Guidelines for posting in the Digital Publishing community.
Updated December 6,2013
We want this vibrant community to be filled with energetic and enthusiastic writers, editors, publishers, designers, publicists, marketers, disruptors and anyone else interested in driving forward the concept of digital publishing — for indies and businesses alike!
To that end, we have a few house rules to make this an enjoyable community for everyone.
1. Engaging content only. Before posting, ask yourself this question: Will what I'm about to post encourage discussion within this community?
2. No link-litter. Any links shared must be accompanied by a paragraph or two (yes, paragraph, not sentence) of your own words that summarize why you were intrigued enough to share it here. See Rule #1 for why that’s important.
3. Promotion prohibited. That really cool podcast, radio show, seminar, class, new book, new community or something else that you’re convinced everyone else needs to know about? Yeah... not here. While it's OK to cite work (even your own) and provide a link when germane to the conversation, promotional posts that do not encourage discussion_within this community_ will be removed.
4. Writing woes and requests for critiques aren’t for us. You’re probably looking for the Writers Discussion Group or some other fine community if that’s what you need. We’re more business and process focused.
5. No introductions needed. This is the place to find the answers you've been unable to unlock, gain the wisdom of a smart crowd, or to share your own eureka moment. Make your first entrance to the community a bold one, and not just "hi, I'm an author, too". Remember, we're trying to encourage discussion and provide high value content.
6. Play nice. Expect your thoughts and ideas to be challenged by others in this community. It's how we move forward. But no ad hominem attacks allowed.
7. Have fun. Because this is. Join us?