A great post for anyone who has a book to promote…
Originally posted on Lisa's World Has Moved:
My friend, Tina Gerow, posted this on Facebook the other day. It brought up an important factor of author promotion: The Social Media Scam Artists.
FB just told me that my Cover Reveal photo for Sleeping With Shadows I reposted this morning on my Tina Gerow/Cassie Ryan page is doing better than 95% of my other posts on my author page and would I like to pay to Boost it.
Uh, let me see…NO. What I would LIKE you to do is to actually freaking show my posts to everyone who liked my page. I shouldn’t NEED to Boost it since when you register for FB it says it’s free and always will be. Lying ass bitches!! Oh, sorry- was that in my outdoor voice?
Sigh…now after my FB rant about bugging us to boost our posts, now I’m getting spammed from people/groups offering to promote my stuff for me – of course for payment.
Ugh… yes, I know some people need to and do pay for promo packages. I’m not one of them or I would’ve just paid for the boost. And in any event, spamming me with your “shtick” isn’t going to endear you to me or stir up my business, even if I was in the market… Just sayin’
Don’t be suckered by those people and groups who promise they’ll promote you all over Facebook with their huge network for the right price. Charging people to be a part of your Facebook Group or Page is against the Facebook Terms of Service. Sadly, too many of these so-called “social media professionals” have their heads up their butts and no real knowledge of what you can and can’t do on your social media networks. If you or they get caught doing this, not only will they be removed from Facebook, but you could be too.