I created a hub explaining what my book is about and shared a link on where it can be found. It was like a small book report/review. I wasn't making remarks telling people to buy the book, I was simply throwing knowledge out there about a new book!
Yes, the type of article you describe would be considered overly promotional.
I'm assuming it's self-published, otherwise you wouldn't be asking that question.
There are plenty of ways for indie authors to promote their novels. Unfortunately, writing a hub promoting it isn't one of them. I wish you luck with your new book
I wasn't trying to promote it! Just do a small book report on it for my portfolio!
...In the hope they will buy it. IMHO that is self-promotion.
I see your point but I have other projects now to where that's my last priority. I just wanted readers to know that it exists! I mostly used it to show my artwork and that I have experience writing!
So let's say I do articles about certain types of art and I use my work as examples.. I'm not asking ppl to buy my art but isn't that promoting too?
I let people request art and sell it to them! Not had any luck in the last 5 to 6 years!
It's simple Leigha: if your book is for sale anywhere, you can't write about it, promote it or link to it.
To get around the restriction, you can add your own website to your profile. And you could mention that you are a published author in your profile bio.
You can use your artwork on a hub because you aren't linking to anywhere that you are selling it.
The place for your book article is on your own website, blog, or Facebook.
I used hp to create the article to put on my websites, no one can click on them and get content if it's not published
I just looked at the article about your book and it is completely promotional. You have links to Amazon and to Barnes & Noble. You've added screenshots of Amazon reviews.
HubPages says: Please note that promotional links are links that you have any interest in promoting (your blog, your Website, affiliate offers, etc.).
Christy, an HP staffer, has already told you such an article is considered promotional.
I am aware, and I let it go when she answered, I didn't want backlash.. just a simple yes or no!.. I got it!..
Okay, now you've removed the links and screenshots, so that's good. You still show the book in its shipping packaging.
If you are going to use it on your website, it's a good idea to unpublish it so it isn't visible on your profile. It'll still be visible on your account, so you won't lose any of it.
I had to buy my own book, so I took a picture to show the size.. the shipping backage doesn't say who it came from!
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