Facebook Fan Page For Your Kindle Book

by derek on December 31, 2011 · 7 comments

Yesterday we discussed a Kindle publishing tip that can improve your efficiency and set yourself apart from the majority of the authors in the Kindle store.
But what else can you do for your Kindle books?
As you might imagine, your odds for booming sales increase as the number of people that discover your book increase. So wouldn’t it be nice if you could get your book in front of an audience that averages more than 130 million unique visitors per month.

Facebook fan page

Yep, Facebook is that site averaging millions upon millions of visitors each and every month. Granted you will not be able to get your book in front of all of those people by creating a Facebook fan page, but even if you get 10, 20, or more new pair of eyes on your book you increase awareness.
Not only will a Facebook fan page provide more visibility for your book, but it also gives you an additional opportunity to connect with your readers.
Just the other day we talked about the importance of building relationships and connecting with people.
Guess what?
Making a connection with even one or two people via your Facebook fan page is more than worth the effort. One of the most efficient means of marketing is by word of mouth. If you have a positive impact on one person, that person will tell their family and friends who will tell their family and friends, and so on.

Success does not come over night

No doubt this all sounds great, but don’t think that you can rush on over to Facebook to create a fan page today and think that you’re going to have 25,000 fans by tomorrow.
As a matter of fact, building your fan page will take time as you cannot simply “friend” or “like” people as you can with a personal profile. At first it might feel like your fan page will never get discovered by the millions of Facebookians (if that isn’t a word, I’m coining it here and now) but don’t get discouraged.
Use your personal profile and Twitter account to promote your new Facebook fan page.
Add a Facebook social plugin to your blog to raise awareness of your fan page. By the way, you may have noticed that I’ve just recently added this to my sidebar in an effort to build my fan page.

Follow along

Speaking of my fan page, you are welcome to follow along and see how I begin to build my Facebook fan page for my book.
You might notice that my book was published in June 2011 and here it is six months later and my fan page barely has a pulse.
True, I am guilty of not utilizing this promotional tool up until recently.
But that means you can Like my page and follow along to see exactly how I approach adding new fans, building relationships, and providing helpful information. As a matter of full disclosure, by no means am I an expert when it comes to Facebook so I will be learning as I go.
As of right now, my Facebook fan page cannot get much more basic than it is but that means there is a lot that we have to do. Heck, my page only has two Likes right now. One of those is yours truly, and the other is a friend–I haven’t even convinced my wife to Like my page yet.
Do you have a Facebook fan page?
Let me know if you have a Facebook fan page already so I can check it out and learn more about you. If you don’t have one yet, jump in and create one so we can go through this process together.

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Jesse@Estero homes January 3, 2012 at 10:11 pm

There’s really no shortcuts if you want be successful in your business or even in life in general. In terms of social media marketing, it’s really essential to build relationships with your followers in order to build your reputation online. I don’t have a Facebook profile yet but I’m planning to have one this year.

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derek January 4, 2012 at 1:33 am

Absolutely, the connections and relationships that we make can have a profound impact on your business and your personal life as well. Some of the people I’ve connected with via business have become great friends too.
When you get that Facebook profile, be sure to stop by and send me a Friend Request!

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megan January 8, 2012 at 10:24 pm

One of the big reason why many business establish their business very well it’s because of the positive effect of social media.. Social Media is one of the main reason why such business run’s fluently.

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David @ Essay Writing January 23, 2012 at 2:22 am

Facebook is the most awesome thing i have ever seen on internet from all prospectives! Socially and Economically!

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Jean @ Used Tires January 28, 2012 at 1:38 pm

Patience is key for sure. Effective usage of the available ways to promote like Twitter will help but even then, it might take time. By the way, Facebookians is a nice term. I had used Facebookers till now.
-Jean

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Lonna@facebook fan page February 26, 2012 at 8:15 pm

It’s really a great and useful piece of info. I am happy that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

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NewLaunch.Com.Sg@Property April 30, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Facebook fan page like other social media, is as good as just a page if we don’t provide constant updates with informations that will excite your fans everyday. Nobody wants to subscribe or Like a page just to get random spam on their wall once in a while.
hence, regardless what we do, if we want to go the social media route, we better be prepared to do a lot more.

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