Authors – Tips for  Getting to Grips with Facebook

Many very helpful tips on Facebook pages.

Helen Treharne


A Facebook page is a great way to reach audiences old and new. It allows for more text than Twitter, which should essentially be used for micro blogging, and allows you to easily segregate personal content from professional content. This is important, not least because many readers are interested in just your books. Only your hardcore fans are going to want to know what you had for breakfast. I suspect that even the most open author will want to keep some parts of their lives private. This is particularly true for those who have a day job as well as a writing career.

More than half the UK population is on Facebook so, while social bookmarking sites like Pinterest are growing at a much faster rate, it still has its place in your marketing toolkit. Yet I still I get a lot of questions about how to use the page…

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