My Dear Future Readers,
Today, I thought I would tell you about something that I learned three years ago and I believe I am still learning it. I thought to be an author I needed to just write great books. But being an author is much more than that. Which is why I am doing this full time.
This one word was something that I was not sure how to do. But being afraid never solves anything so I gave it a try.
Lesson 15: The Author Page
Three years ago, I created my Author Page which grew and matured from 17 likes to 2,678 likes and is still growing. To be honest with you, sometimes, I am still amazed myself at how it had grown up to this if number. This year, I hadxto recreate my author group, Discussions with Diana Rose and Her Future Readers because of the big following I have on my author page.
Now, I’m not a bestselling author yet and I’m still working on getting my first book published. But I believe that anything is possible. Now, anyone can create an author page on Facebook but I believe that only a rare percentage of people can get the amount of likes an author page needs to reach its audience. That’s why I want to share with you what you need to do.
A lot of people asked me for advice on this, here it is….
- Be polite to your readers. Say thank you, please, and don’t forget that your readers are people too. Treat them with respect.
- If you want more likes post relevant posts to what you are writing about. If you are writing about horses (a western story) don’t post about romance unless it is a western romance story.
- ALWAYS BE PROFESSIONAL! Why did capitalize that? Because think about it…. Your author page is representative of who you are as an author. It is the first thing that a reader, literacy agent, or publisher look at when they search your name. You don’t want your author page to have things your wouldn’t want your publisher to see.
- Also, Share, Support And Promote. Share your page on Facebook, twitter and other social media sites. Support other authors by sharing their work too. Trust me, they WILL thank you.
“Have I told you how awesome you are? Thank you.” – Keith Kareem Williams
That’s so great to hear from an author like Keith Kareem Williams. I feel appreciated. And yes, it feels awesome to be able to be helpful to another author. That’s what I meant about sharing, promoting and supporting.
Another great way to get likes for your Author page is to find posts where it says… “Follow for Follow,” “Sharing is Caring” and other such posts on Facebook. If people really like what you post, they will stay and support you.
But, most importantly, don’t worry about what other authors do. Be yourself and the audiences who are meant for you will come. Be as original as you can because everyone follows trends. Be you!
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I thank you all for your infinite support.
YA Fantasy Romance Published Author