Or is publishing really still in hard or soft covered books, magazines newspapers etc?
I had a great debate recently with a friend of mine, who actually opened my narrow thinking but am curious;
Do you believe because a button says publish that you are publishing? Again, just curious.
Publishing is the process of production and dissemination of literature or information – the activity of making information available for public view. In some cases authors may be their own publishers, meaning: originators and developers of content also provide media to deliver and display the content. The definition says so.....
based on the number of views I receive, I consider it more like literary masturbation, than publishing.
I think so, and I have published and been paid for magazine articles also.
But far more people have read my web articles than ever read those magazines.
See I find that to be the minority of people, both are masses of targets, but mostly in real world we are targeting a specific group, It can be done here too, but do we skew our hubs to specified groups = no - to social networks and google mostly
Most of my on-line writing is designed for specific groups. Tech folks, self employed people mostly..
True, just can't wrap my head around this is actually publishing. Then a friend opened my mind that publishing has changed as the reader has changed, they read even the daily paper on line. Never thought of that in that way before. He has a good point. I just loved publishing the books and magazines, for personal reasons, but the reader has changed, as have we
Does it matter? I don't really consider it publishing but that doesn't stop me from saying I publish articles online!
If the button tells me I can say I am publishing my writing then I am allowed to use the term even tho it feels like cheating. I always cheat in games anyway!
(you don't want to play monopoly with me thats for sure!)
I label myself as someone who sells stuff and writes effective marketing copy to do that - so I'm an affiliate marketer not a writer.
to be honest i dont think, i push the button and therefore I publish
Well, when I push the 'Publish' button, I am actually publishing. But I never compare it to publishing on paper, as it were.
Actually, can Hubs really be considered 'Publications'?
That's my point camlo, I struggle with this all the time, I'm fine if it read process or post now, publishing is a very loose term on the net
Could we publish 8 articles in print a day, possibly but with an editor and time lines I am scared to compare it at all
I guess :
I consider it as publishing your work, although I can still see an awful lot more appeal to people in seeing their work published in a book.xxx
I absolutely think it is real publishing. The act of publishing may have got a lot simpler and more democratic - but yes - it is real as far as I am concerned.
If you consider the garbage in say romantic fiction or the trash stories in the news media as being published - then everything on here is certainly worthy of the name.
What we do here in some cases (not mine) is more researched and knowledgable than a lot of the 'real' published stuff.
Publish worthy printed novel that 1000 people read and gets remaindered OR publish internet page that 500,000 people read? Times have changed.
Though figures can be misleading. For example, Google Analytics tells me that I have had 10 million unique visitors in the last five years. That's a figure far in excess of anything many authors in traditional media could ever claim.
But how many of my visitors know my name or even read anything more than the one thing that brought them to me? How many bounced immediately?
I would guess a few tens of thousands would even recognize my name and many of those might need some hints and prodding.
So, yes, we are publishing and yes, we can have a lot of readers. But I'm not the same as someone who has sold a million books.
I think so because you can reach out to all the different kinds of people as long as you get the keywords people use to search for topics.
that is the essence of publishing, to be able to read -- so online and offline ways of publishing are both ok.
I have publications as co author and author but mostly academic and I bet that I have more readership online than the academic publications I had before
The definition of publish says - to produce a book etc. for public sale; to make generally known. So, I'd consider internet writing to be included in the etc. portion, and it is for public sale, technically with google adsense, right? And, internet writing is made generally known, right? So, I'd say, Yes!
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