Easy Free Author App

Every once in a while you stumble upon a real gem.

While visiting a fellow author’s Facebook page, I noticed a red box that said, “READ MY BOOK.” I clicked on it and it shot me to his bio and a list of his published works, complete with pictures and descriptions. The red button inflicted me with App Envy, so I tracked down the app.

Once downloaded, the app can be accessed by your readers from your FB page with a simple click. Your books, profile, and book signing events will be listed very neatly and professionally. It’s so easy. I completed the whole thing in ten minutes.

Here’s what mine looks like: https://www.facebook.com/jeannemeeksauthor scroll down and click on red box that says “Read my Book”.

To access the app directly go to https://apps.facebook.com/authorapp/?ref=ts . Note: Under your picture it will say “Official website”. That link brings your visitors to your website. How cool is that?
I also like that you can offer readers the chance to get on your e-mail list. I need to grow such a list and now I know where to do it. Thanks FB… and the affiliate company at http://www.Freebooksy.com who developed the app.

 I was so thrilled with the marvelous, seamless opportunity to look professional, I posted the experience on a Linkedin thread for writers. To date I have had 72 responses from authors who are thrilled with the app.

  • Sarah BarrettSarah Barrett Author/Consultant, A Mom’s Guide to School Fundraising

    Thank you so much!! I had heard about the app, but couldn’t find it before!!

  • Cynthia B AinswortheCynthia B Ainsworthe  IPPY Award Winner novel Front Row Center at Amazon

    Thanks! Added app to my fan page.

  • Carolyn QuinnCarolyn Quinn  Author, “MAMA ROSE’S TURN: The True Story of America’s Most Notorious Stage Mother”

    Thank you SO MUCH for posting this, Jeanne – the app is great! I just installed it.

  • James GilliamJames Gilliam Writer/Owner at GILLIAM PUBLICATIONS, LLC

    Thanks! I owe you, Big Time.

  • Elizabeth SloaneElizabeth Sloane Historian/Reseacher at Andres Historical Solutions, LLC

    This looks like an amazing tool. Thank you for sharing it.

  • John MartinJohn Martin Writer

    I just tried this app and I’m already getting some traffic to the site. I’m sure there are people out there who don’t want to spend a lot of money on a commerce site, and this seems to fill a need.

Nancy E Randolph

Nancy Randolph was so impressed with the app she posted a blog on her website, Just Write Books, entitled 10 Reasons Authors Should Use Author App for Facebook. Take a look:

http://jstwrite.blogspot.com/2013/10/10-reasons-authors-should-use-author.html

So not only did I find a gem of an author’s app, I made a lot of friends on Linkedin and built a bit of traffic for my website. Lesson learned: You never know what will spark an interest and draw people to you. Give away good information like a politician hands out campaign literature. It just might pay you back ten-fold.

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