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RECENT MEDIA HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Today Show

    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!

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  • The Marilyn Denis Show

    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!

  • Mom's Choice Award Winner

    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.

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  • Forbes.com

    “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.”

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  • Futurebook Award Winner

    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.”

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  • The New York Times

    “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.”

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  • The Christian Science Monitor

    “‘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…”

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  • App Dictions

    “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.”

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  • The Literary Platform

    “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.”

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  • ShopAtHome.com

    “Some of the newest and best FREE apps to entertain your kids.”

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  • OMG Mother's Official Blog

    “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!”

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  • 2Wired 2Tired Blog

    “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!”

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OTHER REVIEWS AND MEDIA COVERAGE

August 2013

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
I instantly fell in love with the adorable books!
MOMMYMANDY
I highly recommend the ‘Put Me In the Story’ program to get young readers REALLY excited about reading their special book.
FEATHEREDQUILLBOOKREVIEWS
My son’s reaction to this book was priceless.
ECOCHILD'SPLAY

April 2013

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

March 2013

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

January 2013

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

December 2012

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
AppDictions — Sourcebooks Launches the Put Me In The Story App
APPDICTIONS
5MinutesForMom.com — 2012 Holiday Gift Guide
5MINUTESFORMOM.COM

November 2012

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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