SHAREDBOOK AND JumpTV BRING
REVERSE PUBLISHING TO COLLEGE SPORTS SITES
Students, Alumni and Fans of the Georgia Bulldogs, James Madison Dukes and Penn Quakers
Can be the First to Create Personalized Season Record Books for their Favorite Teams
NEW YORK – November 20, 2007 – SharedBook Inc., the Reverse Publishing Platform provider, and JumpTV, a division of JumpTV Inc., introduced the FanBook today – a unique and interactive way for athletes and their fans to use Web content as the basis for creating personalized season record books. Beginning today, students, alumni and fans of the teams at the University of Georgia, James Madison University and the University of Pennsylvania can go to their schoolÕs official team Web sites to easily create the books for themselves and others.
Fans can chronicle the football season in a personalized FanBook by combining official team information with individual memories and photographs. With just one click, fans can automatically flow their choice of content from their favorite team's site – game stories, player profiles, professional photographs, rosters and results – into an online book that can be professionally printed and bound. Individuals are given the choice to preview and purchase the book, or to personalize it more by adding their own comments, photos and stories.
In addition, individuals can share the book making experience with their friends by inviting them into their private and secure personal book making space to contribute their own stories and photos. Those that are invited into the space can also create their own book from the collective assets.
"The ability to publish relevant Web content in professionally-printed book format is a natural extension of our interactive fan services platform," said Jeff Abele, Director of Product Marketing, JumpTV. "We hope fans will enjoy using the technology to create books for themselves and as personalized gifts for their family and friends this holiday season."
Pricing begins at $39.95 in softcover and $44.95 in hardcover, which includes a full-color 20-page book and a readable flipbook version of the book that can be virally distributed, plus free domestic shipping of the printed version.
For more information, please go to http://www.georgiadogs.com, http://www.jmusports.com or http://www.pennathletics.com.
SharedBook Inc. is a technology company that specializes in integrating and publishing data from various sources into a structured book product that can sit as a flipbook on the Internet or be professionally printed. The company's collaborative on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform allows users to extract data and content from multiple sources, manipulate it, and then distribute their unique creation in digital or hard copy format. SharedBook partners include Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, CarePages, Inc. (a division of Revolution Health Group), Cruise West Cruise Lines, Exposures, 4-H, JumpTV, Legacy.com, Little League International®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30 Minute Photos Etc., USA Football, YAVarsity.com, and Yosemite. For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com or http://sharedbook.typepad.com.
A division of JumpTV Inc., JumpTV connects fans to their favorite teams, athletes and leagues from collegiate, professional and international sports organizations around the world. The company offers live and video-on-demand streaming of sports matches as well as custom-branded site design and Web hosting, e-commerce solutions, online ticketing, mobile distribution capabilities and social networking technologies.