HarperCollins, the book publishing company, is launching its books social networking site called authonomy. The purpose of the site is to discover new and unpublished authors. HarperCollins has committed to read the 10 top-rated submissions to authonomy every month. Authonomy invites unpublished and self-published authors to post their manuscripts for visitors to read online. Authors create their own personal page on the site to host their project - and must post at least 10,000 words for the public to read. Visitors to authonomy can comment on these submissions. Authonomy counts the number of recommendations each book receives, and uses it to rank the books on the site.