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    Quick question! :)

    Discussion in 'Publishing' started by dscott25, Jul 20, 2008.

    I wasn't for sure where this topic should go but I had a question and if this isn't where it goes, I apolize. If I posted a personal essay as a blog, would it work against me if I wanted it published one day? Thank you all for answering! :)
     
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    This is best placed under General Writing -> Publishers, so I'm moving it there.

    As for the question itself, I don't know how much first publication rights factors in to sales in the essays market. Publishing on a blog would probably prevent you from selling your piece if first publication is a key bargaining point, though, so my thought would be not to risk it.
     
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    Thank you Cogito. First publication rights had entered my mind but I just didn't think that Blogging would be considered wrong. Wanted to make sure. Thank you! :)
     
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    Aye, like Cog said, you would lose your first publishing rights if you were to post your entire blog here. However, I am not sure if this applies if you only post a little part of it, or sections of it, but not all. I think you should look it up on the interenet if you are really interested to be honest with you.
     
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    being in a blog is no different from posting it anywhere on the net... if it's the whole piece, you use up your first rights... if it's just an excerpt, you don't...
     

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