13 responses to “How to use Facebook to promote your writing business”

  1. Jack El-Hai

    Many thanks for this info. Let’s not forget that FB is much more than a marketing tool for writers. It’s also an extremely valuable research tool: a place to find stories, sources, and new markets. For one of my current books, FB has been my main source of interviewees. The book would be difficult to write without it.

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  3. Joanne Mason

    Thanks for this post, Michelle. Very informative!

    I often wonder if there’s any rule of thumb (for lack of a better phrase) on when it’s time to set up a Facebook page for your writing business or for your blog. On the one hand, it’s a great promotional opportunity if it’s done well. On the other, if you’re just starting out, there just might not be that much to promote. And in that case, would others take you seriously?

    Just some musings… 🙂

  4. Joanne Mason

    Thanks, Michelle. I actually started testing the waters with a page for my blog over the weekend, but it isn’t ready for prime time. I think your “chicken and egg” description is a great one. I know there are sites and blogs I’ve discovered on FB that I doubt I’d have found elsewhere. I only found them because I was playing around, typing topics that interest me into the search field just to see what came up. Anything’s possible, I suppose!

    Joanne

  5. Katrina

    Michelle:

    Thanks for all the clarity, shortcuts and updates! This was very timely and I have applied a majority of these suggestions already. Great stuff!

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  7. Jane Boursaw

    Thanks so much, Michelle and Trish. Just posted a link to this on the social media lesson in my blogging class (over at http://www.writebloglearn.com).

    Jane

  8. Jane Boursaw

    Ok, that link posted wrong. Try this!

    http://www.writebloglearn.com

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