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OUR LATEST ANNOUNCEMENTS
- 02/27/2014: Peanuts Worldwide LLC and Sourcebooks Partner to Develop Books for Put Me In The Story
- 11/21/2013: Sourcebooks Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah Named FutureBook’s Most Inspirting Digital Publishing Person of 2013
- 11/14/2013: Sanrio Partners with Sourcebooks to Develop Hello Kitty and Me Series
- 10/18/2013: Find Me If You Can Introduces New Kid of Personalized Book
- 08/01/2013: Anne Geddes Finds New Publishing Home at Sourcebooks and Put Me In The Story
- 04/17/2013: Berenstain Bears Partners with Sourcebooks to Bring Bear Country Family & Friends to Put Me In The Story
- 01/15/2013: Sesame Workshop Partners with Sourcebooks to Bring Beloved Sesame Street Friends to Put Me In The Story
- 11/20/2012: Sourcebooks Annouces Personalized Children’s App—Bestselling Books Starring Your Child
RECENT MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS
Put Me In The Story is featured in The Chicago Tribune Printer's Row book section article focusing on the company's growth and recent release of the Lemony Snicket: All the Wrong Questions series.
“Handler is the latest addition to an impressive list of creative heavy-hitters who have signed on to produce personalized books with Sourcebooks, a publisher in Naperville that launched its personalized Put Me In the Story division in 2013.”VIEW HERE
Put Me In The Story is featured on the Marilyn Denis Show for a segment on great gift ideas for everyone on your Valentine’s Day list!
Special guest Peter Papapetrou, shows Marilyn a selection of great gifts that will make your kid’s Valetine’s Day perfect by giving a gift that will create a memory they will have forever!
Put Me In The Story Wins the Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Prize in the gift books and online resources for adults categories Put Me In The Story has been named among the best in family-friendly media, products and services by the Mom’s Choice Awards—one of the most trusted sources around the world by parents, educators, retailers, and the media. The Mom’s Choice Awards is an international awards program that recognizes authors, inventors, companies, parents, and others for their efforts in creating quality family-friendly media, products and services.VIEW HERE
“Sourcebooks is pioneering personalized books and ebooks with its new Put Me In The Story program. Since January, the company has inked deals with such well-known brands as Sesame Street, Berenstain Bears, and, most recently, Hello Kitty. Now, through the Put Me In the Story iPhone and iPad app and website, parents, grandparents, and other can create personalized versions of stories featuring characters and story-lines popularized by those brands.”VIEW HERE
Sourcebooks Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah Named FutureBook's Most Inspiring Digital Publishing Person of 2013.
“Dominique has a real passion for digital, and for transforming her business,” Philip Jones, editor of The Bookseller and co-founder of FutureBook.net, said. “She showcases every day, on Twitter, in her office, and at conferences, all the attributes an inspiring digital leader should possess. She is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, open and, most importantly, practices what she preaches.”VIEW HERE
“When most publishers talk about personalizing digital children’s books, they usually mean letting customers add a child’s name or picture to a front page of a favorite storybook. Sourcebooks, a midsize publisher in Naperville, Ill., is introducing an app, Put Me in the Story, that goes a step further. It will make it possible for a purchaser to take best-selling Sourcebook titles like Dream Big Little Pig!, an inspirational book by the figure-skating Olympian Kristi Yamaguchi, and The Night Night Book, a rhyming board book by Marianne Richmond, and essentially add a child as a character throughout the text.”VIEW HERE
Put Me In The Story is featured on NBC’s Today Show for a segment on last minute holiday gift ideas!
Special guest Trae Bodge, senior lifestyle editor for The Real Deal by RetailMeNot, shows Kathie Lee and Hoda a selection of last-minute gifts you can buy online for all the loved ones on your list! Plus, creative substitutes you can give to let them know their amazing gift is on the way!VIEW HERE
“‘Put me in the story, mom! Now you really can.’
What would your child say if you started reading a picture book at bedtime and her name popped up in the middle of the story? You may have an opportunity to find out with the new app Put Me in the Story…”VIEW HERE
“A wonderful tool to aid in the development of your child’s language skills and improves attention span through interactive reading… This app is a great tool for any parent seeking an innovative approach to teaching their child how to read.”VIEW HERE
“Very young children will be enthralled and delighted by this app that allows you to quickly and easily personalize specific picture books so your child is included in the story.”VIEW HERE
“Some of the newest and best FREE apps to entertain your kids.”VIEW HERE
“We recently discovered Put Me In The Story™, an OMGamazing children’s book app that creates personalized versions of nationally bestselling children’s picture books for your OMGchildren!
