|By PR Newswire||
|October 1, 2013 04:00 AM EDT||
- Digital reading and writing network shows no sign of slowing down with 65,000 members and an established presence in self-publishing space
FRANKFURT, Germany, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Alongside some of the most highly regarded publishing and multimedia companies from around the world, Brazilian startup Widbook will be an exhibitor at the 2013 Frankfurt Book Fair — the largest trade fair in the world for books — October 9-13, 2013 in Germany. The Widbook team will be located at hall 8.0, booth M128 and will be providing live demonstrations of its much talked-about crowdwriting platform.
Reinforcing its mission of disrupting the publishing industry with the best collaborative writing platform, Widbook looks to also release a collaborative ebook on the future of the book industry at the fair. The ebook will feature a compilation of opinions from distinguished authors, professors and thought leaders from the biggest book markets across the globe.
Among the German professionals that have collaborated on the ebook, are: Wolfgang Hohlbein, Fiction author Jennifer Harden, illustrator Reinhard Kleist and Julia Friese. Thought leaders from other countries including Brazil and the United States that have also contributed are: Scott Young and Michael Bungay Stanier – both of whom have collaborated on Behance CEO Scott Belsky's books; Richard Byrne, an award-winning educator; communications expert James Jay Hawreluk; renowed authors Zuenir Ventura, Eduardo Spohr and Marçal Aquino; storyteller expert Fernando Palacios and others.
The startup has made waves in the industry since its inception and its participation in the book fair comes on the heels of other major milestones — including hitting the 65,000-member mark and the recent release of its free Android app available via Google Play.
Anyone can start using Widbook for free by creating an account at www.widbook.com. The platform's feature-rich tools offer a heightened experience for members, with multimedia capabilities, an advanced editor tool and the ability to read books page-by-page. Members can upload content or start ebooks from scratch.
Widbook is a free digital collaborative platform for authors and readers to read and publish ebooks. Widbook's unique collaborative tools and features allow members to interact on projects and co-write books. Authors can customize books, upload covers and add multimedia such as videos and links. In just nine months after raised funds, Widbook garnered 65,000 active members in over 100 countries, with the biggest presence in the US.