unless I was announcing a new book coming out (my last was in 2014) I knew that advice was bogus. Facebook pages are like blogs— if you rarely post, you lose all your fans/followers and your Facebook page or blog goes dead.
I am doing some research on FB author pages and will be sharing what I learn on this blog. In addition, I am working on the page on this blog about FB author pages. I am listing the author pages by genre now, and adding a few well-known writers who have active pages.
If you want your FB author pages listed on my page dedicated to that on this blog, go to my Contact Me page, give me your FB author page URL and your primary genre (I don’t list erotica/erotic romance, but otherwise the list is multi-genre.) I will put you up when I can. I do NOT ask for a link to my author page or this blog on your blog, though you can if you care to.
The main thing I know about author FB pages is that like your other author online presence, it should reflect who you are as an author or aspiring author. And it should be active! If you haven’t posted on your author page since 2016, maybe you should post a little something today. Something minor even, a funny graphic about writing, a picture of your cat, something about a good book you are reading. Just so your author page has a breath of life.
Thank you for reading this blog post,
Would you take a moment to visit & “like” my author page? Thank you!