Quotes Action

For developers building book apps, Facebook provides a common books.quotes action. This action should be used when a person wants to quote a book.

This action can only refer to the common books.book object.

This action and associated object types are automatically added to the App Dashboard when you use the action for the first time.

This document covers the following topics:

Code Samples and Reference

You can find platform-specific code samples on how to create, read, update, or delete a books.quotes action in the API Reference Guide.

Submission Criteria

Custom read, rate, or review actions connected with book objects are no longer accepted. Please use the common actions.

When you use these actions, please remember to keep in mind the following:

  • If your app enables user to manually indicate that they've read a mass number of books at once, you should turn off feed stories for those actions with the setting `no_feed_story=1
  • If your app is publishing a quote action, the user flow should explicitly reflect a user wanting to quote a part of a book. For example, asking a user to "like" a quote is not the same as quoting it.
  • All book objects must have correct metadata, including the proper Author, Title, and be a real book with ISBN. Additionally, each image should display the entire cover so as to avoid getting cut off. Please do not use the book object to represent magazines, blogs, newspapers, periodicals, or other forms of literature.

Find more information on the submission process, see Open Graph Stories