Authors, did you know this about Facebook rejecting book cover ads for “too much text”? Interesting blog post from D.E.Haggerty. Thanks, Ms. Haggerty. We’ll be watching for updates.
A few months ago, I started noticing a problem with boasting my posts on Facebook – the boasts were no longer being approved as they had been in the past. Um, what? Why? Turns out, Facebook has decided that images that contain too much image text will be shown to fewer people. As Facebook owns Instagram, this policy is also applicable there. (On a somewhat positive note, your Facebook ad will also run on Instagram.) But what is too much image text? What about book covers that automatically include image text?
Facebook claims that book covers usually qualify for an exception. Well, maybe that’s true for well-known authors, but this indie author has NEVER gotten an exception. Nope, I’ve just been told by Facebook that my image contains too much text and will be shown to fewer people, which translates into basically no one. FYI: This is the book cover…
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