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First "WeJIT-Enhanced" Kurt Vonnegut e-Book Released

Bringing the Vonnegut Commencement Speeches to Life with Technology

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SANTA ROSA Calif., May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RosettaBooks and technology solution provider Democrasoft today announced the release of the "WeJIT Enhanced" e-book version of a compilation of master storyteller Kurt Vonnegut's commencement speeches entitled If This Isn't Nice, What Is?: Advice for the Young.

The e-book features embedded interactive WeJIT technology, which enables readers to connect with the other readers and even potential readers, directly in the e-book. In the case of the new Vonnegut book, the WeJIT will specifically ask readers to answer the question: "What's your favorite Kurt Vonnegut quote?" With WeJIT technology, the reader will be able to step into the satirical witticisms and unique perspectives of the iconic author, collected from readers and Vonnegut fans around the world, and to share and discuss these specific quotes with anyone and everyone who is also a fan.

"I was a victim of a series of accidents, as are we all." – an example of just one "Vonnegutism," a popular term given by Vonnegut fans and book readers around the world.

"Kurt Vonnegut was known worldwide for his 'Vonnegutisms' and this will give his fans a chance to contribute their favorites," said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks.

According to Democrasoft CEO Richard Lang, "E-books are rapidly evolving and we are excited to be working with RosettaBooks in this exciting project. It will be fun to watch and read what Kurt Vonnegut fans around the world come up with, using the embedded WeJIT to collect and share their favorite Vonnegut quotes and perspectives."

While the "What's your favorite Kurt Vonnegut quote?" WeJIT contained in the new "WeJIT Enhanced" e-book is a unique e-book feature, anyone with Internet access, even those who don't yet have the e-book, can join the Vonnegut discussion right now at www.mywejit.com/#!vonnegut. This link can also be shared on all social media platforms, as well as with email.

William Gladstone, founder of Waterside Productions, Inc., the exclusive agency representing WeJITs to the publishing industry commented, "The use of WeJITs with Vonnegut e-books is precisely the reason our firm has invested in bringing awareness of WeJITs to publishers and authors. For the future of book publishing it is essential that digital books take advantage of the ability to create community and discoverability. The WeJIT does both. Readers will be able to use the WeJITs not just to enhance their own reading experience but to become part of the Vonnegut community." For more information about WeJITs Please go to: http://www.waterside.com/agency/wejit-for-publishers/

About RosettaBooks
RosettaBooks is the leading independent eBook publisher. RosettaBooks publishes such timeless classics as Brave New World, Slaughterhouse-Five, the collected works of Arthur C. Clarke, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and the complete works of Winston Churchill. RosettaBooks has published ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, nine of which are Best Sellers. RosettaBooks can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RosettaBooks?fref=ts). For more information, please visit www.RosettaBooks.com.

About Democrasoft
Democrasoft 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 multi-award-winning blended-learning platform for grades K-20. It is also the creator of patented and award-winning WeJIT (www.MyWeJIT.com), a new model for self-contained, topic-based online collaboration that stretches across various platforms and communities. For more information, please visit www.Democrasoft.com.

About Waterfront Digital 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. As the world's premier literary agency for computer and technology authors, Waterside Productions' agents have successfully represented more than 5,000 books to over 50 publishers, generating more than $200 Million for authors. Waterfront has worked with some of the top authors in the world including Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, and Neale Donald Walsh. For more information please visit www.Waterfrontdigitalpress.com or www.Waterside.com.

For Further Information: Mark Kithcart: mkithcart@democrasoft.com or call 888-993-8683 x706

SOURCE Democrasoft, Inc.



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http://www.Waterfrontdigitalpress.com
http://www.RosettaBooks.com

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