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Writers and Artists Yearbook launches social networking

The Writers and Artists Yearbook has re-launched its website this week with the addition of a social networking service.

The redesign will allow users to create a public profile that will enable them to promote themselves and be contacted by interested parties using the site. Additionally the site now provides free searches of the Yearbook listings for people happy to supply their contact details.

The website will also include an increased amount of content including articles from the title, regular blog posts from the Yearbook’s team of experts as well as author and artist guest bloggers. There will also be tips for users on topics such as how to deal with rejection letters, and find a literary agent.

Jill Coleman, managing director at publisher A & C Black told econsultancy.com that the revamped site "will drive visits, engagement and enhance user experience on the site".

The new website was designed by Lateral, part of Tangent Communications.