Friday, May 30, 2008

Become a Published Writer Today

The power of a crowd is immeasurable. There have been numerous collaborative projects thanks to the increased level of connectivity worldwide, ranging from crowd-funding a tramp onto the Forbes list, crowd-owned breweries and football clubs. The combined knowledge and opinion of anyone with web connection has brought Wikipedia to life, further enabling the sharing of knowledge.

Last year, a new crowd sourced project called WEbook came to life which allowed writers, editors, reviewers, illustrators and others to join forces to create works of fiction and non-fiction, thrillers and essays, short stories, children's books and more.

Once a book's authors deem their work ready for public opinion, they can submit it for a voting cycle to determine if it's worthy of publishing. Users across the site cast their votes, and the WEbook team chooses from among those with the most support which will be published under the WEbook imprint as books, eBooks and audiobooks.

WEbook published its first book a thriller titled Pandora earlier this year, with plans to publish another 3 to 5 books this year.