Wilkie Martin - Surviving Publication

Author of the unhuman series of addictive comedy cozy mysteries set in the Cotswolds. This documents my encounters with publishing and includes things I hope will be useful later. It also covers some local writing competitions and reviews some writing events.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Add an artist page in facebook

Facebook includes an option to create a customised page as well as a normal personal account. Separate pages on facebook get listed in search engines like google.

This is how we added a page.

  • logon to facebook
  • go to http://www.facebook.com/help/?page=904#!/pages/create.php
  • complete 'Official Page'
  • select 'artist' then 'writer'
  • enter the name for the page (take care - this can't be changed after it is created without deleting and recreating the page)
  • if appropriate, confirm that you are the right person to be doing this
  • 'Create official page'
  • go though the steps to add some content
  • upload an image
  • edit page information
  • complete the wall settings
  • add some 'info'
  • complete the settings, switch off 'publicly visible' until you are ready to publish the page
  • on left hand panel, select 'write something about' and complete some basic information.
  • If you want additional tabs
  • select 'Home'
  • on left panel expand 'more' under 'applications'
  • select 'adverts and pages'
  • at the bottom of the list select 'Static FBML' application
  • and 'add to page'

  • select 'Home'
  • on left panel expand 'more' under 'applications'
  • go through the options one at a time

  • for additional tabs
  • edit application 'FBML 1' which is your new additional tab
  • edit the name of the tab
  • and enter the text or html for you want to appear in it
  • 'save changes'
  • 'add another fbml box' if you want another one, this is at the bottom of the page
  • at the top select 'edit' next to your page name
  • then under applications select the new 'FBML 1' and edit and save as before
  • if you want to add youtube videos on your additional tab, see http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-to-customize-your-facebook-page-using-static-fbml/

  • select 'edit' at the top by your page name, then select 'view page'
  • drag and drop the tabs to the order you want
  • remove any you don't want
  • select 'wall' then add any links you want to be on your link page
  • select 'Home'
  • on left panel expand 'more' under 'applications'
  • select 'wall settings' and change the landing tab to be the one you want to appear first when people open your page
  • 'view page' to check it appears as you want, and, if you are happy, set its profile to public
  • Connect to twitter if you want your page updates to be notified to twitter
  • If you have a blog or website, select 'promote this page..' and copy the html given onto them
To edit the page later,

  • Home
  • in left hand panel, expand 'more' under 'Applications'
  • select 'Adverts and pages'
My Related Postings

Linking twitter to facebook and adding twitter to blog
Starting on facebook

Like my facebook page


Wilkie Martin said...

Helpful video on how to do this by TheCreativePenn at http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2010/12/02/how-to-create-a-facebook-fan-page-for-your-book-or-author-brand/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheCreativePenn+%28The+Creative+Penn%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

Wilkie Martin said...

There is now an option under to convert your facebook account into a page - just under Account at the top right.

Post a Comment