Talk:The Rain Goddess

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Fixing text. Sf46 (talk) 05:12, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Reliable sources[edit]

Every source currently cited in this article is a commercial source. I'm afraid that these don't meet reliability guidelines and don't establish notability. To reproduce the nutshell of that latter guideline:

See the basics of book notability
  1. ^ The "subject" of a work means non-trivial treatment and excludes mere mention of the book, its author or of its publication, price listings and other nonsubstantive detail treatment.
  2. ^ "Non-trivial" excludes personal websites, blogs, bulletin boards, Usenet posts, wikis and other media that are not themselves reliable. An analysis of the manner of treatment is crucial as well; Slashdot.org for example is reliable, but postings to that site by members of the public on a subject do not share the site's imprimatur. Be careful to check that the author, publisher, agent, vendor. etc. of a particular book are in no way interested in any third party source.
  3. ^ Independent does not mean independent of the publishing industry, but only refers to those actually involved with the particular book.
  4. ^ Self-promotion and product placement are not the routes to having an encyclopedia article. The published works must be someone else writing about the book. (See Wikipedia:Autobiography for the verifiability and neutrality problems that affect material where the subject of the article itself is the source of the material). The barometer of notability is whether people independent of the subject itself (or of its author, publisher, vendor or agent) have actually considered the book notable enough that they have written and published non-trivial works that focus upon it.
  5. ^ This criterion does not include textbooks or reference books written specifically for study in educational programs, but only independent works deemed sufficiently significant to be the subject of study themselves, such as major works in philosophy, literature, or science.
  6. ^ For example, a person whose life or works is a subject of common classroom study.

Vendors of the book are not usable to verify notability. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 19:33, 27 August 2010 (UTC)