Social Media Challenge for Authors - Day #4 - Posting on Facebook

Posted by Sherrie Wilkolaski
Published On Sep 27, 2014

by Sherrie Wilkolaski  

We're on day #4 of our social media challenge and today we're going to post a comment to a Facebook fan page.  Yesterday you should have set-up your own Facebook fan page and “liked” the Infinity Publishing fan page.  Congratulations on coming this far!  

Posting a comment to a Facebook fan page is just as easy as sending out a Tweet.  You can post on your own personal fan page OR you can post on other Facebook fan pages that you have liked.  Creating a post is a wonderful way to stay connected with your fans and friends.  

How do you post a comment on a fan page?

1. Go to the fan page of your choice, in this case the Infinity Publishing fan page:

2. Click on the box at the top of the page that says, “What’s on your mind?”

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3. Type in what you would like to say and hit enter.  It's as simple as that.


What is the value of posting on a fan page?

It gets you connected with your fans and friends, giving you an opportunity to promote your book, your thoughts of the day, or to respond to what someone else has posted.  It also keeps you active online and out in the social media world.  

What should you write about?

Talk about what other people are talking about.  If you’re on fan page that talks about self-publishing for example, jump in and talk about your experience with independent publishing.  If you’re on an author’s fan page, post a book review or give the author your feedback on their latest blog post.  Use your comments to promote your own work and also be courteous and share compliments as you see fit.   

How long should your comments be?

You can post one sentence to a few sentences.  Don’t get too crazy with long-winded posts.  You don’t want to get banded from someone fan page because you go on and on.  Be direct and to the point.  

Today’s social media challenge task of the day. 

  1. Post a comment to promote your book on the Infinity Publishing fan page.  Tell the world why your book is such a good read or promote an upcoming book signing.  It is up to you.  Either way, it is all about your book.  Put your marketing cap on and go for it.  Keep your post to about 30 words and don’t forget to include a link to your own Facebook fan page and website.

  2. Copy and paste what you post on the Infinity Publishing fan page and repost in the comments section below.  This will give you a link back to your page and added exposure to help promote your page.

Infinity Publishing’s gift to you.  We’ll respond to your Facebook fan page on the Infinity Publishing page and also post on your personal author fan page.

Next challenge, blogging (Challenge #5).  

Topics: social media, facebook, social media challenge

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