Ron Conway

Just one year after moving from San Francisco to New York, Vook is enhancing its cloud-based e-book publishing platform this week. Vook, which has made its name by enabling non-techie types to publish their work electronically, is now rolling out features such as an HTML5-based reader that will let many tablets and smartphones pull up titles published through the platform.

Matthew Cavnar, Vook’s vice president of business development, who demoed the new features at this month’s NY Tech Meetup, says it’s all part of the company’s strategy to further disrupt the publishing world.

It's been all over the news the past few days that Vook, the startup venture that developed a multimedia platform for books that intregrates digital books with video, pictures and social media, has secured $2.5 million in funding. According to, the investors include "Silicon Valley uber-angel investor Ron Conway, Huffington Post chairman Kenneth Lerer, Maples Investments, Baseline Ventures, and Founder Collective."

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