Anyways, in the short span of a few months, the site has undergone some revolutionary changes...we're talking really big, really exciting things. You can always find any new announcements on the WEbook blog (http://blog.webook.com/
) . More importantly, the blog has taken on a semi sexier identity and now features columns from best-selling authors Esther Cohen (titled "My Writing Life"...not so ironically about all things writing...and wonderfully witty, a consistent must read) and Ben Mezrich (of "Bringing Down the House", the true story about a group of M.I.T. students who made millions by counting cards in Vegas, made into the movie 21). The entries are entertaining and inspiring, and all readers are given the opportunity to ask questions to the authors themselves.
But I have bigger news for you all...and it goes by the name AgentInbox.I remember hearing about the new feature this summer--I knew it would be huge for the site and potentially for the publishing community at large. In shameless self-promotion, due mainly to my overwhelming excitement: AgentInbox is an author-to-agent service that connects publication-ready writers with reputable literary agents. You can do a multitude of things with the new service: learn how to write query letters, search the roster of pre-screened agents, directly submit a manuscript sample, track all submissions, etc etc! Here is the blog entry introducing AgentInbox: http://blog.webook.com/webook_blog/2009/09/webook-launches-agentinbox.html
and here is a little more about all the awesomeness directly from the WEbook site: http://www.webook.com/literary-agents/landing/AgentInbox-Basics
I know the service has already been a huge success and once again, WEbook has taken the stress out (and put the fun in) to a component of the writing process.
For now, I will leave you with that on the WEbook front...Go play around with them and let me know what you think! I will be back again soon with less of a housekeeping message, but in order to jump start my time here, I thought I should fill you in on all that you have been missing. I look forward to connecting with you all! Until next time, write on!
Hello all! My name is Zoe and I will be taking over the WEbook LiveJournal from Emily for now on. I couldn't be more excited to get back into the LJ community...I had my own personal journal on this site a few years ago (I would link you all, but out of potential embarrassment, I will keep those fond entries to myself). But luckily, being an intern at WEbook has brought me back to you all...and I am looking forward to making some new friends and letting you all in on the greatness that is WEbook. Just fyi, I worked with all the fine WEbook staffers in the always entertaining New York City office this summer and continue to work from my more subdued apartment in upstate New York. I am free to answer any questions, diminish any concerns, read any submissions or chat about all things WEbook...or writing, or reading, or well...you get the idea. Here is my profile: