We are in the process of announcing a partnership with Random House to offer a series of personalized book products, beginning with The Poky Little Puppy. In this case, it's possible to write a custom dedication and upload a child's photograph to the front of the book. The book is then printed on demand and sent directly to the address of your choice.
Michael Cairns of PersonaNonData had the chance to see one of the first samples, and as he noted here, the quality of the book is the same as you would expect from any found on the shelves of your local bookstore. We think the personalized version of The Poky Little Puppy is going to be a great gift - it's thoughtful and unique, and perhaps most of all - convenient! For more information, please go to GoldenBooks.com.
Thank you to everyone that has helped us spread the word to date: Kimberly Maul of The Book Standard and The Book Seller; Ron Hogan of GalleyCat; Kristen Nicole of Mashable; Michael Cader of Publishers Lunch; and Lynn Andriani and Jim Milliot of Publishers Weekly. We were excited to see that Eoin Purcell and John Kremer also mentioned the news.
Random House is a perfect example of how a traditional publishing company can use SharedBook's platform to engage more closely with their readers online, and to develop new revenue streams for existing materials. We look forward to introducing additional titles and personalization capabilities as the partnership progresses.