Can I republish my hubs in an E-Book?

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  1. Dorsi profile image89
    Dorsiposted 11 years ago

    I want to take a series of my hubs and publish them as an e-book on a niche topic that I write about. Can I do this or would I have to unpublish those hubs here?

    It seems that it would be OK to do this?

  2. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 11 years ago

    It's fine to do that.  Hubs are your content.

    1. Dorsi profile image89
      Dorsiposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Paul. Just to clarify, it's OK to leave them here on HubPages AND use the content to make an e-book?

      I didn't think that would be duplicate content since books are a different thing.

  3. sourabhrana profile image60
    sourabhranaposted 11 years ago

    Hello Paul.

    Thanks for clarify this thing. plz clear one more doubt if we use few content (like top few lines) for social bookmarking submissions or in blog posting. Is this a duplicacy of content which effects our hub & total profile score or any Violation of  HP guidelines.

    Kindly clear this PAUL.

  4. amithak50 profile image60
    amithak50posted 11 years ago

    That would be great ,if we can republish it and make an ebook

  5. mistyhorizon2003 profile image88
    mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years ago

    I have been told by some people very much in 'the know' on these things (external to HP), that this is perfectly okay and you can leave your content on HP as well as publishing it in an eBook. I am guessing this is not just because it is your own content, but because Google won't have any issue with it either as they can't 'see' the content of an eBook, so there is no Adsense conflict of interests etc.

    1. MPG Narratives profile image60
      MPG Narrativesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      This is good, Mistyhorizon to know as I have been thinking of doing this but just not ready to do so yet. Waiting until I have more time to dedicate to it. Thanks for a great question, Dorsi

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years ago

    I just published 2 books with many hubs, but I did unpublish my hubs.  Doesn't feel right to sell a book when they could come here and read for free

    just saying.............

    good luck to you big_smile

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image88
      mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I felt exactly the same as you Kimberly, until it was pointed out to me that many people know that they can read it online already (in fact you can even state this in your eBook if you will feel more honest by doing so), but they often want to have the info to hand at all times, e.g. on a Kindle etc, and don't want to go online to find it, (especially if the information is split over a number of articles). Convenience can often be everything!

  7. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image87
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 11 years ago

    I've wondered about that, too - and also about the point Kimberly made. Although we do sometimes see anthology works and collections of things.  My thought was to add sime content not found elsewhere to make it new as well as old.

    Kimberly - how have your books done?  Congratulations on publishing them!

  8. PokerChip profile image38
    PokerChipposted 11 years ago

    If we can republish our own work as an ebook, why cant we use OUR writings on other blogs that WE own?

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Someone already said that's because Google can't see (and index) e-books, but can see (and index) your blog.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image88
        mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Exactly smile

  9. readytoescape profile image60
    readytoescapeposted 11 years ago

    It would seem to me that if you intend to publish a book, leaving the content freely available kind of defeats the purpose of going through the effort. Even if your intention is to give the book away for free it seems like an awful lot of work.

    The formatting alone for my book took quite a bit of time and work for me, my cover artist and my editors.

    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      RTE that's how I feel too, and glad It is so.  big_smile

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image88
      mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There are billions of sites on the Internet, not everyone can find your content at the drop of a hat. Lots of people want the info close to hand whenever they need it, and what about those who want to buy the eBook for a non-techy family member who just has a Kindle or something ( both my parents would fall into this category). There are loads of excellent reasons to publish your existing content as an eBook too.


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