I realized I only have 11 likes on my author page. That is downright embarrassing... If you'll go to your Facebook's and click like for me, I'll do the same for your page. I need serious help... in more ways than Facebook
Hi KKarter, I've asked this before and no one could or did answer. What good does someone clicking LIKE on your Facebook page, do you? I assume you're interested in more sales. How does this translate into more sales? Facebook, as a sales tool is a mystery to me.
PS I'll go and click on your page even though I don't get it.
For each person that clicks like when you post something on your page it comes up in their feed. So if it comes up in their feed then other people see it too. It's a roundabout way of word of mouth. I have sold a lot of books because someone clicked on my book page and then one of their friends saw it and then they clicked like etc, etc. It takes a little time to get going but it does pay off in the end.
Ahh. Thanks, that makes sense.
Now I have to get a Facebook page.
Somehow I've gotten myself mixed up with a web site (which I'm still trying to tame), a Twitter account that I have no idea what do with AND I can't understand what others are twittering about, AND apparently strange people are following me...it's kind of scary.
All I want to do is write.
Haha, tell me about it. I have 700 followers on Twitter who just spam me with book links continuously. I have 38 Facebook "likes", mostly what I like to call "sympathy likes" from family and friends. I also have a Goodreads author profile and a bunch my twitter "friends" are now "friends" with me on there.
Personally, I think in the beginning it's all kind of stupid, BUT, these are things that hopefully will build and build as you get more popular. Clicking on someone's Facebook page (like the OP wants) just for the sake of it serves only limited purpose but once you start to sell people who actually bought your book and want to know about other stuff will search you out and follow/like/stalk(!) you. So these are all foundations that should eventually build your successful writing house (in theory).
Personally, I think that spamming other authors is pointless because its like preaching to the converted. None of them are interested in your book because they'll all trying to sell you theirs. However, it's once you start to reach readers (through promos or whatever) that all these tools should start to come into play.
I am much the same as you - no Facebook author page as yet. I have signed up to Twitter but have to spend some time there because, at the moment, it doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Some people have 'followed' me - they are mostly authors but not people I have seen on here so I'm not sure how they 'found' me. I follow back when I've checked them out. Someone on another thread advised against an automatic 'follow' just in case they are people you would rather not be associated with!
I think Chris is right in that, this might be something that seems pointless now, but may be of more use later when you start to become famous!
My Twitter name is @WendyUnsworth - I will follow back!
I know it is confusing and seems intimidating Alison, but it does all add up. People keep asking me how I took my first novel, Big Lake, to the top and sold over 100,000 copies. Well, this is part of it.