contact the author: a good idea?
In Smashwords, where I hope to publish my first book, it is suggested that one lets the reader know how they can link up with the author via a Facebook page. I do not expect my book to be anywhere near a best seller (I'm not looking to make a profit), but since I will not know anything about these people, I do not know whether I would want them intruding into my facebook page, which is relatively personal. It might make sense to set up a new facebook page especially for this purpose, but if I give my email address to Facebook, it will identify me as already having an account. Ditto for my LinkedIn account, and I do not want a Twitter account. (Yes, I know I'm prehistoric.) I could give my email address, but I do not know if this would simply be inviting more spam. Or should I just skip having contact with my readers (if any). Any advice about this?