When was the last time you “joined” the Facebook party you sponsored? Do you even know what to do during a facebook party?
Interact…Connect…Find common interests!!
Many authors are busy with deadlines and revisions, so we have made Facebook Parties an easy way to market your work. So you may ask, what do I do now that I have signed up? Visit the facebook party on the days you can during the event and stay for as little or as long as you can (You can always come back again later). You may not notice all the interaction at first, but look at the active posts, scroll down and even post a fun picture or a hello. Check out the numbers on other posts…
Look at all the activity on this one post:
If this was your FLASH Giveaway prize there are close to 100 potential new fans just waiting for you. Here are some of the things you can do:
- Interact with each comment that a possible NEW fan left.
- Did you send them a friend request?
- Did you thank them for taking time out of their busy life to show interest in what was posted? (Starting conversations with readers is the best way to make them feel that as an AUTHOR you appreciate them and statistics have found that your sales will increase as you reach out and “touch” your fans. Not all fans can come to conferences and events; you HAVE to reach them through social media too)
Also, have you seen the list of “participating authors” at the top of the event? Have you sent them a message asking each of them a little bit more about what they write? Maybe this is a fellow author that you could partner with as an “accountability partner” or even a like genre to yours so you can team up on other social media parties, release parties and more. Don’t let that valuable list of fellow authors go untouched! This is your NETWORK!!
In this day in age, just because you write a book doesn’t mean you will sell any copies and if you ever want to sell more copies besides your friends and family you need to take steps in networking with your fans…existing and new. Don’t let the book market pass you by, with thousands of books being released daily, YOU NEED TO STAND OUT TO POTENTIAL FANS.
BookRhythm has multi-author events each and every month; we draw hundreds of fans to each of these events. Each time we get a new author to join their fans can become your fans with just a little bit of effort (Remember fans read more than ONE genre and more than ONE author). Show people you aren’t just a pen name and a book cover, that there is a person behind that persona just like them. That’s how you sell books…helping make your fans feel the connection to YOU.
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