Is it okay to create a hub about an upcoming novel?

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  1. poppyr profile image95
    poppyrposted 3 years ago

    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?

  2. Link10103 profile image75
    Link10103posted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. poppyr profile image95
      poppyrposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for answering. I won't add any links to it.
      Might as well give it a try and if it gets deleted then it gets deleted smile thank you

  3. Say Yes To Life profile image79
    Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years ago

    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!!!

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image79
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Here is a similar question with answers: http://broker-trade.hubpages.com/questi … -hub-pages

    2. Rachael Tate profile image74
      Rachael Tateposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Is it not against amazons terms to earn as an affiliate on your own products?

  4. Sylvia Leong profile image87
    Sylvia Leongposted 3 years ago

    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.

  5. profile image0
    sheilamyersposted 3 years ago

    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.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. profile image0
      sheilamyersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      We seem to have a similar style. I'll mention my books or parts of them in hubs when I can use them as examples about writing.

 
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