Monday, April 29, 2013

FaceBook Banners: Your billboard to the World--By Linda Kozar

Most authors have author pages on FaceBook. But few utilize this page to the fullest extent--me included.

I've always been one to experiment with my pics and posts on my FB posts. Offering a variety of interesting images and posts is a fun and entertaining way to engage people.

Ask yourself this--why do people visit FB? To be entertained, informed--to speak their mind and be heard. Or perhaps because they're lonely. Or for all of the above.

This week, I decided to make a few changes in my approach to posts and pics. Hence the image above.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not incorporate some of your books in the shot? I've experimented with this in various ways--just book covers, head shot only, etc. but I believe it's best to tell people at first glance:

  • Who you are
  • What you do

Your posts will reveal more and more about you if they like your page, but the first thing you want them to do is like your page. Lots of authors beg people on FB to like them and they probably get some mercy likes that way. However, a mercy like does not a fan make.

Fans are people who like you and like what you do. They are friends, most of whom have never met you face-to-face. All they know about you is what you tell them and the words you post. And if they like you, chances are good they will give your books a try as well.

Linda Kozar is the co-author of Babes With A Beatitude—Devotions For Smart, Savvy Women of Faith (Hardcover/Ebook, Howard/Simon & Schuster 2009) and author of Misfortune Cookies (Print, Barbour Publishing 2008), Misfortune Cookies, A Tisket, A Casket, and Dead As A Doornail, (“When The Fat Ladies Sing Series,” eBooks, Spyglass Lane Mysteries, 2012). Strands of Fate released October 2012 (Hardcover/Ebook, Creative Woman Mysteries) and her nonfiction title, Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation, released in 2013 (Indie-Published). She received the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award in 2007, founded and served as president of Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas ACFW chapter for three years. In 2003, she co-founded, co-directed and later served as Southwest Texas Director of Words For The Journey Christian Writers Guild. She and her husband Michael, married 24 years, have two lovely daughters, Katie and Lauren and a Rat Terrier princess named Patches.

Represented by: Wendy Lawton, Books & Such Literary Agency

Member of: CAN (Christian Authors Network), RWA (Romance Writers of American), WHRWA (West Houston Romance Writers of America), ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), Writers On The Storm, The Woodlands, Texas Chapter of ACFW, Toastmasters (Area 56) The Woodlands, Texas, The Woodlands Church, The Woodlands, TX.

Linda Kozar is the author of six books. Her latest, titled “Moving Tales, Adventures in Relocation,” is a collection of stories from people who experienced the good, the bad and the ugly when they moved.


  1. Great post and fantastic banner! I love this idea.

  2. Looks great - very inviting!

    ~Nancy Jill

  3. Love it! So let me see if there is a way I can fit my ONE book next to my photo ... hmmm.

  4. Yes Sharon! You can make your book BIGGER!


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