Widbook: World Book Day reaffirms the virtual power of books
More than does not just adapt to the online world; Widbook sets the trend
SAO PAULO, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — In a world where everything is virtual, it is difficult to find something that has not felt the impact of technology. On World Book and Copyright Day, which is celebrated annually on April 23, books have shown that they too have accompanied this trend and have changed to meet new needs. Like other media, books have adapted to this new reality without diminishing in quality. Indeed, it was this line of thinking that brought a group of young people to develop a website that allows users to write, read and share books: Widbook.
The free online platform that serves as an online meeting point for writers and readers allows authors to share their texts with readers in the network. In turn, readers can collaborate by offering their ideas and opinions. Cooperative work together with collaborative content.
According to Flavio Aguiar, CEO and founder of Widbook, the idea is to provide a chance for new authors to publish their books. “Many people have a talent for writing but do not have the chance to share their work,” he explains. Furthermore, contrary to a website aimed solely at publication, Widbook enables people, acting alone or in groups, to write their own books, which can include photos, videos and animations, or to seek collaboration from other authors. “We endeavor to offer a human relationship: we are a network of meet-ups,” Aguiar emphasizes.
Fifteen-year-old student Anna Baccarat, for example, has been passionate about literature since the age of nine. When she turned 11, she discovered an interest in writing her own book, choosing Widbook as the tool of choice to make her wish come true. She has now published four books on the site, with genres ranging from philosophy to literary novel.
The growing platform that attracts new authors every day is notable for allowing the authors to see how their book will look once published even while the book is still under development; importing books in other formats; providing highlights of any book’s important excerpts in a single location; and permitting users to follow their favorite authors, to organize and rate their favorite publications in a single area (Bookshelf) and to find books form any author in the world.
More than a social network of writers and readers, Widbook values the emergence of new authors.
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