HubPages has clout!

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  1. RonElFran profile image95
    RonElFranposted 8 years ago

    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:

    Dear Ronald

    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,, 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!

    1. colorfulone profile image78
      colorfuloneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That is awesome, Ron.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good to hear it Ron. Keep up the great work!

    3. Muttface profile image66
      Muttfaceposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Or maybe your hub rocks! That's amazing! Your words will be immortalised forever in an Oxford language textbook. It's a fascinating story too. Well done!

      1. sallybea profile image94
        sallybeaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Great outcome, very well done!

    4. Kristen Howe profile image94
      Kristen Howeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      How cool is that! Kudos Ron!

    5. Writer Fox profile image31
      Writer Foxposted 8 years agoin reply to this


    6. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
      Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations.  Well deserved.

    7. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image88
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. LuisEGonzalez profile image79
        LuisEGonzalezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yet one more reason to get rid of the profile scores...Good point!

    8. LuisEGonzalez profile image79
      LuisEGonzalezposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Alright for you...congrats!!!

    9. NateB11 profile image89
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, very cool! And you're right; one of the things I've always liked about HP, and why I've written most of my web articles here, is because of the professional look of the articles.

    10. SusanDeppner profile image74
      SusanDeppnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Such exciting news! Congratulations, Ron!

    11. MarleneB profile image94
      MarleneBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations, Ron! Your work is exceptional and worthy of such recognition.

    12. bonda profile image43
      bondaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes indeed ron, it rocks, just when i was feeling lethargic.  Great validation.

    13. F S Miller profile image70
      F S Millerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent! Thanks for posting this.

  2. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 8 years ago

    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. smile You rock!

  3. RonElFran profile image95
    RonElFranposted 8 years ago

    Thanks, everyone, for your kind words.

  4. rebekahELLE profile image85
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    Ron, you have such an impressive list of hubs on your profile!  I'm looking forward to reading your hub.  I have it open in my browser to read later this evening.  Congrats! 

    And I'm sure no one will mind if I post the link: … o-Freedom!

  5. Phyllis Doyle profile image93
    Phyllis Doyleposted 8 years ago

    Wonderful news, Ron. Congratulations for your excellence in writing being noticed and published with honor.

  6. tirelesstraveler profile image60
    tirelesstravelerposted 8 years ago

    What an honor.  Congratulations!

  7. LongTimeMother profile image93
    LongTimeMotherposted 8 years ago

    ROFL. You sound so surprised, Ron!

    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! wink

    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.

    Congratulations, Ron. I'm very happy for you.

    1. RonElFran profile image95
      RonElFranposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, LTM. The amount of text they'll be using isn't a large enough portion of the article to trigger any filters (I hope!).

      1. LongTimeMother profile image93
        LongTimeMotherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ... and hopefully they'll be including a link to the hub for those who want to read more. smile

  8. Jason Marovich profile image88
    Jason Marovichposted 8 years ago

    Congratulations, sir!

  9. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image83
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 8 years ago

    It is a good news.

  10. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 8 years ago

    Good news, well done. Attracting quality readership isn't easy but you've managed to hook Oxford no less, a big fish.Your consistently well written articles prove that it is possible.

  11. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 8 years ago

    Great job! Congratulations! You've done a great public service - now students will be able to learn not only about English but also history with your words.

  12. Shades-of-truth profile image84
    Shades-of-truthposted 8 years ago

    As usual, excellent, Ron!

  13. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    That's great, Ron!

    Are they paying you a one-time fee to use your work in their education program, or do you get a residual since it's being used for an ongoing class?

    1. Writer Fox profile image31
      Writer Foxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think the publisher would appreciate his posting that kind of information on a public forum and I hope Ron doesn't answer yes or no here.

      1. relache profile image72
        relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't ask how much he's being paid. 

        But if he's not being paid at all, that's not right.

        1. Writer Fox profile image31
          Writer Foxposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It's not uncommon for that type of publication to not offer payment.

      2. LongTimeMother profile image93
        LongTimeMotherposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you, Writer Fox. One of the fastest ways to alienate a publisher is to discuss anything to do with payment in public like this. Particularly having identified the publisher by name!

        Keep quiet on payment terms please, Ron. Any publisher who is interested in your work, now or in the future, needs to be confident you'll protect their interests. smile

  14. word55 profile image73
    word55posted 8 years ago

    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.

  15. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 8 years ago

    Well done Ron. You deserve it, and it is an inspiration for the rest of us that it is worthwhile writing here.

  16. Emese Fromm profile image88
    Emese Frommposted 8 years ago

    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.

  17. CatherineGiordano profile image77
    CatherineGiordanoposted 8 years ago

    You do great work. I'm glad you got recognized for it.

  18. profile image0
    Jill Mooreposted 8 years ago

    That is wonderful news. Well done.

    1. ologsinquito profile image84
      ologsinquitoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations. I'm not surprised, because you are an excellent writer.

  19. junecampbell profile image74
    junecampbellposted 8 years ago

    Wonderful accolade and well deserved.

  20. Rota profile image81
    Rotaposted 8 years ago

    What a great validation of your writing. Congratulations!


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