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!
Good to hear it Ron. Keep up the great work!
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!
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.
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.
Such exciting news! Congratulations, Ron!
Congratulations, Ron! Your work is exceptional and worthy of such recognition.
Yes indeed ron, it rocks, just when i was feeling lethargic. Great validation.
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!
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: http://hubpages.com/hub/Henry-Box-Brown … o-Freedom!
Wonderful news, Ron. Congratulations for your excellence in writing being noticed and published with honor.
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!
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.
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!).
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.
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.
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?
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.
I didn't ask how much he's being paid.
But if he's not being paid at all, that's not right.
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.
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.
Well done Ron. You deserve it, and it is an inspiration for the rest of us that it is worthwhile writing here.
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.
You do great work. I'm glad you got recognized for it.
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