October 1, 2002



New York,, an innovative publisher of original print-on-demand books and Pocket Books, a publishing imprint of Simon & Schuster today announced the creation of Paraview Pocket Books, a new publishing venture to launch in the Spring of 2003. The books will target a rapidly increasing audience with a passion for body, mind, spirit and the frontiers of science and culture. Under this new publishing program, Paraview Pocket Books will publish a number of new titles each year. The partnership will build on the unique capabilities of Paraview to source and anticipate new trends, themes and authors; and the ability of Pocket Books to produce and distribute books to readers throughout the world.

Under the agreement, Paraview Pocket Books will be published in trade and mass-market paperback, in audio on cassette and compact disc, and in eBook editions. The first book published under the new imprint will be The Seventh Sense: The Secrets of Remote Viewing as Told by a Psychic Spy for the U.S. Military, by Lyn Buchanan.

"We are delighted and excited by this partnership with Pocket Books. Given Pocket Books' experience in publishing for mass-market audiences and Simon & Schuster's global publishing reach, we believe Paraview Pocket Books has all the ingredients of becoming a truly successful venture, "said Alexander Dake, CEO of "This partnership is an important milestone in extending the ability of to provide valuable content to increasingly larger audiences around the world."

Co-publishers of Paraview Pocket Books will be Louise Burke, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Pocket Books and Paraview's founder Sandra Martin, who is also Senior Vice President, Content, at Wisdom Media. The new list will be edited by Patrick Huyghe, Editor-in-Chief of Paraview.

"In my career as a literary agent and a television producer, my goal has been to disseminate information on consciousness, spirituality and our innate extraordinary abilities, and with our new publishing imprint with Simon and Schuster, I see this as an exciting step onto a larger playing field," observed Ms. Martin.

Adds Burke, "Our alliance with Paraview brings a dynamic new publishing program to the Pocket Books list, which we are all truly excited about. We look forward to a long and successful union with them."
Founded in 1999 as an affiliate of Paraview Literary Agency, includes publishing activities through the Paraview Press imprint as well as the production of streaming videos. It offers on-demand books, eBooks, and videos in the categories of body, mind, spirit, science, business, and health to audiences around the world. uses new media technologies such as digital printing and the Internet to produce and distribute its titles. Civilization and the Transformation of Power by James Garrison, Spiritual Places In and Around New York City by Emily Squires & Len Belzer, and Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman are among its most popular titles. For more information, visit
About Simon & Schuster:
Simon & Schuster, part of the entertainment operation of Viacom Inc., is a global leader in the field of general interest publishing, dedicated to providing the best in fiction and nonfiction for consumers of all ages, across all printed, electronic and multi-media formats. Its divisions include the Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group, Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, Simon & Schuster New Media, Simon & Schuster Online, Simon & Schuster U.K., and Simon & Schuster Australia.  For more information, visit


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