Baha'i Review

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Baha'i Review

Postby lightuponlight » Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:37 pm

I am working on some e-books that touch on the Baha'i Teachings. One will be a photographic treatment of some of Baha'u'llah's writings, others will be more of a discussion of the relevance of the Faith in our lives.

They are going to be self-published and available for free on the internet.

Do these fall under the purview of "reviewable" materials? My preference would be for them to undergo review if possible. Who should I contact about arranging for review? I have not found clear guidance about this online to date.


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Re: Baha'i Review

Postby MontanaDon » Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:16 pm

Excerpt from a letter of the Bahá’í Internet Agency to a National Spiritual Assembly, as emailed to an individual by the U.S. Review Office
[date of source unknown; quotation shared by Review Office in October 2012]

The emerging category of "electronic books" is subject to the usual pre-publication review process, and manuscripts intended for publication as electronic books should be submitted to the National Assembly. In general, though, the policy of review does not apply to the Internet medium, where content is amenable to easy change and revision, and individual initiative is encouraged. In essence, a distinction should be drawn between informal efforts of individuals who might post content on a personal Web page, blog or social networking feed, and more formal undertakings such as an "electronic book," or an online journal that has some sort of institutional sponsorship (whether Bahá’í or non-Bahá’í). In the latter two circumstances, adherence to the spirit of the policy of review would still obtain and the appropriate committee of the National Assembly should be contacted. This also would be true of substantive revisions to content in e-books that have previously gone through the review process.
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Re: Baha'i Review

Postby Jonah-admin » Tue Jan 28, 2014 3:43 am

Thanks, Don

Here's a longer discussion of the subject, from an official source. At the end it has an email address and phone number for the US Office of Review. ... lications/

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Re: Baha'i Review

Postby lightuponlight » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:15 am

Looks like getting the material reviewed is a good idea.

Thank you!

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