Finally, the book industry is looking to harness talent in creative ways using social networking. I would bet there is some other organization doing this and maybe doing it better. However, this way these talented writers can sign a book deal. There is a lot of talent out there, even though a lot of writing isn't very good, the good stuff is VERY good.
HarperCollins, MySpace to solicit teen writing | Tech news blog - CNET News.com
One way HarperCollins plans to tackle this challenge is to team up with MySpace, according to Naughton. In the fall, the social network plans to build and launch a new "create and share" writing tool in partnership with HarperCollins, Naughton said in an interview at Mashup. Teens and college kids on the site can write prose and then share it with friends on MySpace. People can then vote on the best writing, she said.
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