How Authors Can Get Started Using Facebook

facebook, authorsLove it or hate it, Facebook is a strong platform for authors, regardless of genre. With more than one billion users, you’re bound to find a community interested in your book(s). But before you get started, though, let’s talk about common Facebook terminology and best practices.

Facebook Profile Versus Page

When you sign up for a Facebook account, you start off with a profile—a personal space where you can share updates and photos with friends, families and coworkers. Once you have a personal profile, you’re able to create a Facebook page—a public space where you can update your fans (i.e., people who like your page) about your writing endeavors.

With a profile, you “friend” people (i.e., it’s a request system). With a page, anyone can search for you and “like” your page. These pages are meant to be for businesses, artists and public figures. Just remember that as an author, you are a business!

If you have a profile, what’s the point of having a page?

Much more.


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