Is it okay to create a hub about an upcoming novel?
My first novel is going to be released at the end of this month and I'm thinking of writing a hub about it. It's mostly an introduction of the book to send to friends, family and people who are interested, not necessarily for advertising. Is it worth publishing a hub like that here on Hub Pages or would it get flagged or deleted for being too self-promoting?
I would be the last person to ask, but provided you dont give out links on where to buy it or to "nonspecifically" mention where to get it, I dont think it would get flagged as self promoting.
But do not take my word for it...at all.
Wow - that's a good question! I've just published an ebook myself, and started writing a hub about it, including an Amazon ad. I didn't get any warnings that it was overly promotional. YOU GUYS - PLEASE PROVIDE INSIGHT!!!
Congratulations on your upcoming novel!
I would definitely write a hub about it & then add an amazon capsule so people can buy it! Lol! It's worth a try.
I think it would be acceptable as long as you don't add a bunch of links to places where it's being sold. I've never thought about doing a hub like this for my books, but it would be a great way to get the message out there. I would suggest writing the hub more in the style of a book review where you can introduce the characters and main plot. Sure, you can tell people a little about yourself, but keep the main focus on the book.
It's definitely on the borderline of being overly-promotional. Using a lot of links isn't the only criteria. Try to think of it like this; does the hub have content that would make it worthwhile for someone who has no intention of reading the book? I ask because the content at HP is the hubs, and if a hub's only purpose is to point readers in a different direction, then it isn't doing what it's supposed to do. When I post links to my book, I usually include it at the end of a how to write, or publish, article. Something that the reader can use, while still giving them a link to read more from me. That way the hub can stand on its own without the link.
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