Many writers have personal profiles on Facebook. Some, like Maxine Hong Kingston use their personal profiles as their fan pages, welcoming thousands (up to five thousand) friends / fans. Something very exciting for those of us who love her work and want a closer connection to her.
With other writers, you can’t touch their “friend” profiles, but there are tens of thousands if not more fans on their Facebook Pages. Some writers even have dozens of Facebook Pages, so the trick is to find which one is the one you want to Like. See this list of J. K. Rowling’s FB Pages. (At quick glance it’s hard to tell if either of the 2 FB Pages with the most fans are maintained by her. )
We’ve met all of our women writers to date on Twitter through @womenwriters! Thank you for being on Twitter and being open to connections.
Now we’d like to connect the circle and connect with you on Facebook. Please consider posting a link to your Facebook Author Page or your Facebook Book Page in the comments!
Don’t have a Facebook Page? Read this.
Here are the real advantages of the Facebook Page:
- Most important, it enables anyone who wants a connection with you, to easily click, without personally bothering (interrupting, daring to request friendship of…) you.
- It shows up in Google searches (and Bing and Yahoo searches), as the FB pages are public.
- There is no 5,000 limit to the number of people who can “Like” your FB Page.
- It is what was intended by Facebook, for people with public identities, like writers, and authors
(How do you set up a Facebook Page? Click the Create a Page link at the bottom on a page on Facebook.)
Do you have a Facebook Page for yourself as an author or for your book? Please post the link to your pages below, so others can find you and support your work while staying in your news stream.
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