SHAREDBOOK BRINGS REVERSE PUBLISHING TO HEALTH CARE, PHOTO PROCESSING AND YOUTH SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY MARKETS
Diverse Solutions Leverage Existing Online Content to Chronicle Life Events in Viral Flipbook or Professionally Printed Book Formats
NEW YORK – February 27, 2007 – SharedBook Inc., the on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform provider, will enable customers of TLContact, Inc., (the makers of CarePages), 30 Minute Photos Etc. and Sportography, Inc. to merge existing online data such as message board postings, youth sports team rosters and photographs with personal and community stories and photos into a structured book product. Designed to provide a one click way for users to chronicle various life experiences, the resulting end product can be produced in viral flipbook or professionally printed book formats.
"From health care to youth sports photography, there is clearly a wide variety of online content that is personal and relevant to consumers," said Caroline Vanderlip, CEO, SharedBook Inc. "Each of the companies we're announcing partnerships with today recognizes the tremendous value that their existing online content offers their customers as part of a personalized, tangible product in the offline world."
TLContact, Inc. (Chicago) is the provider of CarePages.com, a leading Internet service that supports communication and builds community among family and friends when someone is receiving care by sharing health updates, photos and encouraging messages via a secure, private Web site.
The SharedBook Reverse Publishing Platform will automatically flow any data that has been posted on the CarePages.com site – message board comments, updates regarding care and prognosis, and photos – into an online book making template for the CarePages Keepsake Book. From there, CarePages.com users will be able to edit the content, contribute additional stories and photos and invite their family and friends to share in the experience. The CarePages Keepsake Book, in beta now, will go live to select members in spring 2007.
30 Minute Photos Etc. (Irvine, Calif.) has become a well-known leader in the photo imaging industry. The company recently introduced ScanMyPhotos.com, a site dedicated to scanning large quantities of photographs for customers nationwide. ScanMyPhotos.com offers its customers a choice of pre-paid kits capable of holding 1,500 to 2,000 photographs with return shipping included.
Through SharedBook, ScanMyPhotos.com is offering their customers the opportunity to import their digitized photos into pre-established book making templates. The following titles are currently available: Welcome to the Family AdoptionBook, Welcome to the Family BabyBook, FirstYear MemoryBook, Birthday MemoryBook, Kids' Birthday MemoryBook, Family Reunion MemoryBook, and the Travel MemoryBook.
Sportography, Inc. (Brookfield, Conn.), is the digital imaging leader among youth sports photography companies in the United States. The company is dedicated to providing timeless sports memories for today's youth.
With SharedBook, Sportography will deliver a solution to their customers that will seamlessly flow data such as photographs and team rosters from the Sportography site into a book making template. The data can then be edited and personalized as the user desires, including the addition of personal photos. Family and friends can also be invited to contribute. Sportography will introduce YearBooks for the following sports: baseball, basketball, football, soccer, and softball, as well as a general Sports YearBook that can be utilized for all activities. All titles will become available in April.
For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com.