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You can probably already tell by looking at this profile that WEbook is all about writing. Find out a little more about WEbook now.

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Jan. 13th, 2010

WEbook about to Launch New Writing Contest!


Hi friends!

WEbook.com is about to launch a new writing competition: PageToFame. PageToFame is brand new and like no writing competition you've seen before. It empowers writers to test out the strength and appeal of their book idea and opening pages — whether they have completed a manuscript or just one page in. The best of the best have a great shot at publication! 

How does it work? Submit your first page and a short synopsis. If enough readers give your submission high ratings, you will be invited to submit the first chapter for further evaluation by readers. Successful books go through four rounds, eventually submitting a complete manuscript.

As a bonus, every time you advance to the next round, your submission will be reviewed by a top-notch literary agent! Books that make it to the final round have an excellent chance of getting signed by a participating literary agent who will work to get you a great commercial publishing deal.

Rating begins next week. There is an introductory fee of only $4.95 per submission, and as long as readers continue to give your work high ratings, this one-time fee can take you all the way to the final round and into the hands of a prominent literary agent.

Submit today! ...and tell your writer friends about PageToFame!

Happy writing,

Katie

Nov. 16th, 2009

Ahhhh Mondays

Hello Everyone!

Today is feeling like a typical Monday, so I figured I should come on here and let off a little steam. Why does everything start to feel especially busy every year when November hits? After Halloween it is like a downward spiral to New Years, when things start to calm down a little bit. Cannot imagine if I was trying to write a novel this month...anyone doing NanoWriMo?! I want to hear stories! And I will promise to eat a bite of chocolate for you all. Right now actually...

Delving into Little Boys Come From the Stars by Emmanuel Dongala. He is coming to speak at Colgate University on Thursday and I am very excited. A little late week pick me up! What book should I start next? Have a couple plane rides coming up for the Holidays and need some friendly inspiration...

all for now!

-Zoe

Nov. 8th, 2009

A Whole New WE!

 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: http://www.webook.com/member/zoekatherine  Friend me! 

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!

-Zoe

Aug. 20th, 2009

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Well WEbookers, my stay at the WEbook office is coming to an end..a few more hours and I will be relinquishing my summer position :(!  Working here has been a wonderful experience and I gained a lot of valuable knowledge about the inner-workings of a writing website, blogging, interviewing, and giving constructive feedback.  Though I won't be blogging on LiveJournal on a regular basis anymore, I will still have a WEbook profile and be available to provide feedback on your projects.  The link to my WEbook is: http://www.webook.com/member/EmilyM1206 ...stay in touch, WEbookers and LJers!  I'll miss all of you, but thank you for reading and writing with me! 

Best wishes,
Emily :)

Aug. 18th, 2009

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Good morning bloggers and WEbookers!

Another steamy day in the northeast and I'm here in the nice air-conditioned WEbook office.  As many of you know, WEbook has its very own twitter page!  Not only can fans follow our tweets, but many post links to their WEbook projects for others to access.  Yesterday, I spent a lot of time on our twitter page, commenting on individual tweets and leaving in-depth feedback on many of the links posted by our tweeters.  Tweeting on our twitter page is a great way to instantly publicize your WEbook work and for the rest of the week, I will be responding to a majority of the tweets.  Tweet for feedback!

-Emily :)

Aug. 14th, 2009

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Good morning, LJ!

As the poetry vote deadline draws closer and closer, there's been a lot of nervous excitement among the WEbook community!  As an intern, one of my main tasks is to provide in-depth feedback for a variety of projects.  I've actually received a request from a WEbooker that follows our LJ blog to review his poems and give him feedback.  Feel free to shoot me a message if you want me to read over your work and give you feedback as well!  Also, check out the writing tips widget for some new tips that the interns have been working on!

I'm only a message/click away,

Emily :)

Aug. 10th, 2009

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Good Afternoon LiveJournal!

It is a scorching hot day in NYC - so happy to be in the cool confines of the WEbook office! 

Great news!  The WEbooker of the WEek interview is complete and ready to be published on the WEbook blog!  Keep your eyes out for this new post within the next day or two.

Also, I believe one of the other interns has produced some new writing tips for the writing tips widget...you never know when those may come in handy!

Hope everyone is keeping cool on this boiling August day!  It's the perfect weather to stay in the nice, air-conditioned indoors and write on WEbook :)!

-Emily

Aug. 6th, 2009

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Good morning (there were 10 minutes left in the morning when I started writing this) LJers!

The next WEbooker of the WEek has been chosen and her interview will be posted on the WEbook Blog early next week!  Be sure to read up on a WEbooker with plenty of potential!

As an intern at WEbook, I have contributed to and completed a variety of assignments.  My latest accomplishment (that I completed with the two other interns) was a competitive analysis of other websites similar to WEbook.  Though there are a multitude of writing and publishing websites, this analysis showed me that WEbook combines three main features most individuals look for in a writing or publishing website.  On WEbook, you can upload as many writing pieces as you'd like, all genres, all lengths, and receive feedback from other members, all at the convenient price of free!  Additionally, as a member of the WEbook community you can enter and vote in a variety of contests, many of which result in publication of your work!  WEbook is the perfect tool for aspiring writers who want to receive feedback on their writing and enhance their chances at becoming the next big writer to hit the scene...

Keep writing, and who knows, you could end up seeing your name in lights...

-E :)

Aug. 4th, 2009

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So as many of you know, I'm one of three interns here at the WEbook office in NYC for the summer.  Very exciting, I know!  I'm working on a variety of assignments, all of which are geared towards making WEbook the best online writing community for people like you!  Did you know that WEbook provides its users with a chance to get published?  Our multitude of contests give aspiring writers like yourself the opportunity to submit their work for a chance to be published in print!  Wowee! Additionally, all WEbook members are able to instantly publish their work online and receive feedback from not only other WEbook writers, but WEbook staff (i.e.: ME!) that can help take your writing to the next level, setting you on the path to finding a literary agent and publication.  I'm constantly giving WEbookers feedback - could your writing be the next piece I critique?  Friend me on WEbook (EmilyM1206) and let's get to feedbacking!

See you on the site...

Em :)

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