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message 1: by Bisky (last edited Aug 26, 2013 10:00AM) (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Most of you are Twitterlings, but I was wondering if you had Author pages (This isn't to friend people) on facebook?

This is the only place where its ok to post the link in this group :3

It can be your own author page or your book page like mine:

https://www.facebook.com/ADanceWithFury


I'd like to like it :3

But of course you have to use it appropriately, updates for your writing and funny writing themed things.

If I click and I see lots of BUY BUY BUY messages or lots of spam. I will just delete you off the thread. You know those people :x


(JUST facebook links. No blogs or other websites. They will get their chance later :3)


message 2: by Carry (new)

Carry | 38 comments This is the page of the series I'm co-writing with a friend. It's not much now, since we still need to get our hands on art work and as of yet there isn't much to post about, but I'm going to try to find things to post about. https://www.facebook.com/WanderersTal...


message 3: by James (new)

James Caterino (jimcaterino) | 37 comments I have yet to fully utilize my author page. I mainly use it as a place to cross post links to articles I write and share other articles, music videos, or whatever else that I find interesting and perhaps gives a bit of an insight into what I am all about. I need to start doing more of the latter.

https://www.facebook.com/Gunnerstar


message 4: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I kinda use mine for the same thing :3 Most of us are twitter users so its not a main platform but its nice to have one for updates :3 I shall like.


message 5: by J (new)

J | 301 comments Mod
Great to see many author pages. :3

Here is a link to the Facebook page for my work-in-progress. https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Sc...


message 6: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa Crawford | 19 comments I've liked all the pages listed so far, so now I feel ok with posting my link :-)

https://www.facebook.com/annalisacraw...


message 7: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
@Josh Y u no link me that eariler?!?! I love the art on the page! :3

@Annalisa Haha! Thats what I like to hear :3


message 8: by J (new)

J | 301 comments Mod
I'm sorry xD - I love commissioning artists. >w< I guess spending money on art is better than some other things. xD


message 9: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I used to take commissions on that site back in the day so I agree! :3 And art trade so much! :D Has to gets Fury done so I can scribble in every means again :3


message 10: by J (new)

J | 301 comments Mod
I've done some collabs before. :3

I've been meaning to draw some more, too. The only time I draw something is when I need to scribble together an outfit for an artist to use as a reference. :3


message 11: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Tried branching into animation for a while, but it just takes so much time for me since I do big stuff frame by frame, haha. Haven't drawn anything since I realised my webseries would take to much time by myself :p But it was the right choice as I started writing Fury the next week and it took off :3


message 12: by J (new)

J | 301 comments Mod
I bought Anime Studio when it was on sale for cheap. I couldn't figure it out, so now I just keep writing.

A similar thing happened to me with my writing, but I was creating a video game for the computer, and I ended up writing a story instead. :3

We all have an urge for storytelling or creating something. And we experiment with a few things and find the method of creation we love the most. Writing. x3


message 13: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Exactly it all branches off :3 I've always considered myself a writer first and formost :3 There are just times in life where writing can't happen. You have to be mentally prepared for those long nights alone :3


message 14: by J. (new)

J. Dunkin Just launched my Facebook page last week, so we're still working on letting friends and family know about my forthcoming novel.

https://www.facebook.com/JFrankDunkin


message 15: by Ren (new)

Ren Williams (anxiousgeek) | 21 comments I'd love to like some of these pages when I get a moment. My page is - https://www.facebook.com/rhianwilliam...


message 16: by Ken (new)

Ken Mooney (kenmooney) Mine is at https://www.facebook.com/kenmooneywriter, and still very much a work of progress: I'm still not 100% comfortable with this marketing and cross-promotional stuff. And I'm glad that some of the rest of you are equally nonplussed by it too.


message 17: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
@J.Frank Good luck

@Rhian I do hope you do :3

@Ken thats why I wanted to create a nice safe place for you to do it here :3 Bisky has no problems but she knows other people do :3


message 18: by Carry (new)

Carry | 38 comments Liked all the pages :D Nice to connect with other authors :)


message 19: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I think facebook is always harder to market than Twitter :]


message 20: by Carry (new)

Carry | 38 comments Indeed! I actually like twitter a lot better :)


message 21: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Oh I do :3 But when you have lots of followers like me its easy to miss things :3 its a nice place to post where I can visit often for updates of books Im excited about :]


message 22: by Deb (new)

Deb (soulhaven) | 103 comments Alrighty... Here's mine: https://www.facebook.com/deberelene

I like my FB and my Twitter. I use them slightly differently, mainly because I have a goodly (50-ish) number of people following my FB Page that actually know me in person, whereas all my Twitter followers (except maybe 3?) are strictly onliners. When I have a moment just to sit and chat on Twitter, I tend to let loose a little more there! I probably promo slightly more on FB because I get positive feedback there.


message 24: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Oh I don't have hardly anyone I know on facebook or twitter :3 My aunt read my tweets and got inspired to write and sent me a letter about it, it was nice but also abit strange. :p

I think facebook is something special as the feed leads into somewhere thats very personal unlike twitter, so its more special and you have to be more careful what you post :3


message 25: by Heidi (new)

Heidi Barnes | 86 comments Here is mine. https://www.facebook.com/Heidi.Barnes...

I do do some promotional on my FB, like excerpts from books or when the next on is coming out, but most of the people on there I know and have on my personal page. I also have it linked up to twitter. I'm trying to use FB more for things about me and my writing, but I still have a hard time with thinking who wants to hear about me? lol I think that is why I have such a hard time in interviews for jobs. I don't want to disappoint so I sell myself short even though I know I can do it.


message 26: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I think the most important thing is to stick to something you like to message about :] maybe its funny word themed pictures, maybe its songs that go with writing, maybe its quotes from writers thats the best way I think to keep it up. Don't be shy, even if you fail at grabbing attention you can always be proud you tried :3


message 27: by James (new)

James Caterino (jimcaterino) | 37 comments Thank you for the likes everybody! Now I am motivated to post some interesting content :-)


message 28: by J (new)

J | 301 comments Mod
The more the merrier. :3


message 29: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
@Kirsty, did you introduce yourself before you came here and posted links? Says on your profile you joined yesterday and that seems to be all you've done...


message 30: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
@james its bothering me that I can't favourite or retweet that comment :p


message 31: by Annalisa (new)

Annalisa Crawford | 19 comments James wrote: "Thank you for the likes everybody! Now I am motivated to post some interesting content :-)"

LOL!


message 32: by James (new)

James Caterino (jimcaterino) | 37 comments @Bisky Lol! Funny thing is I tried a few times to ask for FB page likes on Twitter and struck out every time. Even when I was fairly witty about it (or so I thought), quoting 'The Godfather 2' - "Ask anyone around here and they will tell you I am a man who knows how to return a favor". Still a goose egg. Oh well... one day I shall have my vengeance :-) lol


message 33: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I don't get alot of likes on facebook through twitter :3 I think its because facebook is such a personal thing :3


message 34: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Castro (nicolecastro) | 116 comments Here's mine. I LIKE back! :)

https://www.facebook.com/authornicole...


message 35: by Carry (new)

Carry | 38 comments I'm liking them all :D I love to support other authors and linking a page is just something very small and easy to do :)


message 36: by Carry (new)

Carry | 38 comments I liked all the pages posted here :D It's just a small and easy action and I love helping other authors. It would be nice if you could like my page as well, link is near the top of this topic :D

(goodreads is bugging, excuse me if this is a double post)


message 37: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Don't worry I'll keep on top of it :3 I know your not a spammer. And its super fun to see peoples pages, I am really interested in what you all are writing :3

P.S I am always avalible for beta reads. I do have alot to do, and indie books to review, but beta reading gets pushed ahead of queues :3 (I can't spell/grammar check cause of Mr Dyslexia just so you know :]) But every little helps :3


message 38: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Castro (nicolecastro) | 116 comments I Liked everyone's pages. =] I'm feeling the love. <3


message 39: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
I think it can be really hard to find peoples author pages sometimes, especially since twitter limits to one website in the little space below your icon lol


message 40: by Hamilton (new)

Hamilton Hill | 36 comments WHY LIKE A PAGE?

I have written this in another forum and repeat it here for those who don't understand social media or how to market through Fb without spamming:

Liking your page has nothing to do with liking you, your book or your page. It’s about gaining a Social Media platform by sharing networks within which you can market yourself and your book(s).

“Liking or Following” is the process of gaining access to networks outside of your own website or page. If you know how to use it, you gain traffic and attention for your book through your own page AND other peoples social media contacts.

For example, if you paste information on my feed, (and a mutual like allows you to do that), AND ... this is the important part ... you have provided something so interesting that I share it – your paste, because of the size of my network, (according to my current fb stats) on average reaches 122,070 other pages.

