Back when I was originally starting to promote my books, I made Facebook pages for each that I could post individual book news at. I have one for Bones Buried in the Dirt, one for The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes, one for Not Quite so Stories, and one for Apocalypse All the Time. I’m thinking about deleting them though by the end of March. I’m also thinking of not creating one for my new book coming out in July when I get into full promotion for that one. I’m just getting sick of Facebook harassing me all the time.
I mean, I have a Facebook author page as well. Everything I post on the individual book pages gets posted on the main Facebook author page too. They’re kind of redundant, and I think mainly people who have already read the books liked the pages. That means they don’t serve much purpose, particularly given that news about them tends to get sparser as they get further away from when they were first published. Facebook’s harassment doesn’t get less though. That means they aren’t useful to promote books and I have to deal with a good amount of my Facebook notifications being total garbage.
Seriously, I get maybe 5-30 Facebook notifications for each page for each post that I do. Facebook is always giving me notifications about boosting posts, discounts for boosting posts, notices that I cross posted, suggestions about posting, reminders to post, and all kinds of other garbage. There’s no way to turn it off that I can find…other than killing the pages.
So why not? I’ll just set a date. March 31. Anyone who likes one of the individual book pages can always go like the main Facebook author page instead. By April 1, the other pages die. I just can’t take it any more.
Facebook does not make it very fun to have pages.