Welcome to Authonomy. Fairly old hand here, just waving hello, not soliciting anything from you. I'm sending you this message because you've put a book here, not merely signed on to read.
I've been teaching college English for 43 years and am getting ready to retire so I can write full time. If I don't know the answer to a writing question, I usually know where you can find it.
Any new online environment has a learning curve. This one takes a while to get used to, but once you've familiarized yourself with some of its features you can get valuable feedback on your writing and make some good friends. To clarify things, in case you're confused at the moment, I suggest checking the Tips and the FAQ's. Other useful advice may be found in the On Writing and Troubleshooting forums .
In a sense, we are competitors and teammates at the same time, like co-workers seeking promotions but wishing each other well. This competitive-cooperative relationship is a little paradoxical! You may find all sorts of reactions here, from gushing praise to really harsh criticism. The harsh criticism is sometimes more useful than the praise, so try to be a little thick skinned when your "baby" appears to be getting unfairly attacked.
Editing/revising books is the main task here. We consider each other's suggestions and try to make our own books as publishable as possible.
Like some other web sites, Authonomy can be both a lot of fun and DANGEROUSLY addictive!