Designing your Author (Facebook) Page

Posted February 10, 2015

With your author page set up (step by step instruction for which can be found here), it’s time to get down to the task of personalising it.

Facebook provides two places in which to present a graphic that best sums up you (the author/writer), be it a photograph, graphic, banner or logo. Both can be found in this area here:


Cover photo

The top camera icon gives you the opportunity to upload your cover photo, which is the large space you see up the top of a page. Some authors opt for a layout of their books, some an author pose, others a name on a graphic background – the choice is yours.

According to the Facebook help page, your cover photo must be at least 399 pixels wide, 310 pixels in height, and less than 100 kilobytes in size.

To upload your photo, you just click on the camera icon, select upload photo and then navigate to its location on your computer.

Once it’s uploaded you might see the option to reposition your photograph, and if your photograph is quite wide then you can play around with its position, but once you’re done, click save changes.

Your cover photo will now be showing at the top of your page like so:


Profile picture

The profile picture is a smaller snapshot of your main photograph, or if you’re lucky enough to have one, a logo or brand.

The recommended size on the Facebook help page for the profile picture is 180 pixels wide by 180 pixels in height, and to upload it, you simply click on the add photo and follow the instructions as with the cover photograph.

And that’s you done.

Next: The final stages of setting up a Facebook page.




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