My wife has a personal page, which she uses mostly, but not exclusively, for her public persona as an author. She's been doing this for years, but it seems like now she needs a professional page. So I created one, and one for the book she has coming out. But now I'm totally confused about how to manage this.
Converting her personal account to a fan page as described in this Facebook help article, seems way too drastic:
When you convert your personal account to a Facebook Page, we'll transfer your current profile picture and add all your friends and subscribers as people who like your Page. We'll also make your account's username the username for your Page.
It sounds like she would actually lose her personal account, and I think it would offend people to be automatically converted to "fans" of an author, when they thought they were friends with a person.
What I want is a way to make her author page her public persona on Facebook AND let her keep her private account, but I can't see a way to do this? Is there one? Or even to let her keep her personal account and just use that, except that I've heard that you can't really do this, because of the 5000 friend limit, and the rules about using a Facebook account for professional purposes. Can I do this?