So at least I can say the “Hub Pages Team” responded in a timely manner. Good on them. Here is what they had to say…
While we do not allow for self-promotion, you can add a link to your personal blog in your bio which readers can then click on.
You can find more information about adding products and our guidelines here: hubpages.com/faq/
A canned response no doubt. I used them myself all the time when I worked for an organization where I had to repeat myself ad infinitum. At least I extended the courtesy by taking the time to personalize it, but oh well.
My response was brief. “Your site. Your rules.” I cannot in good conscience try to tell them how to run their program. Of course this principle works both ways. My content. My prerogative. The consequences are lose-lose actually. I’ve removed the articles from their website and I will repost them here. They lose my content. I lose their traffic. Then again, their traffic fails to benefit me if nobody follows the trail of breadcrumbs to my book.
In any case, I’ll get back to work on reposting the articles. Too bad things didn’t work out. I’ve seen a slight nudge in book sales in the past couple of days but I have no idea where these came from as Amazon seems to want to keep such information to themselves. Yet another lose-lose scenario.