Facebook Introduces Photo Comments Feature: Will It Be Useful for Authors?

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Facebook for Authors: Photo CommentsSoon all Facebook users will be able to share photos in the comments section on posts.

Previously, you had to add a link to the comments section and Facebook would pull in a thumbnail image.

With this new development, you can upload an image directly — which will be hosted by Facebook — and it will appear larger than those images posted as links.

Here’s a few ways to use Facebook photo comments to engage readers and promote your book:

* Ask your readers to post pics from your last reading, lecture, signing, etc.

* Ask readers to submit photo ideas for your next book cover.

* Ask readers for random images that will spark your creativity for a writing session (faces, places, etc.)

* Ask readers to send pictures of themselves to include in a collage for an image on your website.

How else can you see this new Facebook feature being used by authors? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Chris Robley
Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."

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