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Author prep for Facebook: Editor's Notes #171
September 01, 2014
Hello,

“He who fails to plan, plans to fail”
--Anonymous


In this issue:

1. Author prep for Facebook
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site
4. You can help

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1. Author prep for Facebook
Like all book marketing ventures, author preparation for Facebook marketing is best started before a book is done. In fact, it would be fine to start your Facebook marketing before putting fingers to keyboard to write your book.

Preparing early to market with Facebook allows you to build up a large audience before the book comes out. The earlier you begin, the more people you have the potential to engage with the idea of your book.

Those of you who have looked at the author Facebook pages I've suggested to you have seen ways that an author can engage an audience, even making the audience a part of the writing process.

Things to think about as you prepare a Facebook presence for your writing:
  • Decide whether you want to keep your personal Facebook life separate from your authorial Facebook life. You may even decide further to create separate pages for individual books.
  • Decide what kinds of posts are most likely to interest others in your writing. I suggest you spend serious time looking at posts by other writers to see what seems to work for them. What inspiration can you take from them?
  • Decide how much time you want to spend marketing through Facebook. Any social media can be either a powerful tool or a massive waste of time. Set yourself boundaries and stick to them.


Future issues will continue the theme of using social media effectively. Can you contribute? See #4 below for more on how.

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2.Tickled my funnybone
A plateau is a high form of flattery.

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3. Interesting Web site
One thing that often plays well on Facebook is quotes. And even without Facebook, writers can always use quotes. Here is site that gives you just that.
http://www.quotationspage.com/

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4. You can help
Early in 2015, I want to share information on using Twitter as a writer. I would love to have input from any of you who have stories to share. It's always great to hear what works. Sometimes sharing what hasn't worked can also be helpful.

If you have nothing to share about using Twitter, you can still help by asking questions about Twitter. I will try to address as many as I can in future issues.

Simply reply to this email if you have something to share or ask about Twitter.

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Join Writer's Helper Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WritersHelperEditor
Follow me on Twitter @AudreytheEditor

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If you know a writer who would appreciate recei
“He who fails to plan, plans to fail”
--Anonymous


In this issue:

1. Author prep for Facebook
2. Tickled my funnybone
3. Interesting Web site
4. You can help

==========
1. Author prep for Facebook
Like all book marketing ventures, author preparation for Facebook marketing is best started before a book is done. In fact, it would be fine to start your Facebook marketing before putting fingers to keyboard to write your book.

Preparing early to market with Facebook allows you to build up a large audience before the book comes out. The earlier you begin, the more people you have the potential of engaging with your book.

Those of you who have looked at the author Facebook pages I've suggested to you have seen ways that an author can engage an audience, even making the audience a part of the writing process.

Things to think about as you prepare a Facebook presence for your writing:
  • Decide whether you want to keep your personal Facebook life separate from your authorial Facebook life. You may even decide further to create separate pages for individual books.
  • Decide what kinds of posts are most likely to interest others in your writing. I suggest you spend serious time looking at posts by other writers to see what seems to work for them. What inspiration can you take from them?
  • Decide how much time you want to spend marketing through Facebook. Any social media can be either a powerful tool or a massive waste of time. Set yourself boundaries and stick to them.


Future issues will continue the theme of using social media effectively. Can you contribute? See #4 below for more on how.

===========

2.Tickled my funnybone
A plateau is a high form of flattery.

===========

3. Interesting Web site
One thing that often plays well on Facebook is quotes. And even without Facebook, writers can always use quotes. Here is site that gives you just that.
http://www.quotationspage.com/

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4. You can help
Early in 2015, I want to share information on using Twitter as a writer. I would love to have input from any of you who have stories to share. It's always great to hear what works. Sometimes sharing what hasn't worked can also be helpful.

If you have nothing to share about using Twitter, you can still help by asking questions about Twitter. I will try to address as many as I can in future issues.

Simply reply to this email if you have something to share or ask about Twitter.

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Join Writer's Helper Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/WritersHelperEditor
Follow me on Twitter @AudreytheEditor

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