Increase Interaction: Share As Image

Since research shows that social media posts with images receive more interaction than posts with text only, it makes sense to use images in your posts. I started using a new product called Share As Image, which allows me to combine text and images with easy-to-use software. (It’s available as an app for my Chrome browser, making it even easier.)

Share As Image allows you to highlight and copy text from any website (remember to give proper credit), and add that text to your own image or one built into the software. Or if you see an image you like, with the Chrome App, you can right-click on the photo, select “Share As Image” and then add your own text. A third option allows you to create a text/image from scratch with your own image and text.

Here’s an example. I’ve listed a quote below, using two different versions: plain text and Share As Image. Which looks better?

Never lend books–nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.

— Anatole France

Never Lend Books

As I mentioned before, be sure to give proper credit. And have fun with it. Customers love to share images with text, especially if they’re book related. With Share As Image, posting social media content can be moved to the 300 Seconds category.

It’s free, unless you want to “go pro” which will give the ability to remove the “Share As Image” Watermark (and add your own), determine the link to which the image will point, and have access to premium photos and patterns to use as a backdrop for your text. The “go pro” package is typically $8/month, but a lifetime “go pro” membership is available for $25 today only. (Expires at midnight CDT, 04/09/14)

If you like any of these quotes/images… share freely.

where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore

Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay