Press Release

New Personalized Children's Novel
The Phoenix and the Carpet 

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London, Ontario, Canada - October 15, 2007: Book By You today announced the release of its latest full-length personalized children's novel, The Phoenix and the Carpet. This Book By You novel is the company's fourteenth personalized title and is the fifth offering for the company's Kids Book By You division, the first publishing venture in the world to offer full-length personalized novels.

Phoenix and the CarpetFrom a heart-pounding journey over the ocean on a magic carpet to hilarious misadventures while surrounded by hundreds of pets, The Phoenix and the Carpet is a nonstop rollercoaster ride for the young and young-at-heart. The excitement begins when two children (both characters which can be personalized) discover a magic carpet and an egg that hatches into a Phoenix, a helpful but amusingly egocentric talking bird who can't understand why everyone isn't worshipping its magnificence!

When the Phoenix reveals that the magic carpet will grant our dynamic duo three wishes a day, they launch themselves into many adventures ... often ending in unexpected predicaments. Their antics cause a stir wherever they go, but thanks to their wits, and with help from the Phoenix, the children overcome many challenges.

This fresh, funny personalized novel is written for ages 6 - 12, and is ideal for parents who want to motivate their children to read full-length books. Based on Edith Nesbit's classic children's fantasy novel written in 1904, The Phoenix and the Carpet is the third of a trilogy of Nesbit novels updated, edited and personalized by Book By You, beginning with Two Children and It and followed by The Amulet. 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 story.

The Phoenix and the Carpet is a 130-page novel that has 19 features to personalize. Adults and children co-author the book by selecting the leading role and can include friends, relatives or even television stars. The character questionnaire, available on the Book By You website, is fun and easy to complete with three main characters and features such as hair color and length, eye color - you can even include a pet in the storyline. Readers can also add to the personalization of this beautifully bound paperback by uploading a picture to be displayed on the back cover.

The Phoenix and the Carpet can be purchased for $24.95. For more details and a free personalized preview visit the company's website at Click here for a PDF of the entire press release.


For more information or media interviews contact:

Michael Pocock 
Book By You Publishing 

Email:   Telephone: 1-877-898-1440