Facebook Author Pages

Getting a Facebook author page is a snap.

I set up Keli Gwyn, Author this week, and it took just a few minutes.

Why did I chose to add an author page when I already have a personal page?

I want a place where readers can go to find out information about my book when it’s released. Sure, they could go to my regular Facebook page where I talk about my book on occasion, but there’s a limit to how many “friends” I can have, whereas there’s no limit as to how many can join an author’s page.

Another reason for having an author page is that it’s public. To join the group, all a reader has to do is click “like.” There’s no waiting around for me to approve friend requests.

Having separate pages for my personal and professional sides serves me well.

Readers will be more interested in hearing about my books than about my frequent trips to Taco Bell. (And I do mean frequent. :-)) By keeping my promotional posts on my author page, I won’t bore the non-romance-reader friends on my personal page with information about my guest blogging appearances, book giveaways, and such.

So, I have an author page. Now I need to figure out what to put on it. Time to get creative.

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What types of things do you like to see on an author’s Facebook page?

Have you considered setting up an author page?


About Keli Gwyn

I'm an award-winning author of inspirational historical romance smitten with the Victorian Era. I'm currently writing for Harlequin's Love Inspired Historical line of wholesome, faith-filled romances. My debut novel, A Bride Opens Shop in El Dorado, California, was released July 1, 2012. I'm represented by Rachelle Gardner of Book & Such Literary. I live in a Gold Rush-era town at the foot of the majestic Sierras. My favorite places to visit are my fictional worlds, other Gold Country towns and historical museums. When I'm not writing I enjoy taking walks, working out at Curvesβ„’ and reading.
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11 Responses to Facebook Author Pages

  1. Terri Tffany says:

    I guess I’m not there yet but maybe some day:)) I do visit a few author’s pages and it’s a good place to get quick information.

  2. Wendy says:

    Looks like that’s the way things are headed. Funny since I’ve backed way off of FB.

    ~ Wendy

  3. YAY Keli!! πŸ™‚ Looking forward to visiting your author page and hearing about ALL your forthcoming books! πŸ˜‰ (yes, I like to think positive!!)

  4. Susan Mason says:

    Good for you, Keli! I’m not really up on Facebook. I have an account which I check once and a while, but that’s about it. Will have to check out your author page later today! (If I can find it!)


  5. I’d like to see on an author’s page information about specific books the author has for sale and perhaps information about the author, and a link to the author’s blog. I like the idea of an author’s page. I’ll think more about it when my time comes to create one. I’ll definitely take a look at yours. I’m sure it will be creative because you are creative. Blessings, Keli…

  6. Yay for you for setting up a Facebook author page. That’s great that you’ll be able to keep those identities separate in such a simple way. I haven’t really thought about separate pages yet but I’m not quite to the same stage. We’ll see when the time comes πŸ™‚

  7. This is something I’ve gone back and forth on. Several of my author friends on FB just maintain a personal page, but allow fans and anyone they want to “friend” them. But that seems sort of scary to me. My publisher suggests author pages, but I haven’t done it yet. Hmmm…I’ll have to keep thinking on this. Great post!

  8. Jill Kemerer says:

    Very nice! I like to see when a new release is coming out, a feed to their blog, any book trailers, and updates on where book signings or speaking engagements are. A link to their website is also good! I do stalk my fave authors!

  9. Tana Adams says:

    OK. Just so you know, because I am blonde this will take me more than one try to visit your site. I may have already done this and not been aware of it. I will like you very much when I finally land there.

  10. Julie Nilson says:

    I’ve been thinking about it, since I just started an author blog. It may be a little premature for me though–maybe when I’ve published a bit more.

  11. Congratulations on taking this step! I think Jill’s answer pretty well covers the basics. πŸ™‚ Glad to know the process is easy. Some day when I’m in your situation, I’ll be ready to separate the personal and professional.

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