writer’s web is an online community connecting writers to their readers.
It is a bit like a farmer selling his produce at a farmer’s market direct to the consumer, rather than through a retailer.
The idea for connecting writers direct with readers came through the frustration of a writer attempting to become a published author.
A children’s book publisher, Emma Mactaggart also writes children’s books, young adult fiction and has scribed a “how to” book. Her journey into traditional publishing involved a downward spiral of slush piles, rejection letters and closed doors.
Understandably, traditional publishers can’t put every writer who approaches them in front of a reader. In Australia that’s about half a million people writing for their own pleasure and a means of self-expression.
The result? Thousands of writers working away in isolation waiting to make the transition to authors by having their work shared with, and read by a reading audience.
There had to be a better way.
Enter commercial writer, marketer and business developer, Janet Kieseker who dreamed up the writers’ web concept.
The result is a conduit linking writers with their reading audience to get their work directly into the hands of readers rather than bogged down in the traditional publishing process.
Being more immediate than the way a book has historically been released to the public, writers’ web is a great way to put a toe in the water to test if your idea, your writing or your story has merit with a reading audience who gives feedback so writers aren’t working in a vacuum.
In today’s socially networked world, a review or a recommendation to engaged and interested readers is a great way of marketing a book and its author.
And linking straight with the reader means there’s a direct connection to potential purchasers.