Tip Thursday: Author Questions

We are loving all the feedback from our Author Training last week. We unfortunately weren’t able to answer all the questions asked during the training so I thought we’d get to some of them here:

  • What is the difference between a Facebook Fan Page and a Personal Page? How do I use them differently?

Probably the biggest difference between the two is how you interact with people. With a personal page you make friends and mutually get to learn what is going on in each other’s lives. With the fan page it’s more of a business relationship: more branding and promoting than hanging out and family updates. For more info visit this post on socialmediahound.com.

  • How do you track your statistics?

There are a number of different ways this can be done. Two of our favorites are StatCounter and Google Analytics. On your website you can embed a StatCounter Widget or you can use the Google Analytics site. They both have their pros and cons. Find out more about them with this post by EDinteractive.

  • How do you balance the different media outlets and target audiences?

This is actually two questions that I combined because they have a similar answer: it depends. It depends on what audience and media outlet is being the most beneficial for you. It depends on how much effort you want to put into it. It depends on a lot of things. It’s a continuous round of trying things out, analyzing, adjusting, trying things out…you get the picture. For more on how this process works see this post on About.com.

Thanks again to all the authors who came to our Author Training. We loved meeting with you. If you weren’t there, hopefully you can make it to the next one!

3 thoughts on “Tip Thursday: Author Questions

  • June 16, 2011 at 5:57 pm
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    This is very helpful! So glad you posted it 🙂 I was wondering if we’d get those questions answered.

    • June 20, 2011 at 8:29 am
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      I’m glad this was helpful for you Shannen! Let me know if you have any other questions we forgot to answer. Have an awesome day!

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