posted on Jul, 13 2015 @ 08:22 PM
a reply to: donktheclown
Actually, that is a very good question and likely what might be considered a grey area.
A bit of history: I participated in various writing competitions and other activities (debates) here on ATS several years ago (hence my
writer/fighter status) and during that time was when I began to write my first published book, which turned into a trilogy. It's actually a scifi with
deep roots in conspiracy and ancient alien theories, so there are a lot of tie-ins (and even a mention) to ATS. At the time, I got permission from the
Overload himself to write a thread about the books.
I have continued to provide updates on my writing journey, and it often leads to great discussions on self-publishing, etc. and writing in general.
I know there are rules about advertising, and I would never want to cross them....so I think it has to a lot to do with relevance, etc. For example,
I wouldn't come on here and promote and try to sell my photography that I also do, or......say, if I sold Avon or something. (which I don't)
edit on 13-7-2015 by westcoast because: (no reason given)