Sometimes hubbers ask if HubPages is a good platform for showcasing your work as a writer. I received an email request a few days ago that I think shows the reach HP has:
Please could you consider this copyright permission request? Oxford University Press (OUP) requests permission to use text extracts adapted from “Henry Box Brown – The Slave Who Mailed Himself To Freedom” by Ronald E. Franklin, http://hubpages.com, 19 June 2013. Context of use: The text will be used as part of a language-learning exercise in a coursebook entitled… (“the Publication”). This is an international English Language Teaching coursebook for adults learning English at an upper-intermediate level.
All Media: The text may be used in all media including print, audio recording and electronic and all versions and supplemental publications based on the Publication; for example a teacher’s guide, workbook, Audio CD, CD-ROM, website or market-specific edition.
To me, this just affirms that an informative and well formatted hub looks very professional and can attract serious readers who wouldn't bother with lower quality material. In other words, HP rocks!
What interests me about this announcement, in addition to the fact that it even came about, is your Hubber score. Everybody says these scores do not matter, but apparently they do reflect the quality of a person's work. Kudos my friend. Well done, and kudos to the HP team, also, for recognizing your talents.
Great news, Ron. I think it has more to do with your amazing work and ability to get searched and noticed. The take away, as you said, is that we all need to strive for creating well-written, well-formatted hubs and we, too, can receive the far reaching recognition of our work that we deserve. Kudos to you for being a top-notch writer on HP. You make HP look good. You rock!
Can you see now why I said what I did when you asked me about your writing? There is no doubt you're an excellent writer ... and a worthy 100!
Of course, if they use your text on a website it will become 'copied content', so you'll have to discuss that with them. Maybe they'll let you know before they put it online, or perhaps they'd just be using a small part online. Either way, I'm sure you'll work it out.
CONGRATS! The copyright users should be told, that you should receive a portion of any monies made from the copyrighted material in whole or in part of any form, at anytime and or whatever it is a part of. Pardon me if I sound like a lawyer.
Congratulations! This is such great news to share. I just looked at your hubs and I can tell immediately that this honor is so well deserved! Thank you for sharing your success story with the rest of us.
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