Remember I said that one of the things you would need to have done before you could do everything in this series was to create a FB fan page for your book. This is a pretty simple process, and there is plenty of help. I hope you posted your book’s cover in Facebook and have a banner background that is a different picture. Assuming that is already done, go to your book’s Amazon.com page. Remember ours is at http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00AB7XXU6/grearelabook-20.
On the right side of the screen, just below the boxes for the shopping cart, there are at least three social media short cut buttons for you. One is Twitter, one is Pinterest and one is Facebook. There may also be an email button. Find the Facebook button and click it. This will pop up a screen with your link already partially built, and it has an area asking you to “Write Something”. By default it will assume you want to share this on your own time line, it assumes you want it to be PUBLIC, and it will build you a Share It button.
First things first, please write something about your book in the space where it asks you to “Write Something.” Say, “Check out the great reviews at Amazon.com” or “My book just sold again…” or “Look at my new sales rank… hot seller today!” or whatever feels right to you.
Next on the drop down list where it asks you to SHARE: (defaulting to your own timeline), choose the drop down list until you see your book’s fan page. If you created your book’s fan page this will appear automatically. If you did not, please be sure whoever created it for you gave you administrative rights so you can post on it.
After you’ve written something and chosen your own fan page, press “Share It” and it will post to your book’s fan page. https://www.facebook.com/guardianangels101 is ours. Yes, we share a fan page with the parent book Angel On Board, but that is appropriate in this case. If your book is in a series, then the series can have a single fan page. If you also have an author page, that is fine, but your book needs a fan page specifically.
Now that you have shared on your fan page, sign on to Facebook using your own timeline and re-share your post underneath your normal sign-on. Under the comments section, it might be a good time to ask your friends to click through to your Facebook fan page and “LIKE” it.
This one exercise does many things. You are actively posting from your Amazon.com page and Amazon.com loves that. As the old adage goes, “God helps those who help themselves.” Amazon helps authors who market their own books! So kudos… then it is a way to give your friends another great reminder to “LIKE” your book’s fan page. Your book also gets twice the press on FB because of the re-post. Hopefully it will get some click-throughs and Amazon.com will reward you for traffic by considering your book popular based on traffic!
It’s a win/win/win/win!