Now if 10% of those pages share my share of your original post, it is now seen by millions. In addition to that, my FB page is linked to all my other SM accounts (Twitter, Instagram, G+ Goodreads etc.) so everything shared with me on fb, which I in turn share, has a direct and immediate feed to 90,000 accounts. Now if these people again all shared or re-tweeted, you are seen by over over 16 million people.

On the assumption that only 2.1% share (which is the official average number) – your message shared and re-shared) still reaches a lot of people.

So in short, ‘Like for Like’ programs are undertaken in an effort to create social spread and a platform for YOU to provide content that attracts attention. Remember the whole world is never going to like you, but if a small percentage do, you will sell thousands and thousands of books.

The “home run” is up to you. Create an interesting page sure, but more important create mini “posters” or "Adverts" if you like, that encourage other page owners to share your pearls on fb and/or twitterers to RT.

This form of marking is akin to ‘word-of-mouth’ whispered page-to-page. Results are ultimately in direct proportion to the distribution of “shares” and not “Likes”, although, of course, one leads to the other.

As with everything, the hard yards are up to you, my Like on your page, and your reciprocal Like on mine, can only help you spread the word – it will not make people fall in love with you or your work – it will not teach you how to market through social networking –for starters, when you “Like” a page hover over the like button to select your networking preferences – if you are not getting notifications to your wall you’re not transmitting any either. Remember you can always ‘switch-off’ spammers and deny them access to your followers.

I do exchange Like for Like BUT because of the size of my network I do not always notice new likes. So when you post please message me at the same time so that I can return the favour.

My link is: on.fb.me/14ihyex


message 41: by Ken (new)

Ken Mooney (kenmooney) Here's a tip for anyone publishing digitally: most e-readers (or e-reading apps) have a browser built in or connected, so put links to your Twitter/FB pages in your biography blurb at the end of the book.

People will click and like you, and it's the perfect time/place, because they have just finished your book and don't even have to swap devices.


message 42: by Hamilton (new)

Hamilton Hill | 36 comments Heidi wrote: "Here is mine. https://www.facebook.com/Heidi.Barnes...

I do do some promotional on my FB, like excerpts from books or when the next on is coming out, but most of the people on there I know a..."


Share interesting stuff from your networked pages. If all you talk about is "you" your followers soon get bored with you and leave. Unlike friends, followers need more from you to remain interested in staying linked to your page.


message 43: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
@Hamilton! Damn that was useful! Now I wish I had posted you something more interesting :x I'm such a facebook noob haha. *Goes to search and delete haha*

@Ken I didn't know that! Feel like I'm getting pro tips tonight :3


message 44: by Hamilton (new)

Hamilton Hill | 36 comments Bisky wrote: "@Hamilton! Damn that was useful! Now I wish I had posted you something more interesting :x I'm such a facebook noob haha. *Goes to search and delete haha*

@Ken I didn't know that! Feel like I'm ge..."


You're welcome - please note I'm referring to author pages. Personal pages are not set up for commercial networking. As far as marketing is concerned "Friending" someone or "Following" a private page is about as useful as rust on a farm gate.


message 45: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Oh I kinda feel the same way unless its an author I really like :3


message 46: by Hogan (new)

Hogan (shebreathesinink) | 19 comments Hi, everyone! I'm new to Goodreads. I'm actually in the midst of self-publishing my first book, so I came here in the hopes of meeting some fellow writers! :)

I made a fan page just last night: www.facebook.com/authorHoganStevens

I've got my book synopsis posted on the page. I look forward to meeting you all and hopefully learning some new things. :)


message 47: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Hi Hogan, I hope you will find the group helpful, It can take alittle while since the site is buggy but there is lots of nice people in this group :3


message 48: by Sarah (new)

Sarah LaFleur (lafleurdeplume) | 37 comments I also have a FB page but my writing content is all on the blog. There are links all over the feed so I hope to see some of you stop by :)

Thanks for the love!

http://Facebook.com/lafleurdeplume


message 49: by Nicole (new)

Nicole Castro (nicolecastro) | 116 comments Sarah and Hogan, I liked your pages. Mine is up there somewhere in the thread. ;)


message 50: by Bisky (new)

Bisky Scribbles (bisky_scribbles) | 2536 comments Mod
Gotta love a nice fat thread :3


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