I am wondering if HP has any plans to branch out into publication (either print or e-book) for any of their niche sites. Allrecipes.com has a number of publications on Amazon and they also produce a periodical.
I'm not sure it would be practical. I think the challenge for HubPages would be working out how to pay Hubbers for Hubs that were used in those books. Since there would be no direct advertising income, the earnings from book sales would have to be split manually, and the staff cost would likely outweigh the profits!
Sites like Allrecipes don't have that problem because they don't pay their contributors.
Helium used to sell ebooks, but they also didn't pay their writers any of the proceeds from them.
I don't think I would be happy about that. I think if writers want to publish their own articles as e-books or articles hard copy books they should. There is something called copyright at stake here.
If you spread yourself thin, you will loose more readers, than gain. It is much better to concentrate on one thing, make it great, and keep the base growing. There is way too much clutter in this world, to add to it.
We don't have any plans to do ebooks or print today. We tend to focus more on the evolving technical landscape and how we can help you reach an audience through things like AMP or instant articles (AMP is in the 2017 plan).
If there was a significant opportunity for authors with alternative distribution, we would consider it. We just don't think it fits a broad enough set of authors today.
by Don Bobbitt10 months ago
Of course, HP is playing their cards close to their vest, and rightly so.But, from what I know about fracturing the HP family of writers into these so-called "Niche Sites" is a little like taking a cannon ball...
by Nancy Mitchell6 weeks ago
I know very little about SEO. If you have hubs on niche sites, is it still important to have a knowledge of SEO? I get little love from Goggle.
by Kylyssa Shay11 months ago
Please be aware that the high-competition niches you've chosen to create new sites for will be competing with professional websites with professional writers and professional, magazine-level editors and photographers....
by Christy Kirwan9 months ago
The new HubPages food site, Delishably.com has launched! Feel free to stop by and check it out and congratulations to the Hubbers who have had food Hubs selected.
by Eugene Brennan11 months ago
So have the names for the new niche sites been decided, or are there still brainstorming sessions in progress at Hubpages' HQ to come up with catchy titles?
by Marisa Wright5 months ago
I just saw an announcement from Christy Kirwan to say they're not going to be launching any more new sites. http://hubpages.com/community/forum/137 … ost2832990So that means if you've got Hubs that don't...
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