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Are you allowed to site your own work from hubs pages in a written publication?

  1. Moms-Secret profile image83
    Moms-Secretposted 6 years ago

    Are you allowed to site your own work from hubs pages in a written publication?

    Namely a book, I would like to put some of my poetry into it.  Some of them are already here.

  2. LuisEGonzalez profile image88
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    More than likely, the automatic filters at HubPages will flag your hub as a duplicate. However you may consider contacting staff and explaining that the work was first published on HP and then on your book. This may perhaps get the duplicate flag removed.

  3. Sinea Pies profile image77
    Sinea Piesposted 6 years ago

    Sure, we maintain the copyright on our material. I personally would limit it to a link to my hub or a short quote as a teaser to get people to go to my hub. That way you are are not duplicating content.

  4. Victoria Lynn profile image90
    Victoria Lynnposted 6 years ago

    Luis may be right on that. You can also unpublish it on HubPages and publish it elsewhere, I believe.

  5. Don Bobbitt profile image93
    Don Bobbittposted 6 years ago

    Actually, HP isn't your worst duplicate content enemy. Your real enemy is the great Google Search engine. They will just start reducing your "secret ranking" until you figure out that they are penalizing you with less and less referrals. I speak from experience1
    But, I am not sure that the content of a BOOK goes where Google does it's searching. I have a couple out there, and they do not seem to be a problem. So you may be safe with a book afterall, now that I think about it.
    I put my short stuff on HP and I just put links with a pic on my Blogs and other sites, just to cover my Butt with Google and HP for this very reason.
    I even had Google "punish me" with reduced referrals when other sites and people copied my stuff. It was up to me to go after them before I was forgiven. Good Luck!

  6. fernando d. profile image60
    fernando d.posted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't know , I'm still learning and,I haven't quite read the rule. But I'm into the Hard Copy, you know the one you find in a Book Store.

  7. everymom profile image75
    everymomposted 6 years ago

    Well, it seems to me that you are allowed to publish your poetry anywhere else; you own and always retain copyright to your Hubs and work, according to the rules. You may package and re-package your own material any way and as many times as you wish.

    If you are creating a print edition book, with a few of your previously published (on HP) poems but also a lot more new content, then it is of no consequence. In the front matter of the book, however, I would put that x,y,z poem was first published on HubPages, and in what year. You may even put the link to each in that front matter.

    If you are publishing it in e-book form, then you may run into the Google search engine problem, but most likely not. Generally, e-books have the same content conventions as print edition; i.e., you may want to put the front matter note referenced above.

    According to Bowker, each new format in which you publish your work is a "new" work (i.e., Bowker requires you to identify each format with a different ISBN). How does this work? For print editions, e.g., you could print a hardcover, paperback, trade paperback edition. Each edition would be exactly the same content, but identified in the marketplace by a different identifier number; in the case of all published books, this identifier is the ISBN, so you would have 3 different ISBNs for the same content, different editions. When you create an e-book, Bowker would prefer each format (Amazon's .mobi, B&N/Nook's, .epub, .pdf, etc etc) to have its own separate ISBN too (as a publisher of e-books, I like to do this myself because it helps keep the marketing/sales data separate for each distributor) but there is a large debate in the publishing (and self-publishing) world about that right now.

    If, however, you are publishing it in another electronic medium - blog, e.g. - then I would beware the Google "secret algorithm," as Don Bobbitt has already mentioned. And, of course, you can't re-post the same thing as a new Hub, without infringing the rules.

    Hope this helps!

  8. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 6 years ago

    The 'duplicate content'  warnings refer to work that is published on the internet. If the book contents do not appear on the net you are OK.  Many of my early hubs came from articles that had appeared in print publications. I still owned the rights, and the text was not printed on the internet.
    If your book will have internet references or is available for download. it might be a problem. If you are more interested in seeing the book do well, with internet references, you can always delete the entries on HubPages-- and perhaps even promote the book through your profile or references to it in your hubs.
    Also you can cite your work-- (make reference to it) but not "site" it.

  9. JoshuaThePost profile image60
    JoshuaThePostposted 6 years ago

    It will get flagged, I only know because it happened to me on a piece I published elsewhere first.  Here are the steps of what occurred.

    - It was flagged on my account page
    - once it was highlighted it was unpublished by H.P.
    - they offered a chance to rewrite it, I passed
    - it stayed there for about 24 hours
    - it disappeared

    There you go, step by step.