Let’s face it. You need a Facebook Fan Page for your book and perhaps one for your company too. Some authors are promoting their books and keeping in touch with readers using their Fan Page and other authors let their page languish into oblivion. But you must have a Fan Page for your book. Your readers expect and your publisher may require it.
No matter how you use the page you must make a conscious effort not to break the rules created and put in place by Facebook for Fan Page administrators. There are many rules and you swore to uphold them when you signed on the dotted line before creating your Fan Page. Break even one of these rules and you can wave bye bye to your Fan Page and all of the fans you worked so hard to get.
Facebook is offering you a free service so they get to call the shots so it’s important to know the rules. Facebook reserves the right to reject or remove Pages for any reason and they can do so without warning. Marketing Gum has a great article about these rules and the consequences of breaking them. Did you know, for example, that your Fan Page cover photo cannot include your contact information or pimp your most recent coupon or sale? If you didn’t know that and if you haven’t read the rules you must read the article by Marketing Gum. To read the story of one company that broke the rules read “Social Media : To Facebook Hell & Back” and start taking these rules seriously.