I have a manuscript or two I would love to share - but would they get enough readers?
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I have seen people try and I admire them. Getting the hubs to lead to each other is an issue. Although the hub format is much better than the blog - which always presents the last thing written first.
Yes a blog is in the "wrong" order but at least readers can sign up to your feed so they can be notified when you write a new chapter. And you can provide a menu in the sidebar in the right order
Thank you Cheryl. I have to agree, it usually isn't a good idea to let things go for free.
I like the community here too. I just wish it was a little more interactive - I try to add quizzes and polls to hubs to get a response -- and they don't collect a lot of entries...
CreativeArts, you are confusing interaction with the COMMUNITY with interaction with your READERS. They are two different things. The community is all writers. Your readers come from outside HubPages
Internal readers (i.e. Hubbers) are prohibited from clicking on the ad links, so they are different from external readers. As far as I know, both internal readers and external readers can participate in quizzes and polls on the hub.
Hubpages have a sort of copyright arrangement, on top of the intellectual property laws. I would be less concerned with someone "stealing it" than publishers not considering the work because the "first rights" had already been used here.
You can almost guarantee that chapters on HubPages will be stolen, because the rate of mindless theft from this site is very, very high. So even if you delete your chapters from HubPages, it's highly likely they'll still be published on spam sites.
I don't read E-books myself so that would be a whole new field to explore. it sounds easy, but it still isn't a "real book" to me.
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My goal used to become an author Herban. Now I'm spending most of my time helping kids read and write so they can enjoy all the books in the world! I'm becoming frustrated because one work at least may be becoming "dated" with no audience.