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Hello Cathy! I've been  trying to meet you. I think you give excellent answers. I was told by a published romance eBook author and editor for an eBook publisher that website as one word was incorrect and that it is properly two.  My own  online research  revealed it as two words with Web capitalized and site in all lower case.

I'd simply like to know your opinion on how Web site(website) should be spelled. told me you had another question of mine pending. You must be working hard. I am already satisfied that you are a knowledgeable and experienced writer so am only seeking your personal opinion about the spelling. I am not asking for a lot of research and citations; just your personal preference.
Thank you very much,
Jefferson Bales

Hi, Jefferson!

Actually, I think I already answered your previous question, but I'll check to be sure it sent properly. As to this issue, it's been a hotly debated topic for some time, but it appears that at least one industry source has changed it's opinion and decided "website" is correct. See here:

In my personal experience, I use "website". :)


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I'm happy to answer questions about any aspect of writing novels, from the beginning kernel of an idea through completion. I can help with writing a query letter and synopsis to an agent or editor. I can explain publishing terminology and acronyms. I can also assist with questions about verifying the credentials of agents/publishers and how to proceed once you've been accepted for publication. I can teach the rules of formatting a manuscript, creating viable plots, characterization and flow in the following genres: romance, science fiction, fantasy, thrillers, suspense, horror, women's fiction, mainstream and mystery.


I'm a USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy and paranormal romance for Tor/Forge Books. Along with a co-author, I've published fifteen novels (combination of mass market and trade softcover) since 2003, and have contracts for four more books through 2011.

Romance Writers of America, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Western Outdoor Writers, Horror Writers of America.

Tor/Forge Books, Western Reflections Publishing, BenBella Books, Running Press, Wild Child Publishing. Many others.

My educational background is limited to real life experience of publishing novels commercially for the past five years.

Awards and Honors
USA Today bestseller, Waldenbooks Mass Market Paperback Top 20 bestseller, Nielsen BookScan Top 20 bestseller, RT BOOKreviews Career Achievement Award winner, 2009, Book Buyers Best Award for Paranormal, Romantic Times Best Werewolf Novel, Write Touch Readers Award, EVVY Best Historical Chronicle Award, The Lories Best Paranormal. Many others.

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