Mark, our new head of business development, discussed the topic of monetizing Web content yesterday and talked about the value that social networking and user-generated content can offer to companies in today's Web 2.0 world.
It is no secret that we believe the opportunities to reverse publish information from the Web to print are wide open. While we are not focused or limited to any one particular industry, we are working with a number of new clients in the sports category. In fact, we are in the process of developing solutions with JumpTV Sports (which encompasses the recently acquired XOS Network) and YAVarsity.com, a next generation high school sports Web site, that will give sports participants and their fans, a one-click way to create personalized season record books from existing online content such as game scores, message board comments and photographs. We introduced a similar product with Sportography, a sports photography company, earlier this year. As Caroline has stated, these companies recognize that certain online content offers even greater value to individuals in printed book format.
If you would like to learn more, please go to Photo News Today to read this week's announcement in its entirety or to SharedBook.com. To date, Kimberly Maul of The Book Standard, Jim Lyons of Jim Lyons Observations, Kristen Nicole of Mashable, and Michael Cairns of PersonaNonData have reported the information. Michael actually mentioned our new partnerships when he posted an interview he conducted with Caroline recently. As always, we appreciate everyone's help in spreading the word as SharedBook's Reverse Publishing business continues to grow.