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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Welcome to the Facebook Party...But What is it? #RB4U @melissa_keir


Welcome to the Facebook Party...But What is It? (Readers edition)

Hello and welcome. My name is Melissa Keir and I'm here today to share some helpful information with a touch of humor. 




You've received an invitation to a Facebook party for next week. Where is it? On your computer. How do I "go" to a party on my computer? What do I wear? Who's going to be there? Will I have fun? More importantly, why should I go?



Facebook parties are another way for authors to interact with readers. It takes place on a specific day at a specific event page on Facebook. You can wear what you want...your best dress or pjs. Better yet, you can attend when you can, sneaking in moments while you are doing other things like making your children dinner or playing on your computer. This is one of my favorite ways to party. I don't have to worry about a new outfit, make-up or even being face to face with people I don't know. Can you tell I'm shy?



When you arrive at the party, there will be posts that you can read and interact with. Authors may ask you to follow them on Facebook or Amazon. They may share information like sneak peeks at their stories or ask questions...such as which is hotter...Cowboys or Billionaires?  Now if I can find a Billionaire Cowboy who love shy authors, I might be set!
Most of the people at the party are other readers and authors. They love to chat about books and the characters. Authors are people too! They love to talk books, theirs and others. Most often authors are readers as well. You will find that we are more like you than different. At one party, I found a person who had grown up near my hometown, we carried our discussion on a private message and had such a great time reminiscing about giant Easter baskets, Lake Erie and french fries.




You can comment on any post. It's encouraged. The author and other people will reply on your comment, it's like a conversation. When you see a post with the word giveaway (for example ***GIVEAWAY #1), you certainly want to comment on that one. It enters you for a chance to win a prize which could be something from a free ebook to gift cards. Some parties have bigger awards which you need to enter through a "Rafflecopter". This is an app where you log in using your email address or Facebook. There are often more than one criteria you must do to enter and each entry gives you one more chance at the big prize. And while not everyone wins...most people do! Just imagine how one comment can lead to a new favorite author! 



So why should you attend a Facebook party? While the prizes are wonderful, it's your chance to meet and chat with other readers and authors. Who knows...you might find a new favorite or a new best friend!



Today the authors of Summer Heat are having a Facebook party. Come join us for fun and games. It's your chance to practice a party from the comfort of your own home! A Kindle Fire is up for grand prize! 

Pre-Order Summer Heat - Love on Fire : 16 Bestselling Authors
16 all-new romances guaranteed to make your blood run hot!
Only 99c!!!

Amazon/Kindle (US): http://bit.ly/SuHA
Amazon/Kindle (UK): http://bit.ly/SuHAK
Google Play: http://bit.ly/1QVFyh8

 Thank you for visiting with me. I'll be back next month on the same date with more silliness. If you want to check out my books, book trailers or contact me, visit my website at http://www.melissakeir.com





8 comments:

jbiggar said...

Cute pics :) I love FB parties as a chance to mingle with others who share the same love I do, romance books!

Tina Donahue said...

Sounds like fun, Melissa - love your posters. :)

Melissa Keir said...

Thanks Tina and Jacquie. I know that most of us are authors, but readers (and some authors) want to know what all the party is about! Come to the dark side... we have hot cowboys!!

vicki batman said...

Have a wonderful FB party! I love participating in them.

Paris said...

What a fun announcement! I love FB's "come as you are" parties. Connecting with friends and new authors is my idea of a good time. Thanks for the invite:)

jean hart stewart said...

Gotta try this.. sounds like fun. Thanks for the detailed explanation....

Melissa Keir said...

Thank you Paris and Vicki! Jean... they are a fun time. :)

Brenda B Taylor said...

Thanks for the invitation to the Summer Heat FB party. Wishing you wonderful sales.

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