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Technically, you own all of the content you post on Facebook; therefore, you can copyright it. HOWEVER, by posting something on Facebook you: ...grant [Facebook] a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any IP content that you post on... Facebook. and while this license ends when you delete the content from ...


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There are a few potential disadvantages that I can see: It isn't necessarily a solution to the biggest issue for new/unknown authors: getting eyes on the page (or screen, in this case). Putting something on the internet alone isn't enough to get people to read, you still need to have produced something of quality (or something so bad it's funny!), have ...


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Writing an article (or book) in somebody else's name is called "ghostwriting". Typically ghost writers agree under contract to remain anonymous. If you have no such agreement with your sister, and your sister will not get into any trouble if anybody learns she did not write the articles herself (and they may, once you start making it public by telling ...


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That would be Leanpub. It has the express purpose to publish works in progress, and also provides a store front where readers can buy your book right away and receive free updates as you publish new chapters. Epub, mobi and PDF are all supported. You retain the copyright, and there's no exclusivity, so you can publish elsewhere when you're done. Last but not ...


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Money talks. When I see that a novel has the imprint of a professional publishing house, I know that some editor actually convinced his or her boss that this book was worth paying the author money up front, in the expectation that other people would buy the book once it was published. That’s certainly no guarantee of quality, but it does narrow down the ...


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I think one of the greatest disadvantages is, that the web is not considered to be a media for professional publishing. There are some great books published on the web (for example Butterbrick’s Practical Typography) but most content cannot compete with printed books. So no matter how much you know about your topic, if your website doesn’t look professional,...


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It's not very big but I do recommend Storybird.com. Not only is it an online writing platform but it also is a website where you are able to read your own and other people's stories. You can also buy books from there. Each chapter is moderated to ensure that there are no copyright issues. If you want to publish your book without anyone seeing it, you can ...


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(SE has a separate section for ebook questions: https://ebooks.stackexchange.com/ ) You cannot sell PDFs on Amazon. You need to make the ebook an epub or .mobi file. The 6x9 format you speak of is probably based on an epub file which can be viewable in any size or dimension using reflowable text. If you already have an audience for your ebook, one ...


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PDFs use a fixed layout that doesn't scale with the device or window size, so they're not as friendly for smaller screens. Some people do read PDFs on some phones, though -- some screens are pretty big and some people have good eyes and can read the small page. Also, some of your readers might be using tablets rather than phones. However, I wouldn't make ...


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To build on my idea in the comments -- a chatbot framework may be helpful, even if that's not your ultimate goal. Here's a link to a little about them and how they can be used: https://rebot.me/page/about Customize it through the use of various tools and then start ‘teaching’ it to respond to certain questions. As you spend more time talking to it, it’...


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If you actually want to make money, I'd suggest trying the traditional route of getting an agent to sell the book to a publisher. It is something to learn how to do, but it doesn't cost you ANY money to learn it, send your query letters (by email), secure an agent, and have them try to sell it. Not a dime for any of that. Self publishing and actually ...


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I recently read an article about creating a writing portfolio which explained your situation perfectly. It suggested using live links towards the original content to avoid any duplicate content and SEO penalties. Perhaps, this is something to consider as I imagine the SM-agency will be pretty SEO savvy to know if you've published their content anywhere on ...


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I reccomend you to create a blog and post your story there - you can share the account with your friend so you don't have to work alone -, because you'll lose little to nothing at all about formatting and you can include photos, which is something that you probably can't do at Fanfiction.com. Nota that I do not reccomend you to post at a website that you ...


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The question is if you are going to write a book (intended to be read as a book on some book-style device, eg. e-book reader or tablet), or a transmedia story for the internet. In first case it would be better to limit multimedia to minimum (make them rather illustrations than content itself). On the other hand if you are writing for readers who are in a ...


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