Imagine how excited your OMGchild will be to star in The Night, Night Book by Marianne Richmond or Dream Big, Little Pig! by Kristi Yamaguchi! So excited, we think, that you will earn Cool Points for ages–and you know how we OMGmothers love cool points!”VIEW HERE
“When I was little I visited my cousins’ house often. Even though they were much older they always had the best toys and games. One of my favorite memories of their house was a personalized story book they had with all of their names in it. It was a regular children’s story but instead of fictional characters it actually named my cousins. It was so neat and I always wanted a book just like it...
We’ve been so pleased with the Put Me In The Story books that we recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect children’s gift. The books are a true keepsake that will be treasured in years to come and I can’t wait to surprise Kora & Logan’s cousins with books of their own one day!”VIEW HERE
OTHER REVIEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE
You are sure to bring big smiles and laughter to tiny faces with a customized Put Me In The Story book. I would highly recommend this site and think that a beautiful and personalized book is incredibly special.— TWO CLASSY CHICS
Braxton treasures this book. He loves reading it because it is HIS book— ALL BEAUTIFUL MOMMIES
If you’re looking for the perfect unusual gift for a child then this is it!— READ FOR YOUR FUTURE
Parents, educators & librarians will be delighted to include these quality stories in their digital library and kids will enjoy all the choices, with or without enhancements, in print or digital. Recommended.— CARISA KLUVER, DIGITAL STORYTIME
I am in love with the personalized book from Put Me In The Story… These would be a hit for any kid because a story just seems to come to life more when it is personalized with the child’s name throughout the story. I love the other books they offer as well and I am sure the app would be a big hit too for kids who love eBooks.— MELISSA @ OUTNUMBERED 3 TO 1
I love apps that teach my children or read to them and Put Me In The Story does both.— JENNIFER @ EIGHTYMPHMOM.COM
Kinsley loves reading this book over and over. It feels personal to her, like I am not just reading a book but saying each word to her specifically. The book was so easy to customize and shipping was much faster than I expected. It was a huge hit with my baby girl!— KATENKABOODLE.COM
All of these books are actual titles you could find in stores; they are just changed to include your child's name. Other personalized book places have their own stories they personalize, but that is not the case here!— SHOOTINGSTARSMAG
TheAppside.com — Sesame Street stars coming to Put Me In The Story book-app— THEAPPSIDE.COM
Digital Book World — Sesame Inks Deal With Sourcebooks to Bring Sesame Characters to Personalized Children’s Book Platfor— DIGITAL BOOK WORLD
Good E-Reader — Sourcebooks Brings Sesame Street to a More Personal Level— GOOD E-READER
We’ve been so pleased with the Put Me In The Story books that we recommend them to anyone looking for the perfect children’s gift. The books are a true keepsake that will be treasured in years to come.— 2WIRED2TIRED.COM
There’s a very special little girl in my life. Her name is Ava, she is 5. Ava is my niece. My Valentine’s Day gift for Ava this year is as special as her: a personalized book from Put Me In The Story about how much I love her. If I could put my love into words, these would be it.— WWW.BEHAVORIALCHILD.COM
The Literary Platform — Christmas App Roundup— THE LITERARY PLATFORM
OMGmother.com — The Perfect Gift: This App Lets Your OMGchild Star in a Bestselling Book— OMGMOTHER.COM
ShopAtHome.com — Best Free and Fabulous Apps for Kids— SHOPATHOME.COM
The New York Times — Children’s Books Starring Your Own Children— THE NEW YORK TIMES
The San Franscisco Chronicle — Sourcebooks Personalizes the Reading Experience with Corona SDK-Built Put Me In The Story for iPad— THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
The Chicago Sun Times — Sourcebooks eBook App Puts Children in Starring Roles— THE CHICAGO SUN TIMES
The Christian Science Monitor — ‘Put Me In The Story, Mom!’ Now Really You Can— THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Publishers Weekly — Sourcebooks Releases Picture Book App— PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
Media Bistro — Sourcebooks Launches the ‘Put Me In The Story’ App— MEDIA BISTRO
Good E-Reader — Sourcebooks’ New Digital PLatform Personalizes Children’s eBooks— GOOD E-READER
The Daily App Show — Put Me In The Story— THE DAILY APP SHOW
AOL on Tech — Put Me In The Story App Review— AOL ON TECH
Apps4Kids — Put Me In The Story Personalized Books— APPS4KIDS
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