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Lance Charnes

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Facebook author's page
« on: September 16, 2012, 11:17:13 AM »

If you're a published author (however you define "published"):
  • Do you have a Facebook author page? Does it do you any good (i.e. increase sales or awareness in any measurable way)? Whatís your biggest lesson-learned from your page-running experience?

If youíre a not-yet-published author:
  • Do you have a Facebook author page? What kinds of things do you do with it without a product to sell?

I'm interested specifically in author pages vs. personal profiles.

As you probably figured out, Iím debating whether to start an author page but need more data before I take the plunge. Thanks.
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2012, 04:45:25 PM »

I finally made a special author page and haven't seen anything happen that already doesn't happen with my normal FB page. Doing the author page hasn't even made an additional entry on a Google search. In order to use some of the features of an author page you have to get a certain number of people to "like" your page first. I haven't been very successful in doing this, perhaps I'm just not likeable. In general, the publicist from my publisher believes and I believe Facebook contributes very little to book sales. Doesn't hurt to do one, I guess, but asking people to "like" your page isn't my idea of an enjoyable way to relate to others.
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P.S. Feel free to go like my page,  ;)
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2012, 07:05:54 PM »

Mickey
Just looked on FB for your author page and all I find is your regular page.  Tell me how to find it and I will like it.

Dave
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 09:09:26 AM »

I'd appreciate that. It's a mystery to me why it's hiding.
https://www.facebook.com/TeacherMysteries
Not sure how to put a link in here but that is the URL anyhow...
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 09:07:12 PM »

I liked your page, Micky. I agree that they may not do any good, but I'm  in the process of setting up one. I figured it couldn't hurt. If anyone wants to like it the address they gave me is: 
   http://www.facebook.com/LynetteHallhampton

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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 09:11:28 PM »

Mickey, I'm sorry I left the 'e' out of your name. I know it bugs people when you spell their name wrong. This old computer has half a dozen keys that stick and the 'e' is one of them. I have a new computer and am waiting for the cable company to come and put in wireless. Maybe I'll do better then.

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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 10:31:06 PM »

I don't care how my name is spelled as long as it doesn't come out as a slur of some sort :)
I found your page. Thanks for liking mine. This all feels very silly to me somehow, but you never know, I guess.
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 01:04:16 AM »

I finally bit the bullet and set up an author page. Take a look if you have a minute: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lance-Charnes-Author/262358197219799#. If you like it, please "Like" it.

Any suggestions for things I should add?
« Last Edit: November 15, 2012, 01:10:19 AM by Lance Charnes »
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 10:15:39 AM »

Done.
Looks great.
Could use more info on the book.
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2012, 01:23:37 AM »

Thanks, Mickey.

The book isn't published yet, so there's not much else to say. I'm trying to use Timeline posts to add material, pictures, and so on that relate to the book's subject.
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Re: Facebook author's page
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 04:11:29 PM »

Nathan Bransford had a piece about this today:
http://blog.nathanbransford.com/2012/11/facebook-pages-vs-profiles-for-authors.html

There are pros and cons to both, but he suggests no matter what else you do, create a Page for each book, to help Likes be more interesting as they show up in the feeds of people who Like your books.
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