Monday, April 14, 2008

Department of bad ideas

One of those pieces that reads like a slightly rephrased press release. And it's a lousy idea, too. If you want to be a part of a bunch of people that rewrite material to death, move to Hollywood. There's getting feedback from a collective, and then there's a thousand monkeys banging on a thousand typewriters, et cetera.
WEbook, which launched last week, invites writers, editors, topic experts and anyone else who has something to say to put their virtual pens together to work on literary projects. If the finished works get high marks from the site's members, WEbook publishes hard copies and sells them through online booksellers such as Amazon.com and retail stores including Barnes & Noble. Some books can also be read via mobile phones or in e-book format.

WEbook's first published novel, a 58-chapter thriller called "Pandora," was written by 17 people and will hit shelves next week.

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