Caroline Vanderlip


First in a series of MemoryBooks that celebrate milestone life events; Adoption Book to launch next month

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 25, 2006 - SharedBook Inc., a pioneer in Web custom publishing, is offering families a new way to celebrate the arrival of a newborn: Welcome to the Family! is the first baby book for the entire family. Welcome to the Family! is an online book template which enables users to create and order customized, professionally printed baby books as special and unique as Baby.

Proud parents-to-be can log onto and begin building their Welcome to the Family! book as soon as they find out that Baby is on the way. The couple can invite family members and friends to contribute to the book by adding their own photos and personal stories to the charming online book template.

Each page prompts family anecdotes: Did you guess the right sex? What was Mom like while she was pregnant? What were your first words to the baby? Using SharedBook's patent-pending technology, friends and family can all chime in with answers. When the books are ready to be created and ordered, any of the photos and stories contributed can be used in the final product.

At the click of a mouse, the Welcome to the Family! books are printed and mailed home. Parents can choose between a hard- or soft-cover book and from a palette of pastel pinks, blues or greens. Soft-cover books start at $27.00; hard-cover at $49.00, with discounts for additional purchases of the same book.

"We are very excited about introducing Welcome to the Family! at a time when more and more people are discovering the benefits and pleasures of connecting with others on the Web," says SharedBook CEO Caroline Vanderlip. "Families and friends who participate in building a book are providing a memento for mother, father and child to enjoy for years to come."

Welcome to the Family! is the first in a planned series of life event books that will help to commemorate momentous occasions. SharedBook Inc. expects to launch an Adoption Book within a month, followed soon thereafter by a Graduation Book, a Prom Book, a Bar/Bat Mitzvah Book, a Communion Book and a Wedding Book, among others.

About SharedBook
SharedBook Inc., founded in 2003, is a pioneer in custom publishing. SharedBook designs and prints affordable, professional books tailored to communities and customized by individuals. SharedBook's proprietary, patent-pending Web technology - part blog, part photo album, part online community - allows group members to swap photos and share stories. Individuals choose their favorite content to fill the pages of their private memory books. SharedBook affiliates include Little League International, USA Football; 4-H; Cruise West Cruise Lines; The Canyons Resort; Steamboat Ski Resort; Regent Seven Seas Cruises; and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, among others.