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kkarter

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Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 5:46 PM
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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 ;)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Kim-Karter/240120696056388

http://www.amazon.com/Small-Unwound-Delta-Grayson-ebook/dp/B005JR1FO4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1330479912&sr=8-2

ablake29

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:01 PM   in response to: kkarter in response to: kkarter
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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.
Thanks.
Alison
PS I'll go and click on your page even though I don't get it.

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sugarsdance

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:15 PM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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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.
misternixter

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:22 PM   in response to: kkarter in response to: kkarter
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kkarter

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 7:31 PM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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I'm not really sure how it helps besides people seeing your timeline and updates. The way I figure it... the more people that see your name, the better.

Thank you, Nick! I needed that like! :)
ablake29

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 9:12 PM   in response to: sugarsdance in response to: sugarsdance
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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.
Alison
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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 28, 2012 10:10 PM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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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.

Chris Ward

And, as always, the shameless plug :

http://www.amazon.com/Chris-Ward/e/B0076JUBPW/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Everyone should buy my books because I'm awesome and good-looking and the rock band I play in has a funny name.
wendy-unsworth

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 4:40 AM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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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!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00719ODS8
wendy-unsworth

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Feb 29, 2012 4:43 AM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
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Chris - I have been one of those people 'following' and 'friending' you.
I saw your blog on Goodreads :)
No stalking intended - just trying to link my way out of obscurity!

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weisz1313

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 5:41 PM   in response to: kkarter in response to: kkarter
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"Like" me and I'll be sure to "like" your page!

http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/Alan-Weisz/170584136345215

Alan
misternixter

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 6:16 PM   in response to: ablake29 in response to: ablake29
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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.

http://www.amazon.com/Big-Lake-Lynching-ebook/dp/B0073V0AFY/ref=pd_sim_kstore_16

http://www.facebook.com/NickRussellAuthor
kstillwagon67

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 6:22 PM   in response to: headofwords in response to: headofwords
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@ Chris- HA! I already bought your book! Going to be reading it as soon as I finish with the one I have now!
kstillwagon67

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 6:24 PM   in response to: kkarter in response to: kkarter
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And to everyone here who has their Facebook link, I liked it and will be now adding my own link :)

Karen
Playing Fields
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0073IW7L2
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Karen-Stillwagon/293135924079172
aussiewriter23

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 6:31 PM   in response to: kkarter in response to: kkarter
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I'll help out.

Would appreciate some Facebook likes on my page. Didn't know that Facebook was so important. Put mine up as a bit of a lark actually.

Linky: http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=100003252737668
smcdevitt2012

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Re: Facebook help!
Posted: Mar 25, 2012 7:47 PM   in response to: kkarter in response to: kkarter
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Everyone above this post has now been liked by the "official" Facebook page for my new novel, "The Wizard Murders." Feel free to like and/or share my page as well.
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