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Turning a group of Hubs into an eBook: Good Idea or Bad Idea?

  1. NateB11 profile image93
    NateB11posted 4 years ago

    Would there be a duplicate content issue? Is it a violation of HP TOS?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      No duplicate content issue for HP or anyone else - except possibly Amazon, if psycheskinner is correct.

      I published my ebook on Smashwords first. They publish your book in most ebook formats and it gets listed at Barnes & Noble, iTunes etc.  I've also published on Amazon Kindle but it hasn't sold well at all.

  2. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    No problem on the hubpages side, but possibly on the amazon side--they don't like ebooks that are available in full for free online

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Good to know. I thought that might be a problem.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Ooh, is that true?  I have an ebook which is a compilation of articles I've written online on various sites, including my blog.  I didn't see that warning. Amazon hasn't said anything - though mind you, it's not selling well on Amazon at all.

      1. WryLilt profile image84
        WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I know of plenty of people who've sold relabeled PLR on Amazon, maybe they're cracking down now?

  3. prokidwriter profile image98
    prokidwriterposted 4 years ago

    Perhaps you could change your hubs for the ebook, show more content so that the hubs are more of a supplement to the ebook. I could see how this could work really well for a collection of how-to articles, recipes, opinion, etc. An ebook would allow you to go into a lot more depth I would imagine.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I was thinking along those lines too. Make it somewhat different, expand, etc. Good idea.

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image88
    LuisEGonzalezposted 4 years ago

    I have used several hubs in Ebooks and there has not been a problem. I use Booktango and Smashwords.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cool. That's good to know.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image87
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Have you done an eBook before Nate?  If not, then doing anything - Hubs / bubbles  / Whatever is probably a good idea - just to learn the process.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree. There's always lots to learn, I'd learn a lot just putting one together, a good step forward. It would definitely be a first for me.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Me too.  I nearly did it a while back and then got distracted by laziness and inertia.

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          lol

        2. NateB11 profile image93
          NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          lol

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            stop copying me

            1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
              Mark Ewbieposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              lol

            2. NateB11 profile image93
              NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Sorry, I'm an aper. I ape people. I just ape lunch. lol. I know what you're thinking, I should have said, "stop copying me" to copy you and keep it going. Nope. Not going to do it. Okay, I'll do it.

              Stop copying me.

              Joking.

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                Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                why you hitting yourself?

                1. NateB11 profile image93
                  NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                  lol

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                    Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                    This is the part where you put your hand one inch from my eye and say "Im not touching you."
                    You can be my new brother... we will fight in the backseat and drive mom and dad crazy. smile

 
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