Get to know your readers

questionsWe’ve talked about getting a Facebook Page and increasing the number of Likes on it. A lot of your likes will hopefully be made up of your readers as they will be interested in being in direct contact with their favourite authors.

You will want to get to know your readers, what makes them tick, what do they like so that you can even better cater to their needs. So it’s time to make good use the question function on your Facebook Page.

You can ask almost anything (within reason) that you believe your readers are happy to answer. Your readers will be happy to answer in particular if you volunteer your answer to the question upfront. Here are a couple of ideas:

“I love happy endings. How do you like your books to end:

  • Happy ending
  • Tragic ending
  • Open ending”

You can choose whether the fans are allowed to add their own answers or whether they can only choose from your given answers.

“Where are you from? I’m from Nottingham, England”  (You don’t need the question function for this type of question, of course. People will simply answer in a comment.)

And now over to you: which questions could you ask your readers?

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