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olga

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Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Oct 29, 2015 6:11 PM
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I don't know why this is happening but when I post the link to my book on Facebook the old draft cover is still showing. This is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016G5T7AG?*Version*=1&*entries*=0 Sleep then My Princess.
Notjohn

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Re: Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Oct 30, 2015 2:31 AM   in response to: olga in response to: olga
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It will eventually clear up. However, there is a solution, which was posted here a few weeks ago. Search the forums for it.

Good luck! -- NJ

The book: Notjohn's Guide to Kindle Publishing: Ten Steps to Formatting Your E-book for Amazon (Or Any Other Retailer)

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Emily Bennice

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Re: Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Oct 30, 2015 5:13 AM   in response to: olga in response to: olga
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I find it usually takes quite some time before the cover will show up changed. Very annoying.
olga

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Re: Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 8:46 PM   in response to: olga in response to: olga
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I had the same thing happen to me and I contacted FB and Amazon and they told me step by step what to do. If I find the email I'll post it here.
Sophie Kisker

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Re: Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 9:39 PM   in response to: olga in response to: olga
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The problem might be from FB.It will grab an image from a link, and even if the image changes, it shows the old one. Try this. Click this link: https://developers.facebook.com/tools/debug/og/object/ Paste the link into the box, and then click "fetch new scrape information" Scroll down to the bottom and you'll see what FB says it will display when you enter the link the next time. HTH.
Ralph E Vaughan

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Re: Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 10:45 PM   in response to: olga in response to: olga
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If you don't like the graphic grabbed by Facebook, delete it and upload one you like. Doing so does not change the link.
Sophie Kisker

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Re: Book link shows the old draft cover of my title on facebook.
Posted: Jan 28, 2016 5:36 AM   in response to: Ralph E Vaughan in response to: Ralph E Vaughan
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Sometimes it's not that easy. FB caches images, so the second time you post a link, it's not actually "grabbing" the new image from the source, it's re-posting the same information it collected and stored the first time. If that is the reason the correct cover isn't showing, navigating to the link I provided tells FB to clear the cache and grab new data. ( Also keep in mind, that FB doesn't "see" any images less than 200x200 pixels)

Reference: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/sharing/best-practices See #4 and #5
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