[A friend and I came up with an idea for a website in which people could post chapters of books in ongoing blogs, or “Blooks.” We actually (gasp) implemented the idea and got a few users, but spammers later overtook the operation. Nevertheless, it was an interesting taste of the dot-com era.]
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A Blook is a simple concept: take a book, break it down into sections, and
publish each section in a separate blog post. The results? The entire web
has access to the book, no manuscripts have to be accepted by publishers,
and readers can easily comment and critique the work.
People have different reasons to write a “blook.” Some, perhaps, have had
a pre-existing manuscript denied by publishers. Blooks put the power
back into the hands of the author, allowing him or her to post section by
section of the novel online. Others may be attempting to write their first
novel; by writing each chapter online, the aspiring author can receive
feedback and support from an online community.
Blooks are a new concept, but have already caught on over the internet.
For the first time, authors don’t have to “get published-” they do so
themselves, with the extra bonus of a community that will support and
critique their work. However, for new blookers, attracting viewers still isn’t
easy, and no directory exists where users can search through genres and
find a new book that they would enjoy.
Blooklot allows users to sign up, and, for free, publish their books online,
read other blooks, and receive tips and advice for novel writing. Instead
of having to attract viewers to your own site, at Blooklot you post chapters
of your book in an environment already containing other users, each
looking for a good blook to read. At the same time, you can browse
through other blooks at Blooklot, instead of having to search all over the
internet for a good online novel to read.
Excited? So are we! Whether you’re ready to start writing your first novel,
or have multiple manuscripts that you can’t wait to publish online, the
Blooklot team is glad to have you here. To start posting your blook on the
site in seconds, simply click on this link in order to register:
The other topics in this section will give you further information on
Blooklot, including how, exactly, to post your Blook on the site. Here’s
hoping you have an enjoyable experience, and, once again, thank you for