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Writers Online Services

Wise up to Copyright

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Superb new feature on the ALCS (Authors Licensing and Collecting Society) which guides you through the ins and outs of copyright.

The Biography Club

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A newly-launched venture for book lovers and budding writers which specialises in biographies. The website features new book releases, news reports from the world of biographies, interviews, a chatroom, online seminars and advice pieces from authors, but you have to register (for free) to join in. www.thebiographyclub.com

Secret Attic

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New site run by a group of writers and artists which offer regular competitions. http://www.secretattic.com

Book 2 Book: Book Info

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Useful up-to-the-minute book trade news site and directory from the UK www.booktrade.info

Shooting People

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UK filmmakers network for members which offers daily bulletins for filmmakers, screenwriters and for casting. Also has own list of short guides to aspects of making films. http://www.shootingpeople.org

Book Forager

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Branching Out, a UK librarians' site, offers highly innovative way of finding the book you would like to read, using the happy/sad, conventional/weird and other spectrums. www.branching-out.net/forager/

TwelvePoint.com

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New subscription site for scriptwriters, promising helpful articles from the insiders who founded Scriptwriting magazine and help with the business side of writing scripts and screenplays.

http://www.twelvepoint.com/

Book Reader

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Rudenko's freely downloadable software enables you to reformat text documents, whether they are e-books or any other downloadable text, according to your own preference. Useful if you have impaired vision or are just suffering from eye-strain. Also Autoscroll facility. http://www.rudenko.com

Tongue Tied

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Translation company with a network of over 6500 highly qualified & experienced translators & interpreters who can work between any world language. They say they provide a fast and accurate service across all subject areas for more than 1000 clients and some of the best known companies & global brands.

http://www.tongue-tied-nw.co.uk/

The Book Zoo

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Free community site which helps give exposure to self-published and unpublished authors, financed through sponsors' money. Unpublished and self-published authors may submit the first 3,000 words of their book for the site's decision on publishing the whole online. www.thebookzoo.com

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