Since we now have writing challenges on Meta it occurs to me to ask if another activity of interest to writers would also be appropriate here: announcing the publication of books we have written. This is not a disinterested question, since I have a book that should appear in the next few months (a book on writing, no less). The publicity hound in me would like to proclaim it in all the places I hang out online.
Some thoughts on potential rules, if we decide to allow this:
Should some reputation level be required to post book announcements, so we don't have people coming here just to announce books without contributing to the community?
Should self published books count, or just professional, paid publication?
Should it be confined to new books, or should people be allowed to post their back catalogue as well?
Should we confine it to book length publication or should shorter works count as well.
Clearly this is not entirely in the spirit of Meta, since a publication announcement is not a question, but that is true of writing challenges as well.