Enhanced Interactive e-Books for Self-Published Authors Democrasoft Offers Direct Author Access to WeJIT Capabilities
SANTA ROSA, Calif., Oct. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Democrasoft, Inc. (OTC: PinkSheets: DEMO) today announced that Democrasoft's WeJIT™ technology is now available directly to authors who are self-publishing their e-books. WeJITs, created by an author and embedded in an e-book, allows an e-book reader to communicate directly with the author, with other readers from within the e-book, and with new individuals outside the book, who can participate in book-based discussions, expanding a book's readership and reach.
This new service for authors 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. The top selling book 11 Days in May, by JD Messinger and published by Waterfront Digital Press, included 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. Today's announcement is part of Democrasoft's response to those requests.
The WeJITs for Authors program (http://www.mywejit.com/wordpress/authors) makes it possible for self-published authors to embed WeJITs into their e-books with just a few clicks. In many cases, published authors will be introduced to this WeJIT capability by their own publishers, working through Waterside Productions, who represents Democrasoft throughout the publishing world on a non-exclusive basis (http://finance.yahoo.com/news/waterside-represent-wejits-e-books-100300507.html). However, the newly announced Democrasoft site is specifically for authors who are self-publishing their e-books without the help of 3rd party publishers.
According to Democrasoft Chairman & CEO Richard Lang "Offering WeJIT capability directly to self-published authors not yet affiliated with a publisher, will expand the availability of multi-way interactive author-reader-reader experiences inside of e-books. It will enable authors to have a reach and reader engagement that is far greater than what the traditional e-book experience currently affords."
The WeJITs for Authors program is designed to increase both new hardcover and e-book sales, due to the WeJIT's interactive nature and the readers' ability to share individual book-based discussions outside of the current e-book community. Readers can forward the URL for any embedded WeJIT discussion to anyone, even those who don't yet have the book and may have never heard of it. New WeJIT participants then have the opportunity to purchase the book and other offerings, directly from the author(s).
"Self-published authors are looking for new ways to promote their e-books in a hyper-competitive market place. With the WeJIT, self-promotion can be done by the very people that are the most involved with a book, the readers themselves," said Lang.
To get more information or to see pricing go to http://www.mywejit.com/wordpress/authors
About Democrasoft. Democrasoft, Inc. is an innovation and licensing company with a history of pioneering technology. It is the creator of the Collaborize platform and Collaborize Classroom (www.CollaborizeClassroom.com), the award-winning blended-learning platform for grades K-20. It is also the creator of WeJIT (http://www.mywejit.com), a new model for self-contained, topic-based online collaboration that stretches across various platforms and communities. Democrasoft is dedicated to facilitating a vision of online "social networking with purpose." For more information, please visit www.Democrasoft.com.
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