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A Question About Online "Publishing":

 1 Limit Removal, Sun, 18th Mar '12 7:51:44 AM from C:\Users\Name\Pictures\
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I've been thinking to publish my works for some time now, but remembering I'm practically stranded on a third-world country, I think publishing physically (in English) won't be too probable.

So, I decided that I will use online publishing.

No, I'm not talking about Amazon's FreeSpace or something like that, just a site that's nice enough to host my content and keeps the content mine.

I considered WordPress for hosting my original work (and fanfics), but then this comes up in their Terms of Service:

By submitting Content to Automattic for inclusion on your Website, you grant Automattic a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting your blog. If you delete Content, Automattic will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but you acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable.

Can someone clarify what this actually mean? Does submitting my story to such sites equals losing my right to publish it physically in the future?

edited 18th Mar '12 7:59:44 AM by LimitRemoval

 2 chihuahua 0, Sun, 18th Mar '12 8:04:43 AM from Standoff, USA Relationship Status: I'm in love with my car
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Since it says "non-exclusive", I would say it means you retain the right to republish.

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edited 18th Mar '12 8:14:52 AM by Yej

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Also think about putting a creative commons license on your page if you're really worried about retaining your rights.
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 5 Major Tom, Sun, 18th Mar '12 10:48:35 AM Relationship Status: Barbecuing
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You could always write your own complete with Copy Protection.
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Wordpress's To S and your license are both largely moot—putting it on the internet in any form generally counts as first publication, which is what almost all publishers want. So you have all the rights, but you're choosing to yourself use the one that you'd normally give to the publishers.

edited 18th Mar '12 2:21:15 PM by jewelleddragon

 7 vijeno, Sun, 18th Mar '12 11:48:11 PM from Vienna, Austria
^ Yeah. It probably makes sense to split your texts into two divisions: Those for self-publishing, and those you try to get published by someone else. That way, one can benefit the other.

 8 Demetrios, Mon, 19th Mar '12 12:16:22 AM from Northbrook, Illinois
You can also publish it on http://www.lulu.com/ like I did. :)
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