I got hooked up at facebook because my editor wanted me to write a book about it. And here it this, my second book, Step by Step Facebook. Already in store from 20th January 2009 :p This book talks about how you can use facebook to leverage your networks of friends, relations, and clients. You can use it personally as your usual social networking site with more interesting features that makes you addicted. Or, you can use it professionally as a bridge to your clients, making your own community, and building your brand. You even can use facebook ads to promote your product or service with flexibility in terms of the cost. Paid it by cpm or per clicks.
This is book also reviewed how facebook revolutionized the world of social networking by barking in into new marketing ideas and open access that allowed other people (like you and me) to create applications on their platform, FBML and make money out of it. Even Barack Obama use it to revolutionized the way to do a presidency campaign. It a success indeed since now Obama is the president of USA. There are also many facts and criminal actions around facebook that not many people knows. You can get tips on how to protect your privacy as well.
Step by Step Facebook
Publisher: Elex Media Komputindo
Editor: Whindy Yoevestian
Size: 14 x 21 cm
Price: Rp 35800
Publish Date: 20 January 2009
Target Readers: social networking users, internet user, college students, everyone
Order & information, contact:
(62-21) 536 50 110 / 111 ext. 3901 / 3902
Online Service: www.gramediashop.com
Suggestion & Complain: firstname.lastname@example.org
DIRECT SELLING Surabaya
Ph. (62-31) 841 2913
You can buy the book online here and other book stores and Gramedia:
You can download the Free Step by Step Facebook Sample Chapter here.
- This book has been reprinted for second edition on February 2009, only one month from its first print. Get the new edition with new tips like how to hide yourself when you’re login to facebook and to change your profile layout.
- Got reprinted again for the 3rd time this March 2009. Around 5000 prints is out for sale ^^
- Book of the month for March 2009
- Got reprinted for 5 times in a row since January 2009. That means reprinted for every month. Around 4000 books had been sold out
- Broke sales record of 2000 book a month on April 2009 for computer books at Elex Media Komputindo.
- Biggest sales for computer books at 72 out of around 80 Gramedia book stores all across Indonesia for March 2009.
Thank you to all the readers for the support 🙂
Synopsis (English ver)
The first time you open facebook web, you might not impressed. The desain is plain and simple. Then, why a book about it? Because facebook manage to make over 100 million people and counting all over the world addicted. This number can make facebook listed on the 12th after Mexico and above Philippine on the list of most populated countries in the world. Ok, why is it necessary to talk about a site that makes people addicted and play around wasting time? You see school and offices banned sites like facebook. However, the entertainment is only one of the side that facebook have to offer.
If it’s useless then why people like Bill Gates and Hermawan Kartajaya add the long list of facebook users? Aren’t they busy and important people that can’t waste their time? This book is written to help you get the answers, which is the true values that facebook has to offer. That even helped Barack Obama successfully get the most powerful seat on USA.
You will be guide to use standard networking site features like manage your profile, add photos and videos, find friends, add applications, join groups, send messages, chatting, and other stuffs. It also give you advanced tricks like accessing your facebook from your computer using third party application, accessing using your mobile device, how to get through proxy ban, how to save time on facebook, make your profile more interesting, and many more.
Find facebook sides that not many people realize. Facebook as a marketing tool that help reach your customer. As an advertising media, build your brand, or even to “sell” yourself. Know the dark side of facebook so you can avoid frauds and privacy violation from your personal information. There are many tips you can use to protect yourself by managing how much information you release to public and avoid fake profiles. You get to know interesting facts about facebook, like you can apply as a secret agent for MIS at facebook. Hopefully, after reading this you will see networking sites with a different point of view.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s get together at facebook.
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