World's First Full-Length Personalized Children's Novel
Easter can be more than chocolate and candies!
London, Ontario, Canada - December 1, 2000 -
Book By You Publishing, through its Kids Book By You™
division, today announced the release of its full-length
personalized children's novel 'The Golden Key'. Children's adventure
stories have recently received wide acclaim and 'The Golden Key'
propels this genre into cyber-space by enabling children to include
themselves in the fantasy.
Now kids and parents can co-author their own full-length fantasy
novel by selecting the names, features and places to personalize in
this 100 page, professionally bound paperback. Children can put
themselves in the leading role and include friends, relatives or
even their favorite television characters. 'The Golden Key' has over
twenty characteristics to personalize and includes a personalized
Mike Pocock, founder of Book By You Publishing commented,
"Children are constantly inundated with the grownup world of
violence and advertising - presenting a distorted sense of values.
In creating 'The Golden Key' we wanted to bring back the artful form
of story telling while helping to deliver meaningful themes and
morals in a way never before contemplated. We believe we have
succeeded on all fronts and the response from educators, parents and
kids has been over-whelming. Two important factors have now become
obvious. First, children are motivated and enticed to read by seeing
their and their friend's names and characteristics featured in a
book. Secondly, a full-length novel format enables us to present
significant stories that when combined with personalization can
evoke emotions and meaningful themes in a fun and entertaining
manner. Children accept the world of fantasy and their imaginations
run wild as their personalized character develops throughout our 100
page story. This is far different than the current personalized
picture books that contain little in the way of story content."
'The Golden Key' is a classic tale of wizards, mystical worlds
and remarkable escapades that amuses, excites and delights the
imaginations of both young and old alike. Great for children of
reading age or the story can be introduced to younger children as a
bedtime classic. Themes such as the value of friendship,
perseverance and following your dreams are explored and uniquely
presented in a manner only possible through a full-length
personalized format. To add to the adventure, Book By You has
included personalized hand shadow pictures of the shadow characters
that are featured in the story.
Parents can see a personalized preview and purchase The Golden Key
by visiting the company's web site at
www.bookbyyou.com To order, readers fill out a character
questionnaire by specifying the various criteria and information to
be included in the book. The questionnaire is fun and easy to
complete with three essential characters and features such as hair
color and style, eye color, main character's street address and the
name to appear on the front cover. The story's many personalized
characteristics make this book a remarkably individual and unique
gift that motivates children to read.
Pocock further comments, "We plan to use this new personalized
children's book product to launch our new E-book platform that will
deliver personalize content through a broad range of media."
For more information contact:
Book By You Publishing