Sunday, October 13, 2013

Add an Author App to Your #FACEBook Fan Page

 If you have a Fan Page on Facebook, you might want to look into adding an Author App to it that will allow people to purchase your books from Amazon.

All you have to do is enter your ASIN or ISBN number and the app will set up the link.

The link is display on the left hand side in Red (Read my Book)

It will also allow you to put in a URL to a free sample of your book.


Here is mine.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tina-Gayle/214633841921560?ref=hl

If you have already set up your fan page, go to  http://apps.facebook.com/authorapp/ 

A page will come up that says 'The Author Marketing App.'

Just click on the  'Let's get started-" button.

From there it will direct you as to what you need to do to set up the page.

Remember to choose your fan page, not your personal page. You will then see the "Read My Book" button on your fan page.

Now just click on the app and you just enter the information about your books.

You can do this one of two ways

1. just put in the isbn or asin number and hit enter.

2. Or fill in the information yourself.

If after you hit enter, you don't see everything you want it to display just hit edit book and put in the additional information.

Hope this helps,

Also, if you want to exchange likes just put your fb url under the post I've made to exchange links.

Have a great weekend,

Tina


 

22 comments:

Nadia Kilrick said...

Fabulous! Thank you, Tina! I'm going to try this on my page right now. :)

Kayelle Allen said...

Very cool. I went right over and did this. I wondered how that was done. Thanks, Tina! I liked your page. Here's mine. :)
https://www.facebook.com/KayelleAllen.Author

saschaillyvichauthor.com said...

Thanks Tina,

I just spent the better half of my morning adding a partial back list from Amazon to my author page:

https://www.facebook.com/RomanceAuthorSaschaIllyvich btw :)

Tina Gayle said...

Thanks everyone I will go like your pages.

Glad this was helpful.

L.A. Remenicky said...

This is great! Thanks for the heads up!

www.facebook.com/laremenicky

Renee Reynolds said...

Thanks so much for this info - I had no idea about this app!

I hope to see you at https://www.facebook.com/renee.reynolds.7798 --or-- https://www.facebook.com/obstinate.headstronggirl.5 (or both!).

Jane Wakely said...

Thanx so much, Tina! I didn't know about the app either! I've liked your FB page, here's mine:
www.facebook.com/janewakelyromanceauthor
Thank you!
~Jane

Naomi Bellina said...

Cool! Thanks for posting this tip!

Kate Deveaux said...

Thanks Tina for the great tip, good instructions, I did it and it worked like a charm. It's so nice that you shared this was fellow authors.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kate-Deveaux/349294291841235?ref=hl

Best,
Kate

C. A. Szarek said...

WOW! This is awesome! Thanx so much! I really love your books, too.

I got mine all set up!

http://www.facebook.com/caszarek

Linda LaRoque said...

This is wonderful information. I got all of my books added. Do you mind if I share it with author friends?

Thank you ever so much!

Linda LaRoque

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Linda-LaRoque/119422624783798?ref=hl

Suzanne Rock said...

Thanks so much Tina! Great information. :)

M. S. Kaye said...

Thanks! I added the widget to my site!

M. S. Kaye said...

Thanks! I added the widget to my site!

Shauna Aura said...

Thanks for posting this! What a great resource. I'm adding it to my author pages now.

Marie Carhart said...

Thank you Tina, just did this now. Liked your page- here is mine: https://www.facebook.com/kabrini.message
Thanks again - this was very helpful! Best of luck to you! Marie

Mackenzie Crowne said...

Thanks so much for sharing, Tina. Liked your page. Here's mine.

https://www.facebook.com/MackenzieCrowne

Tina Gayle said...

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments. Glad it was helpful and I believe I've liked everyone's page if not send me a note on FB

Jeannie said...

Thank you for sharing this info! I wasn't even aware of it. :) My author page is facebook.com/jmbushnell

Norma Jean Lutz said...

As others have stated here, I had no idea this app existed. I quickly added my Amazon Kindle titles. Now I want to create PDFs of my first chapters and add those as well. What a wonderful low-key marketing tool.

My fan page is:
https://www.facebook.com/BeANovelist

Love your site!
Norma Jean

Doobie Shemer said...

Dear Tina, great help!
I liked yours... would you please like mine? https://www.facebook.com/SproutedSoul
Blessing,
Doobie

Feather Stone said...

The author facebook app is not working; perhaps down for maintenance. Thanks for the info.