Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to Get More Facebook Likes is one of my favorite Webaids for authors. Their newsletter always includes a great tip--new or a nudge on something I've forgotten to do. Here is an excerpt from a recent edition:

One of the primary marketing problems that authors face when they launch their Facebook fan pages is to get a critical mass of users who "Like" their fan page. This causes a chicken and egg problem in the sense that, without enough people liking an author's page, new visitors will not have the social proof necessary to Like the page. The visitor to the Facebook fan page is thinking, "Why should I be among the first visitors to "Like" this author's page?" Further, Facebook requires you to have a minimum of 25 Likes before you can claim a vanity URL (such as www[.]facebook[.]com/YourDesiredPageName) One way to solve this is to make use of the "Get Facebook Likes" area of the BookBuzzr author's forum and get Facebook Likes from other BookBuzzr Author Pro subscribers. We launched this feature just a few days ago and h ave already got scores of posts and authors who have begun to benefit. Of course, if you've already got a sufficient number of Facebook fans, you can still benefit from this feature. If you are a BookBuzzr Author Pro subscriber, this feature is available as a complimentary service. Please use it early and use it often. If you have not yet tried a BookBuzzr Author Pro subscription, do sign-up and give it a whirl. There is a 30 day free trial and you can cancel at any time.

~From the newsletter of BookBuzzr Book Marketing Technologies which has nearly 7,000 registered authors. Find it at

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including, The Frugal Book Promoter: How To Do What Your Publisher Won't; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor . If your followers at Twitter would benefit from this blog post, please use the little Green widget to let them know about this blog:

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