Monday, October 21, 2013

Free Author App On Facebook






For all of you writers who have already set up your author page and have this app, please bear with me. I'm just getting around to navigating the maze at Facebook and discovering that the author page is separate from your homepage. After that, you'll find this app can make things easier for your readers.

This app is a square red box on your author page and can be accessed by your readers with a simple click of the button. It pulls up your books, your profile and any signing events you have listed. Also, under your picture it will say "Official Website." That link brings your readers to your designated website. Remember, you have to have an author page set up first to get the app. No page, no app.

Here's what my page looks like so far (it's a work in progress!):

http://www.facebook.com/karenelizabethbrownauthor

Next, scroll down and click the box that says "Read My Book."

To access the app directly, go to:

http://apps.facebook.com/authorapp/?ref=ts

So much of author visibility is dependent upon getting your readers to see your books and their links. This app is one more way to help your readers find their way to your books. I hope this was helpful. Enjoy your writing!

5 comments:

  1. Ooh, I haven't heard o this! Thanks for the tip!

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    1. Shallee: You're welcome! It's handy, that's for sure.

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  2. Thanks, Karen. I'm going to try it out.

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    1. Susan: I've had a few people comment to me about the button. Some don't want to click another link, but most don't mind. All in all, it's a concise way to get your information out.

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  3. I hadn't heard of this app before now. I went to your FB page and tried it out. Very cool!

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