SharedBook launched PeoplesAnnotated.com in beta form today, a site where people can go to share and exchange ideas on a variety of topics, beginning with The Constitutional Amendments. The press release follows and is also available via Market Wire.
For Immediate Release
HAVE AN OPINION ABOUT PAYING INCOME TAXES? GO TO PEOPLESANNOTATED.COM
New Site Offers a Place to Exercise Your First Amendment Right and Comment on Timely Topics
NEW YORK – April 10, 2007 – SharedBook Inc. (www.sharedbook.com), the Reverse Publishing Platform provider, launched PeoplesAnnotated.com in beta form today, a community where individuals can share and exchange ideas on a variety of topics, beginning with The Constitutional Amendments, the first in a series of non-fiction documents that will be posted for discussion. The 16th Amendment gave Congress the power to collect income taxes.
Individuals can go to PeoplesAnnotated.com to express their opinions, site references and post anecdotes in real-time through the patent-pending annotation, collaboration and publishing capabilities of SharedBook’s on-demand Reverse Publishing Platform.
Visitors to PeoplesAnnotated.com will have the option of participating in the global community, or setting up a private community with family and friends. They will also have the ability to publish their own version of The People’s Annotated works in professionally-printed book format, complete with text and annotations, and to contribute to the selection process of future documents.
“As a technology company pioneering the concept of Reverse Publishing, SharedBook is constantly looking for ways to introduce relevant and unique products to the marketplace,” said Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. “The People’s Annotated is designed to highlight the way annotation can be used to facilitate community discussions, and to illustrate how SharedBook’s Reverse Publishing Platform automatically flows online content into a structured book product that can be purchased as is, or personalized further.”
With PeoplesAnnotated.com any text on the Web page is selectable for annotation such as a letter, word, group of words or photograph. Unique to the SharedBook application, users also have the ability to navigate content via multi-portion displays simultaneously. This means that place-holders or footnotes related to the annotations are embedded in the document in the content window, while the corresponding annotations are presented on the same page in the community window.
There is no cost to view comments or participate on PeoplesAnnotated.com. A quick registration is all that’s required to post. Books can be produced beginning at $29.95. For more information, please go to www.peoplesannotated.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 AYSO® Soccer, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, Cruise West Cruise Lines, 4-H, Legacy.com, Little League International®, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30 Minute Photos Etc., TLContact, Inc. (the makers of CarePages.com), USA Football and Yosemite, among others.
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