Can you publish a collection of your Hubs as an ebook without violating "duplicate content" rules?
I have heard people say they are publishing a collection of stories or poems as ebooks. Do they have to remove them from HubPages before publishing as an ebook in order to remain in good standing?
You should review the rules you agreed to when signing up, it should mention it. If you really want to e-publish, just copy all your posts and delete your hub. But post ing online is considered self-publishing and you can re-publish as much as you want as long as it is your original work. If you publish for someone (say an online magazine) you have to read their rules. This is more of a blog. you're probably safe.
Technically, you own all the content on your hubs. So you could do whatever you want to do with it: publish it on your blog, offer it as an eBook. Just make sure to mention that this content has already been published and provide a link back to the hubs.
What matters is where the content is published first. If posted first on HubPages, it should be safe to publish as an e-book. You may get a copyright alert from HubPages, but your hubs will not be unpublished and you will not be penalized.
If an e-book has been indexed by search engines (e.g. previews etc), it will not work to subsequently post the same contents on HubPages.
If an e-book is not available for preview and the contents are not accessible to the search engines (e.g. because it is encrypted), there should be no duplicate content issue at all.
by CamilleGizzarelli5 years ago
As HubPages is strict as to only having content on their pages, I wonder if we are able to take the hubs (of which we own the content) and compile for a book or ebook?I look forward to hearing from other hubbers!
by Wayne Barrett4 years ago
If I want to publish one of my pieces on an eBook, do I have to remove it from my Hub?I am going to try and publish some of my short stories and don't know if I should remove them from HP before or after publishing?
by Dorsi Diaz5 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?
by Mel Carriere4 years ago
What company do you recommend for publishing an ebook?I'm hoping to publish an ebook soon. My first attempt did not go so well because the company I used was not careful about reproducing my story the way I wrote...
by cashmere4 years ago
I want to know what a good website would be to get books printed from. I have a self published ebook, that I want to convert into a printed book and would appreciate knowing the names of some self publishing...
by Lena Kovadlo4 years ago
One of my friends who is a poet had created a Hub Pages account in hopes to share her poetry with others. She published a number of poetry hubs that included her poetry and appropriate images but they became unpublished...
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