Waterside to Represent WeJITs(TM) in e-BooksBy Mark Kithcart
Democrasoft Gains Licensing Support With Industry Leader
Democrasoft, Inc. today announced that it has signed an agreement with Waterfront Press, appointing Waterfront as a key representative for the licensing of Democrasoft’s WeJIT™ technology into the publishing industry, throughout the United States. A WeJIT allows an e-book reader to communicate with the author and with other readers from within the e-book, expanding a book’s readership and reach, while reading.
The agreement comes in the wake of the recent joint-announcement by Democrasoft, VOOK, and Waterside Productions, of the world’s first two-way interactive e-book, made possible by WeJIT technology. 11 Days in May, by JD Messinger and published by Waterfront Press, includes 32 embedded WeJIT discussions, enabling the author and readers to interact with each other from inside the e-book. That announcement quickly led to requests from other authors around the country to have the same WeJIT capabilities in their own e-books. Waterside Productions, which has represented more bestselling authors and more bestselling books than all other agencies combined, offered to represent Democrasoft throughout the publishing world on a non-exclusive basis, and will seek to expand the use of WeJIT capabilities throughout the industry.
William Gladstone, founder and CEO of Waterfront Press, expressed his excitement at the expanded functionality and interactivity that the WeJIT can bring to authors, publishers and readers alike. “There’s never before been a way that readers can actually contribute to the content of a book through the process of online collaboration,” said Gladstone. “The WeJIT sets up these unique side-conversations between authors and readers that live and breathe over time.”
Waterside Productions has successfully represented more than 5,000 books to over 50 publishers, generating more than $200 Million for authors including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Neal Donald Walsh and many others. Waterside was also responsible for bringing the highly-successful series of “…For Dummies” reference books to market.
According to Democrasoft Chairman & CEO Richard Lang “We are thrilled to have Waterside representing us in the publishing world. They are well-known and respected in the industry, and we believe they will do a great job helping us make WeJITs an integrated part of e-books all over the world.”
“The basic WeJIT capabilities are just the tip of the iceberg,” said Lang. “In the future, we expect to be adding more capabilities for publishers, authors and individual readers. We believe that the easy-to-use WeJIT capabilities will breathe new life and longevity into book publishing and will actually promote new hard-cover and e-book sales at the same time.”
About Waterfront Press and Waterside Productions, Inc. Waterfront Press is a wholly -owned subsidiary of Waterside Productions, Inc. a full-service literary agency founded in 1982 in Cardiff, California. For more information please visit www.Waterfrontdigitalpress.com or www.Waterside.com.
About WeJIT’s. (http://www.mywejit.com), a new model for self-contained, topic-based online collaboration that stretches across various platforms and communities.