SHAREDBOOK AND CAREPAGES HELP FAMILIES
PRESERVE MEMORIES OF ONLINE SUPPORT IN BOOK FORMAT
Members of Online Health Care Community Can Now Produce
Personalized CarePages Keepsake Books from User-Generated Content
NEW YORK – August 14, 2007 – SharedBook Inc., the Reverse Publishing Platform provider, and CarePages, Inc., the leading Internet service for building on-line health communities, launched the CarePages Keepsake Book today in response to member requests to publish the health updates, photographs and encouraging messages posted in their online CarePages communities in professionally-printed book format.
CarePages, Inc. offers free, personal, private Web pages that help family and friends communicate when someone is hospitalized or receiving care. CarePages.com builds communities of support where families and friends can access resources, tools and guidance to learn what to do and say and how to communicate and care with compassion and sensitivity.
"We hear from hundreds of families each day regarding how CarePages.com has helped them during a time of need," said Eric Langshur, Chief Executive Officer, CarePages, Inc. "We value our members' feedback and are pleased to introduce a feature they requested the ability to preserve their user-generated content in book format."
The CarePages Keepsake Book gives families a way to save the outpouring of support they receive during treatment in a format that can be referenced for years to come. With just one click, the SharedBook Reverse Publishing Platform automatically flows any content that has been posted on the patient's CarePages.com site message board comments, updates regarding care and prognosis, and photos from the gallery into an online book making template. CarePages.com users can then edit the content, contribute additional stories and photos and invite others to share in the book making experience if they choose.
"When our son was first diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, we started a CarePage to keep friends and family informed," said Deira G., Arlington, Mass. "It has been an amazing way to communicate and since then, many people have followed our progress with intense interest. Creating a CarePages Keepsake Book after such a long process is the only way we could think to preserve the thoughts, not only for ourselves, but for our son to have when he is old enough to understand."
CarePages Keepsake Books are available beginning at $34.95 in softcover and $49.95 in hardcover. For more information, please visit www.carepages.sharedbook.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. SharedBook partners include Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, CarePages, Inc. (a division of Revolution Health Group), Cruise West Cruise Lines, 4-H, Legacy.com, Little League International®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30 Minute Photos Etc., USA Football, XOS Technologies, Inc., and Yosemite. For more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com.
About CarePages, Inc.
CarePages.com is the first site dedicated solely to helping people cope with the emotional difficulties caused by a health event. Millions of CarePages.com members have used its free, patient-centric web pages to communicate and connect with each other, plus its unique resources to guide them through the experience. In addition, customized CarePages are offered by more than 550 U.S. and Canadian healthcare facilities. CarePages, Inc. is part of Revolution Health Group LLC, whose goal is to empower people to take control of their health care. Together, the services address both their emotional and informational health care needs. For more information, please visit www.carepagesinc.com.