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Hi from Croatia. Q on Publishing Rights

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TotalCroatia
Posted on
02-06-2011
by TotalCroatia

Hi from Croatia. Q on Publishing Rights

Am almost done with my first guidebook, for the island of Hvar in Croatia. Am going to put publish through Smashwords and Createspace but wanted to do an App as well, so thought I would give Gecko a try. Daniel Q suggested I direct my questions here.

If I go ahead with the app here, the FAQ says I retain copyright, Gecko has licencing rights. In practical terms, if I decided I want to take my app elsewhere if I am not happy here, is that possible, or what is the procedure? Have only heard good things about this place, just trying to understand all before I commit.

Thanks in advance,

Cheers Paul
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Daniel
Posted on
13-06-2011
by Daniel

Hi,

1. Not sure I understand you correctly. You can add section articles for Hvar (Island) as a whole as well as for every district (city) that you create.

To add a district, please follow the steps in the video tutorial 3. What you added at http://www.guidegecko.com/hvar/travel-tips/west-of-hvar-town-the-pelegrin-peninsula/p,608185035 is NOT a district, but an article in the district section. That is totally different.

Please also always include the URLs here if you have a questions so I can have a look.

2. Affiliates - I see. We do not allow such links in general, but I am sure we will find an agreement. Please email me in private about this topic, detailing a bit more on how it works and what the terms are.
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TotalCroatia
Posted on
13-06-2011
by TotalCroatia

Hi Daniel,

thanks - two questions (you are going to wish you never met me soon... - don't worry, the guide will be good and I am a quick learner).

1. Districts is fine in principle, but then the whole Shop, Eat etc will miss a level when people hit the home page. I have created 1 district - the Pelegrin Peninsula - and there are no options to add sections. I think it would be best if we kept it as one location (Hvar) and I put brackets after hotel names - Hotel Fontana (Jelsa), for example. But happy to take your suggestion.

2. Re affiliates, my question was more about using my affiliates. I have a deal with a taxi company for example, getting % for every referral. Is it ok to put those affiliate links into the app?

Cheers Paul
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Daniel
Posted on
13-06-2011
by Daniel

Hi Paul,

You can add other towns as "districts" to Hvar (we now consider the existing entry for Hvar to be the island as a whole). Please also add the city of Hvar as a district itself. See here on how to create districts: http://www.guidegecko.com/help-publish2#how-to-add-something (video tutorial 3)

Adding districts gives you the possibility to write section articles for each of them (e.g. for an introduction, things to see, where to eat, sleep in that place, etc). I guess this is the best.

I have now removed the existing "cities" Stari Grad and Jelsa from the database, so that you can re-create them as "districts" in Hvar.

Re affiliate links: Yes. We have an affiliate program at http://www.guidegecko.com/affiliates. This refers to all PDFs and printed books sold on GuideGecko.

Best,
Daniel
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TotalCroatia
Posted on
13-06-2011
by TotalCroatia

Hi Daniel,

Thanks for this. I have about 20 locations on the island. I checked the cities/towns in your database and only 3 are registered. Shall I just do everything as Hvar (1 location) or can I create new locations? The other towns, Stari Grad and Jelsa, have about 50-60 places between them. But if I can't add other locations, it probably makes sense to do the whole island as one location, Hvar. Can you confirm?

One last question - are affiliate links allowed?

Cheers Paul
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TotalCroatia
Posted on
12-06-2011
by TotalCroatia

aha! success! thanks for your quick response. will probably be in touch again shortly... you must hate technophobes like me...

cheers paul
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Daniel
Posted on
12-06-2011
by Daniel

Hi Paul,

The announcement you made at http://www.guidegecko.com/hvar/app-announcement/hvar-an-insiders-guide/p,608184965 looks alright. Please reload your profile page again, it should show you the next step now.

Let me know if you still have issues.

Best,
Daniel
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TotalCroatia
Posted on
12-06-2011
by TotalCroatia

Hi Daniel,

Am obviously doing something wrong here. Have made the announcement and added location price, and even an entry for how to get there.

http://www.guidegecko.com/hvar/app-announcement/hvar-an-insiders-guide/p,608184964

and yet my profile still shows 14% telling me the next step is to make the announcemnt. Have cleared this week to get the app done (am a complete beginner at this), so would appreciate your help to get started. Have just finished my book so have all the info to plug in.

cheers Paul
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Daniel
Posted on
08-06-2011
by Daniel

Hi Paul,

Thanks for submitting your idea.

Looks like you have mixed up things a little. You have correctly added an announcement listing for "Hvar: An Insider's Guide to Croatia's Premier Island" on http://www.guidegecko.com/hvar/app-announcement/hvar-an-insiders-guide-to-croatias-premier-island/p,608184777.

This is your announcement page.

The next step (#3) is to add the announcement description to THAT page at the URL above.

You have (by mistake) added the description to the Hvar main announcement page at http://www.guidegecko.com/hvar/guides-announcements/p,223149,10054. Note that on that page, it says: "Do not add your new guide announcements directly on this page. Instead, click on 'Add Something' on top of the map and add your announcement as a new listing!".

Once you added your description, go back to your profile page at http://www.guidegecko.com/userhome and it will tell you the next step. Please also watch this video for a step-by-step tutorial: http://www.guidegecko.com/tutorial/video-tutorial-announce.html

Some other notes/answers:
1) I assume the island and main city are both called the same, "Hvar"? In this case, this is ok - simply add your content to "Hvar as the system tells you.
2) I noticed you added another announcement listing called "Hvar Island". I have removed that now, one is enough :)

Hope that helps!

Best,
Daniel
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TotalCroatia
Posted on
03-06-2011
by TotalCroatia

ok thanks. I have signed up and must be a bit slow, because I thought I had done everything to do the guide announcement but it is telling me to announce still. Also my guide is an island guide, so is not city specific - is that going to cause an issue with the technology? The system has guided me to the island's main town, but much of the guide covers the rest of the island.

Cheers Paul
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Daniel
Posted on
02-06-2011
by Daniel

Hi Paul,

You can publish (1) apps and/or (2) Kindle eBooks and/or (3) websites with us. All formats are OPTIONAL, you can pick which formats you want.

You do give us an exclusive license for the formats that you choose (but you can of course keep your own websites even if you choose web publishing with us). Technically, for apps, you will continue to own all the content, we will own the app. You can always publish apps elsewhere, with different content.

After submitting your guide on http://www.guidegecko.com/apply, we will lead you through the process, one step at a time.

I hope that answers your questions!

Best,
Daniel
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