Marketing Tip for Selling Books on Facebook With No Personal Information Shared

I wanted to share with you a few options for marketing on Facebook even if you do not want to have an active Facebook account for yourself.

Facebook is a huge opportunity for authors that are looking for just one more book sale, one more reader and that elusive one more fan. Many people do not trust Facebook as a platform where they want to spend their time and do not enjoy sharing their personal information with the powers that be like Zuckerburg and other corporate entities. I have the perfect solution for you as an author.

Create a Facebook account. A master account as it were. You do not need to have friends, photos, locations or any of the other more intrusive information listed. It is enough to say Your name or Pen name and your occupation as Author.

Once you have that created you are able to build pages. These are simple enough to create you simply use the drop down arrow on the very edge of your facebook header and click Create Page.  create page Book Title on Facebook Vicki Goodwin

Next name your page The Title of your book. Once you have chosen the style and titled your page, you will want to add the book’s cover art, your blurb or back cover description and other information that you feel will help sell your book to potential readers. choose style of page for Book Title Facebook Vicki Goodwin The Page Turner

Now comes the tricky part.  This is where the images will come in handy.  On the top of your new page, you will go to settings. Click settings and you will see the settings options come onto the screen.  Book Page settings marketing tips for Authors on Facebook Vicki Goodwin

On the left-hand panel, you will find Edit Page as the third option from the top. Click Edit Page.  The Edit page screen will appear and you will be looking for Templates.

Edit Page for Boook Page on Facebook Marketing Tips by Vicki Goodwin

Click Edit beside the current template and you will be asked to choose which template you want to use on your new book page.   Choose Shopping. It is actually about half way down the list. When you exit the screen you will see your page now has a shop now button.

On the left-hand panel of your page, you will see the shop option has been added to the list. Click Shop. Add products to your Title page on Facebook Vicki Goodwin The Page Turner

Click add Products in the center of the screen. This is where you will add products to your page. Go to the Amazon or other Retail link and get the URL for your book. Add your book cover in the add photo slot.

Add Product URL area for Selling your book on Facebook Vicki Goodwin The Page Turner

Name your product the title of your book and the price that it is available on Amazon or another retailer. If the product is on sale, you are able to share that on this screen. Once again describe your product using genre and other keywords that describe your book. Add the retail URL in the space provided and slide share this product on your page.  Hit Save.

The last steps will take you back to the Book Title page and hover over Shop Now.  A drop down menu will appear and you will click Edit Button.  You will click Shop on your Website. Edit the Button on Title Page on Facebook Vicki Goodwin The Page Turner

 

 

 

 

Once you click Shop on your website, a box will come up that asks for the URL of the book once again. Add it again in the space providedAdd URL to Book Title on Retail Shop Vicki Goodwin Thr Page Turner and you are able to have people buying your book without having to hang around on Facebook giving personal information.

You are able to do this with each of your books. There is a second part that is just as important. When you find reviews about your books click share to facebook, use the drop down menu and share the post on your books page using hashtags like

There is a second part that is just as important. When you find reviews about your books anywhere on the internet remember to click share to facebook, use the drop down menu and share the post on your book’s pages using hashtags like #fivestarreview,  #mybooktitle, or #myauthorname.

Your posts are advertising for you, sharing your good news and keeping you off of the Facebook platform.  The sharing of posts to the Book’s Facebook page works even if you are active on Facebook. It keeps your book in the public eye and invites readers to take a peek at your work.  Share any book signing event posts or author interviews on the book pages too. It is a wonderful tool reaching potentially thousands (read millions) of new readers.

I hope you enjoyed learning a little trick about promoting your book. If so, leave me a comment. I will keep looking for special little-known tips and tricks for you.

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