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Book By You Publishing Announces
Personalized Romance Novel

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, September 20, 1999 - Today, at the International Romantic Book-Lovers Conference, Book By You Publishing through its Romance By You division introduced "Love's Next Door" a personalized romance novel full of love, passion and humor. The story is a magical tale filled with comical antics and practical jokes that tells the story of true romance.  Best of all - it's personalized!

Now readers can co-author their own romance novel by selecting the names, features and places to personalize. Include a spouse or significant other, friends, relatives, co-workers or Hollywood stars. Readers can put themselves in the leading role and even include a pet!  Love's Next Door is a 140 page, professionally bound paperback novel with over thirty characteristics to personalize. The book also includes a personalized front cover and spine.

Book By You Publishing is marketing Love's Next Door through selected retailers and the Internet ( To purchase a personalized novel, readers fill out a character questionnaire specifying the various criteria and information to be included in the book.  The questionnaire is fun and easy to fill out and revolves around four key characters: the heroine, her best friend, the hero and a female villain.  Their nicknames, hair color, eye color, and favorite drink are some of the story's thirty personalized characteristics which make this book a remarkably individual and unique romantic gift. Character questionnaires are available through selected retailers such as card and gift shops, bookstores and floral shops.

Michael Pocock, Publisher and founder of Book By You Publishing commented "Today's announcement is the first of many for our company. We will be making several key distribution announcements over the next few months that will potentially put Love's Next Door into every major city across North America. Retailers are telling us our product is made to be promoted and is a unique gift that is appropriate for any occasion."  In terms of future personalized book releases, Mr. Pocock further commented, "We also intend to introduce, through our Romance By You™ division, a series of personalized novels.  In addition, early next year, we plan to launch our Children's Book By You division, that will utilize specialized on-demand printing technology to deliver personalized children's books through a broad range of media."


For more information contact:

Michael Pocock
Book By You Publishing

Telephone: (519) 439-6100

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