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Got Writer’s Block? Partner Up With 1 or 20 Collaborators

Writing has been said to be a lonely endeavor. WEbook, a Maryland company, aims to put an end to that by publishing collaborative books. It’s first publication is “a 58-chapter thriller called ‘Pandora,’ was written by 17 people and will hit shelves next week.”

The collaborations are done online and the works with the highest rankings will be made into a print book to be sold at Amazon and in Barnes and Noble. If the book does go to print, you and your hundred other collaborators will get to share the royalties.

Obviously, if you participate in WEbook, it isn’t for the money. But if it isn’t for the money, what is the point?

Via Wash Po. (Thanks Jill and JMC)

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Robin Bayne
    Apr 15, 2008 @ 09:07:39

    Looks like it wants to be another social networking community, with a little writing thrown in.

  2. Nora Roberts
    Apr 15, 2008 @ 10:04:37

    I know some people can get a creative goose out of this sort of thing. But for me, it sounds like a nightmare.

    I do not play well with others.

  3. veinglory
    Apr 18, 2008 @ 18:59:37

    Hell, I don’t even play well with myself. I may be cynical here, but with 17 contributors and print-on-demand you make a profit just selling a copy to each of them.

  4. Robin Bayne
    Apr 21, 2008 @ 11:26:33

    Good post with more info at:

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