Put Me In The Story

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Sourcebooks founder Dominique Raccah will talk about this new iPad app, featuring customized bestselling picture books for young readers.

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  • Here’s one of our users. Bedtime reading, it’s always been an important moment for parents and grandparents.It can be that magic, silent momentwhen you and your child really connect with a book. We believe it can help foster a lifelong love of reading and build a stronger relationship between parent and child, just like books have always done. And what we’ve been working on is exactly that…can we create
  • But that’s actually not all that’s different.
  • This is really about the importance of story. These are bestselling books. And their bestelling because people love them. Put me in the story: This is something new… an innovative new personalized children’s book platform that creates personalized books with the child’s name throughout each bestselling story. You can customize a digital book using your child’s name and picture.
  • Not surprising, this is a captivating and magical experience for any child and an amazing experience for parents. And that’s exactly why We built Put Me In The Story to create greater bonding through and with books, and to change how kids grow with books.  We categorized the app in education because we think that it could well have real education outcomes. The goal is to engage kids more deeply with stories that include them as a phase towards being more deeply engaged with books of all kind. By the way, The app is free and comes with a free book. I'd love to hear what your experience is. Let me show you how this worksPlay video here 
  • Great response from authors and agents.
  • Launched
  • Creating keepsakes. In an age when digital is ephemeral, we’re creating books that will be treasured forever.
  • Had a strong Christmas.
  • Books that really matter
  • This is coming out of book publishing.
  • But that’s actually not all that’s different.
  • Adoption—I wished for youI Believe in You.Books allow us to say the things that we can’t always know how to say. Using personalization as a bridge.
  • As you can see today, we're at the very beginning of what the book can become.  Our first experiences of books come from children’s books and textbooks, but our children will have new and different experiences with books. For them books will be interactive - Content itself will be touchable, social, experiential, smart and deeply personal.  Books will become not more mechanical, cold, impersonal but just the opposite. Books will talk to you and help you. Books will be connected and connecting, becoming something quite new that we’re just beginning to understand.
  • I invite you to join us on Put Me in the Story. All of us, together, are creating a completely new future for the book, for authors, for readers. It’s really time for us to break some of the boundaries that separate us and try to grow some of these new ideas. I hope we’ll have a chance to work together. Thank you.
  • Put Me In The Story

    1. 1. children’s bedtime experience Can we make the warmth, the connection, the joy, the bonding … better
    2. 2. Let me show you how this works…
    3. 3. Dedication page, creates special moment
    4. 4. A chance to make a wish every night …
    5. 5. ―I am excited and proud to be adebut author with Sourcebooks new e-initiative that will offer kids and parents a new way toconnect with a love of reading!‖ ̶ Marianne Richmond
    6. 6. Strong early user review for the app … ―One of the best apps for children on the iPad! Beautiful art and animations, enjoyable story and a delightful Put Me In The Story mode. Very much recommended!‖
    7. 7. Great early press … As seen in the New York Times: Children‘s Books Starring Your Own Children ―‗Put me in the story, Mom!‘ Now you really can.‖—The Christian Science Monitor
    8. 8. Great early press … 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.‖ – The Literary Platform
    9. 9. Great early press … ―A wonderful tool to aid in the development of your child‘s language skills and improves attention span through interactive reading.‖ – AppDiction ―I had to wrestle my iPad away from the girls‖ – Barbara Vey, Publishers Weekly, Beyond Her Book
    10. 10. Beyond the APP…PutMeInTheStory.com sells printed personalizedversion of these bestselling books
    11. 11. Creating books to cherishforever …
    12. 12. ―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‖
    13. 13. Put Me In The Story A children’s and adult personalized books platform for bestselling authors and bestselling books
    14. 14. Why is Put Me in the Story News:• APP and Print — Both Experience and Keepsake• Bestselling Books — Beloved Stories• Organized and Developing Platform for Brands and Authors• Perfect Gift Platform• Beyond Children’s Books
    15. 15. Put Me In The Story–What’s different:• Collaboration – not every personalization is the same• Creating a virtuous circle that impacts all 3 parts of the relationship: the adult, the child and the book• Building a first love of reading• Building a bridge to what to read next• Creating our own IP
    16. 16. Welcome to Put Me In The Story, Sesame Workshop!
    17. 17. ―reading is going to really affect your life‖ ̶ Walter Dean Myers 3rd National Ambassador for Young Peoples Literature
    18. 18. Just beginning Put Me In The Story …
    19. 19. An Invitation…email: dominique.raccah@sourcebooks.com twitter: @draccah

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