You like to read, your usual social networks don’t hold your interest anymore and you’re looking for something more your style. The internet is an increasingly large place; there is so much content that it’s easy to feel lost or overwhelmed, the upside is that the larger it gets, the more valuable it is to you and me. You know that the information or the community you need is out there somewhere, but finding it is a challenge all its own. That’s how I felt, anyway, before I found WEbook. Five years ago I stumbled across this little site, and it has changed the way I think about reading and writing.
A Social Network for Readers and Writers
What makes WEbook different from something like Goodreads is the inbuilt community of not just readers, but writers. Everyone on WEbook has the ability, and is encouraged, to create their own content. Your content can then be displayed for other WEbookers to comment on or critique, if you’re feeling really cooperative you can even allow other users to collaborate with you on a story or project. If writing isn’t your style don’t worry, writing is not an obligation or requirement, you’re absolutely encouraged to peruse, read, and discuss. WEbook thrives on commentary.
Rare and Unique Stories
There are books for sale on WEbook, but they probably aren’t ones you’ve seen at the chain bookstore near you, if you’re looking to discuss the latest young adult series this might not be the site for you. However, if you’re looking for something outside the box and independent then you’ll be very happy here. These books were written by members of the community, honed and perfected in the fires of the site, and rose triumphant as some of the best stuff the network has produced.
Online Writing Tools
There are also platforms built into the site like Agent Inbox or Page to Fame that allow you to get direct feedback not only from the community but from agents working in the industry, these tools are invaluable if you are serious about writing. A few years ago breaking in to writing seemed entirely unachievable. How is anyone supposed to make first contact? These tools give you a doorway by allowing you to provide samples of your work that are then voted on by the community, works over the threshold for scores are given to agents who will then provide feedback and may offer to represent you.
If you like to read, or you like to write, or you just like what literature represents, I think you’ll find friends and a new home with WEbook. Happy reading.