Facebook pulled my advertisement! I’m in shock and disbelief. All I was trying to do inform people that my book is out in the world. Apparently, images of weapons are not allowed in Facebook ads.
Have you never seen a gun before?
I mean, come on! It’s advertising a novel. A book to stimulate your brain. A book that is mild compared to what’s out there…in novels and in real life. And don’t even get me started on movie trailers that broadcast on network TV!
So, if I want to advertise through Facebook (which many authors say is quite effective) I need to change my novel cover.
Is it worth giving in?
I know Facebook is a private company, but I still feel violated.
Old Attempted Ad:
My own personal modification I may try…if I EVER decide to give Facebook my money. Facebook probably has a clause somewhere in tiny, tiny print that if I try this ad, they’ll ban me from their site permanently.
I can still post images of guns on my author page and my personal page, I just can’t use their paid services. It’s their decision, but it’s still frustrating.
Can you hear me sigh? See me shake my head?
Thanks for listening to my rant. On to bigger and better things in 2017!