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Vook Publishing Contest Winners Announced

Brian Brushwood’s Scam School: Volume 1, a collection of magic tricks won the “Best Overall eBook” in digital publishing company Vook’s eBook Creation Contest. Today, the company announced the winners of the contest, which was only open to beta users, received 584 eBook entries.

Joey O’Connor’s book The Grove Center for the Arts & Media won the “Best Designed” eBook and for his title Create: Transforming Stories of Art, Life and FaithStephen B. Lewis won the award for “Best Content” for his eBook “Pocket Stones,” which was written by Barbara-­Ann G. Lewis and illusrated by Barbara Polk.

The contest is part of Vook’s revamping of its digital publishing platform, a multimedia tool for publishing eBooks. As part of the revamp, the company listened to feedback from its beta users, to make the process of creating eBooks with its system easier. The publisher did away with 200 bugs in the system and added 31 new features, which were recommended by users.

Literary agent Scott Waxman, founder of Diversion Books, explained how he works with the platform in a statement: “We used the Vook platform to quickly create Mark Cuban’s eBook How to Win at the Sport of Business in only a few hours. With Vook, we can create eBooks with more control and great attention to quality.”

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