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Publishing a book after a hub ... Is this permitted

  1. cherylscott profile image78
    cherylscottposted 5 years ago

    Can I publish a book using my own hub material?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image83
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes you can, you own the rights.

      1. cherylscott profile image78
        cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        ty!

    2. Daffy Duck profile image60
      Daffy Duckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Why wouldn't you?  I'm thinking about doing that with one of my hubs.

      1. cherylscott profile image78
        cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        what book are you thinking about?

        1. Daffy Duck profile image60
          Daffy Duckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          My Journey Through Hell.

  2. R.S. Hutchinson profile image85
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 5 years ago

    No you must give me the hub so I can publish it. smile

    1. cherylscott profile image78
      cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Lol...smile

  3. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I'd like to hear others experience about writing books from their hubs.. I'm looking into this

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image89
      Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've been thinking about doing this myself, so likewise, I'm curious.  I don't think it'd be an extremely difficult process, but I wouldn't know where to even begin.

      1. cherylscott profile image78
        cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I am thinking of ebook through amazon kindle.

    2. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I have 5 ebooks from hubs and Business Insider articles under my real name, Gary Anderson

  4. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    I don't know if my hubs are good enough to make into a book lol....but.....would you self publish? how would you publish? smile

    1. cherylscott profile image78
      cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thinking about kindle through amazon.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
        schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How does one do that?

        1. cherylscott profile image78
          cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          go to amazon and search kindle and then look for how to publish a kindle ebook.  they give you very specific instructions there.  As I learn more I will tell you more.  Good luck to you.
          c

          1. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
            schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thankyou! I'm not sure if my material is good enough....but I'd like to see  yours when it's done!! good luck w/  your success!!

    2. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Get Sandy Mertens, a hubber and Giant Squid to do it for you.

  5. Lissie profile image87
    Lissieposted 5 years ago

    I published a book based on - but not a copy of - a hub -  and i now obviously promote the book on my hub http://lissie.hubpages.com/hub/Vacation … t-and-Tips

    I wrote a short version of how to self-publish as my latest hub - and there is more info on my blog (see my profile).

    Basically I would have thought a hub along is too short - my book is about 20k words - my hub about 2k - but you could certainly string a group of hubs together.

    You need a decent cover design, and to spend some time editing and formatting so your book looks good - but personally I think Amazon's kindle and smashwords.com (for distribution to sites such as Apple and B&N ) is one of the most exciting thing that has happened to writers - ever really.

    1. cherylscott profile image78
      cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ty for the info!

    2. Urbane Chaos profile image89
      Urbane Chaosposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I've thought about doing that for awhile, but I've met quite a few people that has gone that route and ended up not selling anything.  That's what I worry about.  I have a lot of articles about Oklahoma that I'd love to put into a book, but I'm still up in the air about it. 

      Hopefully you've had good sales through Amazon.  Thanks for the information - it gives us something to think about.

      1. cherylscott profile image78
        cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I have not done it through Amazon yet but thinking about it.  I don;t think you have to put money out to do an ebook.  Hope you can do something with yours.  Good luck to you.
        c

      2. Lissie profile image87
        Lissieposted 5 years ago in reply to this



        I've sold about a dozen copies in a couple of weeks - that's the beginning - I can guarantee that you won't sell anything if you don't publish anything. Its just the same as websites or hubs - you need to write a book want to read and promote it

        1. cherylscott profile image78
          cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks Lissie! I am beginning to realize what you are saying. Got to start singer where eh.

          1. bgamall profile image83
            bgamallposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I have sold 104 ebooks through Amazon and some through borders and Ipad. I had Sandy Mertens put them on Smashwords, and then on Kindle. I used hubs and articles from Business Insider where I contribute as a labor of love.

            It is slow season for ebooks right now. They will pick up, especially non fiction.

            I publish under my real name, Gary Anderson

            1. cherylscott profile image78
              cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Sounds great...but who is Sandy?

  6. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 5 years ago

    Yes. smile

    1. cherylscott profile image78
      cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ty

  7. Betty Reid profile image60
    Betty Reidposted 5 years ago

    A friend of mine owns a company that publishes books.  The price is competitive, and you get to keep all the royalties.  Send me a message if you want more info.

    1. cherylscott profile image78
      cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Will sure keep you in mind. Ty!

  8. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
    schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago

    Could anyone honestly tell me, if you don't mind bothering to, if my hubs that speak about depression and bipolar would be good enough to put into a self help book and if people would read something like that....

    1. cherylscott profile image78
      cherylscottposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I will take a looksee.

      1. schoolgirlforreal profile image73
        schoolgirlforrealposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thanks smile

 
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