Facebook Author Page

I finally broke down and made a Facebook Author Page. I don’t know what I was waiting for. I had thought it was going to be super complicated, but it was exceptionally easy.

I’ve read a lot about creating an author page vs. using your personal page and I was torn. I choose the author page for the potential of advertising later on, but I never thought of using a personal page. Here was an interesting blog on that: https://janefriedman.com/5-reasons-use-facebook-profiles/

Now, I just need to figure out what to do with my page! I’m not quite ready for book launches yet.

If you don’t have one yet, here are the directions. I only know how to make one from a regular Facebook page (which I already had).

  1. Log into your Facebook account
  2. Click the down arrow on the toolbar on the top of the page on the right.
  3. Click on “Create Page”
  4. Click on “Artist, Band, or Public Figure”
  5. Keep following the directions

Once I had that set up, I made my banner header using http://www.canva.com/ Free easy to use.

I added a link to sign up for my mailing list. Once my books are ready, I can add a link to purchase the book. (Both of which are very cool.)

FB cover

Do you use Facebook to promote your writing? Feel free to post your link and your tips on how you found Facebook helpful.

Here’s my link if you want to see (or like me!): www.facebook.com/joynelljschultz

As always, thanks for reading!



  1. I made a generic personal profile for my pen name, and not an author page… I suppose I could always change that down the road. Right now I am letting myself get distracted with the blog and FB and such that I’ve slacked off on my writing so I’m going to rededicate myself towards that. Otherwise, I’ll have no need for it because I’ll have nothing to sell!

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    1. Yeah, I don’t know what’s better — a personal page or an author page. I honestly don’t know if it matters much.

      I completely understand the distraction thing! I should be editing, but instead, I’m blogging! I swear I have ADHD! (Well, maybe without the hyperactivity part — I pretty much sit in my chair these days.)

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  2. I just made a page for RSPC a few weeks ago. I chose that instead of an author page specific to me, because RSPC is a brand through which I’ll be publishing anyway. It cut out that weird feeling I get when I’m forced to think of myself as an ‘author brand’. Very strange. Anyway, I’ll like your page!

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