INITIAL GROUP OF AFFILIATE SITES ANNOUNCED FOR KIDS.SHAREDBOOK.COM, THE PERSONALIZED BOOK STORE SELLING CLASSIC TITLES FROM AMERICA'S MAJOR PUBLISHERS
From content sites to independent retailers, a diverse group of affiliates receive Custom-Branded Online Bookstores through SharedBook Partnership
NEW YORK – November 11, 2008 – SharedBook Inc., the Custom Publishing Platform provider, announced today new affiliate agreements with First Book, a national children's literacy organization; Tattered Cover Book Store, the renowned independent bookseller in Denver, Colorado; Capitol Book and News of Montgomery, one of the oldest independent book stores in Alabama; Kidmondo, the online baby journal and organizer, and Grandparents.com, the premier life-stage destination for a new generation of active grandparents. All will link to www.kids.sharedbook.com, the first direct-to-consumer store featuring classic children's books that can be quickly and easily be personalized. Kids.SharedBook.com is the new online destination for personalized editions of Fancy Nancy, The Night Before Christmas, Bad Dog, Marley and more than 100 other well known classic children's books.
Visitors to SharedBook's affiliates are taken to a custom-branded store that maintains the look and feel of the originating site. Once arriving in the store, consumers can create a custom dedication with text and photo that appears in the front of the book and, in some cases, can also personalize the back covers. Books are then purchased and printed in hard cover and shipped free to the recipient.
"SharedBook's first group of affiliates reflects the broad range of companies interested in affiliating with the next wave of digital publishing. We hope these personalized books will spark lots of gift-giving ideas as we head into the Holidays," said Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. "We are extremely grateful for the support of our affiliate partners, and are pleased they have joined with us to re-think how books can utilize technology to create something lasting and special."
SharedBook's Custom Publishing Platform allows customized and personalized books to be created dynamically and then displayed as flipbooks on the Web, downloaded as PDFs, or professionally printed. SharedBook specializes in integrating and publishing data from various sources through its own proprietary tools, which dramatically change the economics of book publishing. SharedBook's platform supports the traditional publisher's interest in personalization, and allows Web content providers to become publishers. SharedBook partners include Allrecipes.com, Bloomsbury, CaringBridge, DK Publishing, Exposures, FuneralNet, HarperCollins Publishers, JumpTV, Legacy.com, Little League International®, The Officer Down Memorial Page, Inc., ProfessionalTravelGuide.com, Random House, Inc., Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Steamboat Ski Resort, and Sterling Publishing, among others. For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com or http://sharedbook.typepad.com.
About First Book
First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy - access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 60 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. First Book now has offices in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the nonprofit First Book please visit www.firstbook.org or call 866-393-1222.
About Tattered Cover
The Tattered Cover is a locally owned bookstore and a Colorado landmark. With three unique locations, the Tattered Cover offers personal service, an extraordinary selection of titles, Coffee & Tea shops, extensive newsstands, and author appearances nearly every day.
Corporate Offices: 1628 16th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Phone: 303-322-1965. FAX 303-629-1704 www.tatteredcover.com.
Capitol Book & News Company was founded in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1950 by Victor Levine, and has been owned and operated since 1978 by Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch. Now located in the historic Old Cloverdale neighborhood of Montgomery, the store is about to celebrate sixty years of independent bookselling, with special emphasis on promoting literary events in and around south central Alabama.
Grandparents.com is the place for today's new generation of active, involved grandparents to find everything they need to get more fun, more smiles, and more memories out of the time they spend with their grandchildren. From thousands of great kid-friendly places and activities, deals and discounts, and expert advice on relationships, personal finance, gift buying and more, there is something for everyone who loves grandparenting. Free membership, including a weekly newsletter with featured site content is available at www.grandparents.com.
Kidmondo is a comprehensive online baby journal and organizer that allows parents and caregivers to chronicle their child's life and share it with friends and family in a safe environment. Kidmondo offers all the tools parents need to document and create a keepsake of their child's first years: an online diary to record stories and milestones, photo & video gallery, growth & dental charts, medical & food journals, and an interactive timeline of the child's life. Kidmondo is made to share, to keep family updated and to link up with friends to see what's new with their kids. For more information on Kidmondo, please visit www.kidmondo.com.