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Ben Kane and I made it into Wikipedia!

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Ben Kane and I made it into Wikipedia!

Post by fljustice » Thu November 10th, 2011, 3:22 pm

Like most authors, I have a Google Alert on my name. Most of the time, it returns hits from lists like HFO when I post. Occasionally I find a review of Selene that I missed. Imagine my surprise when I got a hit on a Wikipedia article on Outlaw by Angus Donald. They quoted a book review I posted on my blog (also posted review here.) I'm in good company...Ben Kane is quoted in the article, as well! My respect for their scholarship is growing. ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_(novel)

Wikipedia is a curious institution. My blog posts on the movie Agora got a lot of discussion on the work page for the movie, but never made it into the English article. They did make it into the Greek language article. I get several hits a week from both pages.
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Post by LoobyG » Thu November 10th, 2011, 6:12 pm

How fab Fl! Good for you and Ben :D

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Post by LoveHistory » Fri November 11th, 2011, 3:44 pm

Very cool! Congrats to you both!

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Post by annis » Sun November 13th, 2011, 12:07 am

Congratulations to you both, Faith :)

I didn't know whether to be flattered or dismayed when I found my article on Rosemary Sutcliff quoted as a reference in Wikipedia articles about some of her titles. Pleased that someone thought my work worth referencing and rather horrified because the writer was taking unsubstantiated work as gospel - I could have been writing a load of tosh for all he/she knew (though hopefuly not!)

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Post by Greg » Sun November 13th, 2011, 3:18 am

[quote=""fljustice""]Like most authors, I have a Google Alert on my name. Most of the time, it returns hits from lists like HFO when I post. Occasionally I find a review of Selene that I missed. Imagine my surprise when I got a hit on a Wikipedia article on Outlaw by Angus Donald. They quoted a book review I posted on my blog (also posted review here.) I'm in good company...Ben Kane is quoted in the article, as well! My respect for their scholarship is growing. ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outlaw_(novel)

Wikipedia is a curious institution. My blog posts on the movie Agora got a lot of discussion on the work page for the movie, but never made it into the English article. They did make it into the Greek language article. I get several hits a week from both pages.[/quote]

That is excellent news, the internet is proving to be a real boon to indie writers, as Oscar Wilde said it is better to be noticed than not noticed. In my case I can't use my name in searches due to its appropriation by that scurrilous pill popping doctor. So my searches have to be more laborious and intensive.

Regards Greg House

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Post by fljustice » Sun November 13th, 2011, 10:00 pm

[quote=""annis""]Congratulations to you both, Faith :)

I didn't know whether to be flattered or dismayed when I found my article on Rosemary Sutcliff quoted as a reference in Wikipedia articles about some of her titles. Pleased that someone thought my work worth referencing and rather horrified because the writer was taking unsubstantiated work as gospel - I could have been writing a load of tosh for all he/she knew (though hopefuly not!)[/quote]

Exactly! I was quite pleased to be quoted, but thought they could have found a more standard source such as a well-known paper's review. I wonder how much my comment, "I want a modern-day Robin Hood (or better yet thousands of Robin Hoods) to stand up to power and make things better," had to do with it; given the "occupy" movements that are all over now.
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