Recap – our new eBook website –

With the Beta launch very close, this is a quick recap of iWriteReadRate for anyone who has missed it – or if you are new to our growing ebook community of writers and readers – ahead of our upcoming launch phases.  Adam Charles, one of our Directors, explains more about us:

Are you an aspiring author looking to upload your work, start or continue to build your readership, sell your books online, join a community of like-minded people, connect with readers looking for new stories, receive feedback to help you prove and improve your writing?  iWriteReadRate is here to help you in your quest, to support you on your journey, and to give you a place to call your own.  We’re writers just like you, so everything we’re doing is with your best interests at heart.  We’re here to help you navigate the waters of ebook publishing simply and successfully.

Our website will enable writers to upload free of charge, sell, and receive valuable feedback on their work direct from their readers.  Our core objective is to create a dynamic, constructive, and supportive community of writers and readers of all kinds.  We are building a democratic and open platform for writers to find their audience; and also for readers looking for a wide choice of ebooks – as well as enabling them to interact with authors directly.  Take a look, it would be great to see you!

About me and iWriteReadRate

My own personal story as an unpublished writer is very much intertwined with The Story of iWriteReadRate.  In fact, it is because of my trials and tribulations that the very idea for our new website was born.  I’m a life long lover of literature, writing, and all things creative. In launching our website it is my intention to help other writers and readers discover, interact, and get to know each other in a friendly environment.  The iWriteReadRate team and I believe that this is a new dynamic in the writing experience and the relationship between those who have created the work and those who consume it.

A Quick Overview

We’ve thought hard about what features we’d want from our website – as writers and readers ourselves – and tried to pack in as much as we can from the beginning.  The site will undoubtedly evolve over time, but we think we’ve got a great basis to develop our offering for indie authors and inquisitive readers even further in the future.

From the beginning, writers will be able to upload five different lengths of work; set a price from a number of options based on the length; receive ratings/reviews; and create an invaluable interaction with their readership.  A dynamic, interactive, ebook community.

Readers will be able to read a Writer Bio, ebook Synopsis and Preview for free, and will only be charged to download the full document in PDF or ePub format (Mobi coming later).  These ebook formats will mean that downloads are compatible with the vast majority of eReaders, tablets, and smart-phones.

This is just the beginning.  For more information around features, functionality, aims and objectives take a look at our brief FAQs section and our Factoids Blog post.

I’ve also completed interviews over the last couple of months for bloggers Sophie Playle and Rebekah Montgomery – worth a look to find out more.

The eBook Revolution

There’s a great deal in the media at present about Indie Publishing, and we’re extremely positive and optimistic about the future for aspiring authors and writers of all kinds.  The rise of motivated, dedicated, and enthusiastic writers, making their own path to improve their work, find their market and grow their own platforms, is an exciting one.  Our website is designed with these objectives at the core of what we are doing.  We think the old fashioned baggage associated with the term Self Publishing is a thing of the past, and that indie authors are the future.

I believe that most writers out there, as long as their work is well written, edited, and presented, will find an enthusiastic audience in the brave new world of eLiterature – it’s simply a matter of finding them.  The Internet offers great scope and scale to do just that. Take a look at our recent blog post on my further thoughts about The eBook Revolution.

We think that one of the most exciting opportunities the uptake of ebooks enables is a democratization of what is determined to be a successful book, as well as the fundamental connectedness of the Internet being perfect for the distribution of literary work.  Our opinion is that this can only further enhance and enrich The Social Experience of Reading.

Building the Interactive eBook Community

Our website also offers advice, support, and connects like-minded writers, readers and literary professionals for the benefit of all of our registered iWriteReadRaters.  During the development phase we’ve been growing our contacts and building some useful advice for our members.  We interviewed 40kBooks in April, Novel Publicity in March, and we’ve also completed an interview with a Literary Consultant – there’s more in the pipeline as well. In addition to this we posted a short blog article about the importance of self-editing for all writers when sending their work out into the world to be read.

We’re keen to continue supporting our members, and growing the advice we provide.  We will do this through engaging further with experts and feeding their knowledge back to you through our blog and social networks.

Final Thoughts

It can be daunting to be an aspiring author. Ultimately iWriteReadRate is here to help you progress and develop your passion for literature; to give you an interactive platform for your hard work and ideas.

We think there are a myriad of reasons to join us and use iWriteReadRate – either as a writer or a reader – and that everyone will find something that appeals to them. We’re incredibly excited and enthusiastic about the upcoming launch phases, and would be delighted if you joined us from the beginning of this new ebook community.

We’re launching the Beta website during April, and anyone who has pre-registered will be able to upload their work during this phase.  Once we have completed Beta testing, we’ll open up the final build of the website for the full launch.

If you’re a new or existing indie author, or an inquisitive reader looking for ebooks from new writers, you should check out our main page today!

The Beta launch is imminent!

If you’re registered keep an eye out for an email from us called ‘Your iWriteReadRate Beta Password’ coming soon.

If you haven’t registered yet, visit us now to join:

You can also connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or by email.

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