I doubt my notability all the time, but despite that fact, it's also true that I've sold more than a million books and helped a lot of people learn how to create web pages and ebooks. Just last week, I got a major prize in Barcelona for my publishing work about Catalonia.
However, this evening Dori Smith let me know via Twitter that someone on Wikipedia had marked my entry for deletion due to questions about my notability.
If you think I'm notable enough to be in Wikipedia, you can add sources about my notability to my current page and/or to the AFD page.
Here's what others say:
Omnium Cultural: “The jury for the 25th Joan B. Cendrós Prize has awarded the prize for work about the Catalan nation published outside of Catalonia to the North-American publisher Liz Castro [El jurat del 25è Premi Joan B. Cendrós ha atorgat el premi per a
treballs publicats o emesos fora dels Països Catalans sobre la nació
catalana a l’editora nord-americana Liz Castro.] Full translation here
Self-publishing guru Joel Friedlander: “Liz Castro’s EPUB Straight to the Point
is a fantastic resource with clear instruction and should be in the
ereader of anyone whose work involves dealing with EPUB and iBooks.”
Communication Arts magazine: She
is the author of the bestselling HTML, XHTML, and CSS, Sixth Edition: Visual QuickStart
Guide which together with its earlier editions has sold more than one million
copies in more than fifteen languages. She has also written books on Blogger, iPhoto,
Perl and CGI, and XML. The guides are written and published for inexperienced Web
designers who want to start from the beginning and contain information in bullet
points and note form for easy reading.
Vook calls me an "industry expert"
TidBITS: If you're thinking about making a book in iPhoto, my fellow Peachpit author Liz Castro has created a wonderfully useful Web site where she obsessively documents each and every iPhoto book theme
Vilaweb [major Catalan news website] interviewed me in February, 2011: “Recently, Castro published EPUB Straight to the Point (Peachpit Press), a guide for writing books for digital readers like the iPad. She is also the author of the bestseller “HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide” of which six editions have been published and the seventh is being prepared, and more than a million copies of which have been sold. She also wrote “Creating a Web Page with HTML” and “Publishing a Blog with Blogger”, among others. [“No fa gaire va publicar 'EPUB Straight to the Point' (Peachpit Press), una guia per a escriure llibres en pissarretes digitals com l'iPad. És autora del 'best-seller' 'HTML, XHTML, and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide',
amb sis edicions (la setena, en preparació) i més d'un milió
d'exemplars venuts. També ha escrit 'Creating a Web Page with HTML' i
'Publishing a Blog with Blogger', etc. ”]
Peachpit Press: Elizabeth Castro is the author of all edtions of the best-selling HTML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide. She is also the author of Perl and CGI for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide and XML for the World Wide Web: Visual QuickStart Guide--both bestsellers! Liz also founded Pågina Uno, a publishing house in Barcelona, Spain.