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WIKIPEDIA VS. NORILANA BOOKS [May. 11th, 2007|03:14 am]

Please post the following (below divider line) on your blogs, websites, and any public online area you can think of:


In a latest example of petty editorial tyranny over at Wikipedia, wiki editors have condemned the entry on new small publisher "Norilana Books" for deletion on the basis of lack of notability, conflict of interest, and the opinion that it "reads like an advert" -- when in fact the article is a bare-bone stub listing the authors and books released in order to satisfy a previous demand for "more content."


Norilana Books, owned and solely operated by writer Vera Nazarian, is the little engine that could -- since its inception in August 2006 it has over 70 books in print (public domain classics) and has just released its first original title. In addition it has contracted with the estate of the late Marion Zimmer Bradley to resurrect the classic Sword and Sorceress anthology series. But I suppose that's just not notable enough for Wikipedia....

If you don't agree, feel free to tell them so, here:


[User Picture]From: norilana
2007-05-11 06:02 pm (UTC)

Oh, no, sorry to be unclear -- I did not mean that what I listed above was the article itself, that's just a description of the situation to the public to know what's going on. The above is just a general thing I am asking folks to repost and propagate.

The actual article I refer to is what you see when you click the first URL.

And, as you yourself say, it reads encyclopedic and not at ALL like an ad, and is exactly as it did when some wiseguy editor decided to mark it for deletion...
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