NEW STAR WARS™ NOVEL NOW AVAILABLE AS A PERSONALIZED EDITION, EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH PARTNERSHIP WITH RANDOM HOUSE AND SHAREDBOOK
The SharedBook technology platform will power unique one-of-a-kind versions of "Star Wars: Millennium Falcon" for Lucas Books
NEW YORK, NY – November 24, 2008 – SharedBook Inc., the Custom Publishing Platform provider, announced today the launch of the personalized edition of Star Wars: Millennium Falcon by bestselling author James Luceno. Published October 21 by Del Rey Books, a division of Ballantine Books at the Random House Publishing Group, and LucasBooks, the latest bestselling novel in the STAR WARS series can now be personalized with photo and text on the dedication page, creating a one-of-a-kind, personal edition. Through its custom publishing partnership with Random House Inc., SharedBook launched a line of personalized Golden Books in September, and will enter the frontlist fiction market with.this high-profile title from the largest entertainment franchise in this, or any other, galaxy.
Through promotional pages and links provided by Random House Inc., consumers are taken to SharedBook's online store, where they can create a custom dedication with text and photo that appears in the front of their STAR WARS book. Books are then purchased and printed in hardcover and shipped free to the recipient. Fans of the STAR WARS series will have unique, individual collectibles to own, or to give as very special gifts.
"SharedBook's first frontlist personalized book just happens to be from a legendary Studio and Entertainment enterprise, and we couldn't be more proud of this association," said Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. "We are extremely grateful for the support of our publishing partner, Random House, and are pleased they have joined with us to launch the first of what we hope will be a long line of personalized titles for adult readers."
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://starwars.sharedbook.com.
About Del Rey Books
Del Rey Books (http://www.delreybooks.com) was founded in 1977 as an imprint of Ballantine Books, a division of the Random House Publishing Group, under the guidance of the renowned Judy-Lynn del Rey and her husband, Lester del Rey. Del Rey publishes the best of modern fantasy, science fiction, and alternate history. In 2004 it expanded by launching Del Rey Manga, which has grown to be a major force in the U.S. graphic-novel field.
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