|Type of site||Online social publishing|
|Created by||Itai Kohavi|
WEbook (pronounced "we book") is an online community  geared towards discovering new writers and helping them on their path to publication. It brings together writers, readers, and almost 80 literary agents, for the purpose of finding new talent, and helping them get published. 
The vision of Israeli entrepreneur, Itai Kohavi, WEbook launched in April 2008. With corporate offices based in New York City.
On April 5th 2013, new owners re-opened WEbook to the public. Future plans are being discussed on the site and a new incarnation of WEbook, where the writers will get published, is expected to be rolled out by the end of 2013
WEbook helps writers through two primary services: 1) PageToFame is a new kind of writing competition which allowed writers to submit the first page of their manuscript for $9.95. As of April 2013, this service was made free. Readers rate the pages and those that receive public approval are invited to submit a larger portion of their manuscript. 2) AgentInbox is an electronic author-to-literary agent query service. Authors are matched with literary agents who are interested in their manuscript's genre. In late April 2010, WEbook made an announcement saying that AgentInbox would soon have a fee, since revoked.
WEbook started as a collaborative book publisher. WEbook published, 101 Things Every Man Should Know How To Do. 101 Things was written by 28 different authors and greenlit for publication by the WEbook community. The how-to guide includes entries such as how to grow a beard, bribing the cable guy and looking good in a Speedo. It is currently being sold through online booksellers, as well as its own site.
Also, under the heading of Jan 20 2009: True Stories, Real People, One Day, WEbook collected stories about Inauguration Day 2009.  The book, which included entries from 58 authors, launched on President's Day 2009 through the WEbook website and online booksellers. All profits from sales benefited 826 National, a nonprofit tutoring writing and publishing organization.
Awards and recognitions
Founded in February 2007, WEbook received a Series A round of "between $1 million and $5 million" from Greylock Israel Partners -- an early investor of Facebook, Digg and DoubleClick -- in June 2007. One of the company's six angel investors included ICQ co-founder Yair Goldfinger, who is now a WEbook board member. In September, 2008 WEbook raised $5 million in funding. The round was led by WEbook’s new investor, Vertex Venture Capital and its existing backer, Greylock Partners Israel. The round also included investments from eight unnamed angel investors.
- BBC News
- Publishers Weekly 11/11/2009
- PageToFame FAQ on WEbook.com
- Publishers Weekly 3/19/2010
-  The Christian Science Monitor January 19, 2009
- WEbook creates online spot for writers to work together
- WEbook: Turning Publishing on Its Ear
- Byte-Size Books
- Kate Russell gives us her latest selection of the best sites on the World Wide Web.
- "New York City Hot 125"
- http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/09/17/webook-raises-5-million-in-latest-round-of-funding/ TechCrunch September 17, 2008