Bill Gladstone

Top Literary Agent and Author Launches Waterfront Press eBooks Powered by Vook
Will Help Shift the Publishing Landscape

Mega literary agency Waterside Productions Inc., in collaboration with Vook and its new eBook creation, has entered a partnership to create Waterfront Press as the primary publishing platform for Waterside Productions-represented authors to publish and promote their eBooks and enhanced eBooks.

“Waterside Productions Inc. has always been an early adapter of technology opportunities for the more than three- hundred authors we represent, from the enabling of online courses to utilizing print-on-demand for our print titles” says William Gladstone, Waterside’s founder and agent to bestselling authors like Eckhart Tolle, radio personality Thom Hartmann and known for development of the For Dummies series. “We have been exploring the most elegant, efficient and cost-effective ways for our clients to gain the best advantage from the digital rights to their books.”

Featured initial titles due to be published in June 2012 from Waterfront Press include The Akasha Paradigm In Science: (R)Evolution at the Cutting Edge by Nobel Prize nominee, systems theorist and bestselling author Dr. Ervin Laszlo, Beyond The Power of The Subconscious Mind by Jim Jensen and The Book of the Wish by internationally renowned consultant and healer Ruben Papian.

“It is gratifying to see major industry leaders such as Waterfront Press, the latest subsidiary of highly respected Waterside Productions, choosing to partner with us,” stated Matthew Cavnar of Vook. “Our goal is to provide publishers, authors and literary agents a one stop solution for maximizing the creation, distribution and sales of their enhanced and text eBooks. We are confident that we have created a cost effective solution that can evolve as digital technologies evolve to ensure the best reader experience and ubiquitous distribution to all eBook reading devices.”

According to Gladstone, there will additionally be a simultaneous release of an enhanced eBook version of Ervin Laszlo’s The Akasha Paradigm In Science. The ability to release both full eBooks and enhanced eBooks simultaneously by utilizing the Vook eBook Platform proved a major incentive in choosing Vook as the eBook
distribution partner for Waterfront Press.

“Whenever possible we will be retaining digital rights and publishing through our new imprint Waterfront Press. We recognize that many of the larger publishers will resist this initiative and we will remain flexible on a case-by-case basis,” adds Gladstone. “However, as digital eBooks and enhanced eBooks become the primary and not the
secondary source of income for authors, we believe that authors and not publishers should receive the majority of revenues. Our model entitles authors to receive 75 percent of all eBook gross revenues generated by Waterfront Press in partnership with Vook.”

Vook has just launched this new Vook e-book creation and publishing platform, a comprehensive, cloud-based tool that allows authors and publishers to turn any document into a professionally styled e-book. Vook’s platform also makes it easy to distribute finished e-books to Amazon, iBooks and BN.com. Vook’s users can embed images, videos and other multimedia into e-books to create enhanced e-books. Numerous publishing industry experts consider this new business model a game changer, giving small and large publishers alike fairly inexpensive, one- stop access to e-book publication.

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. As the world’s premier literary agency for computer and technology authors, Waterside Productions is passionate about representing authors’ interests and we’ve agented more
bestselling authors and more bestselling books in our genres than all other agencies combined. Since 1982, Waterside agents have successfully represented more than 5,000 books to over 50 publishers, generating more than $150 Million for authors.

About Vook
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