Is a person allowed to take all the content that they have in hubs and publish them in a book oneday
Is a person allowed to take all the content that they have in hubs and publish them in a book someday? Or is it against the rules?
Of course that's your original content ,,you can publish it !
It belongs to you! Of course you can! I've seen a handful of hubbers do it already. ^.^
I was wondering the same thing. Thanks for asking this question Trueshotstories. I was always wondering about copyright laws.
You can't publish text in a Hub that appears in print elsewhere. If you were to publish your Hubs in a book, would you first have to remove the Hubs from HubPages?
The content that you publish on Hubpages still belongs to you. You can publish a book of it anytime you want to.
I think once the book was published, you would have to remove your content from Hubpages as they do not want duplication. This last part might be incorrect though--not sure.
Copyright laws vary from country to country--although many nations belong to groups which share a common copyright law, such as the "Berne convention."
In general, though, copyright is inherent to the creation of an original work--when you have written it (and, in the US at least, committed it to a "tangible form") you own the copyright to that work. In the publishing world, it has been customary for authors to sell their copyright to publishers (or some subset of the rights--for example, if you sold an article to a magazine and they bought "North American serial" rights, you would still control rights to publish in other parts of the world and in other forms, such as anthologies.)
Hubpages explicitly allows authors to retain copyright, so you can do what you like with your Hub content. Whether your Hubs could remain online after publication of your book would depend upon the contract you signed with the book publisher. Presumably, though, if they wanted the content to be exclusive to their publication, they should be willing to pay for a larger 'basket' of rights than otherwise--and you should at least ask about this, when the time comes.
Yes, of course. Many of us have done so. The only thing is, you need to take them off of here before publishing them elsewhere.
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