We recommend that you scan the By Magic Bound character questionnaire below. If you are unsure what to enter for a particular selection, click the Tips link. After starting the questionnaire, if you need more time click Continue and your information will be saved for two weeks in your shopping cart.
By Magic Bound has 31 selections to personalize. The story revolves around four main characters: a heroine, the hero, the heroine's female best friend, and the hero's male best friend. Join our spell-slinging heroine and hero as they race to find a magical gem that can save the world... and realizing nothing's more magical than love.
You can now dedicate your personalized novel to the lucky recipient, as well as select from a variety of special messages! Type in the recipient's name exactly as you wish it to appear (25 characters or fewer), then the name of the gift giver (usually your own name). Finally, choose your dedication message from the drop-down box. (The default message is "All My Love." Don't want any? Choose "No Message.")
Our paperback editions are just like standard paperbacks, except infinitely better... they're personalized!
We use a 'perfect binding' process, and our covers are printed in dazzling full-color, with several options available for customization.
4.25" x 7"
10.8cm x 17.7cm
Book By You® presents hardcover editions of our personalized novels: make your gift even more extraordinary!
Our hardcover editions are beautifully bound and make an amazing gift that will be treasured forever. Each book's striking artwork is laminated onto the sturdy cover material resulting in a rich, lustrous finish that will retain its original look for years.
5 3/4" x 8 5/8"
14.61cm x 21.91cm
Book By You® presents eBook editions of our personalized novels: give the gift of an e-reading experience to remember!
Our eBooks are available for download immediately upon ordering. To make them especially personal, each eBook includes a free photo upload feature! Add a personalized dedication, and the result is a remarkable eBook that can be taken anywhere and read any time!
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For an extra $9.95, you can make your personalized Book By You® novel even more special by adding a photograph to the back cover! For a limited time - this photo option is FREE for eBooks. Note that for eBooks, the photo is displayed on the second page after the cover image.
Imagine the recipient's reaction to being the star of an exciting novel ... and having his or her very own image highlighted on the professionally-bound novel's back cover page! This remarkable and utterly unique keepsake will be enjoyed and treasured forever.
All you have to do is select the personalized book you wish to purchase and fill in the questionnaire, choosing the "add a custom photograph" option. Custom photographs can be placed on both our paperback or hardcover editions. Once you submit the questionnaire, you can then pick a photograph and upload it using our easy to use form.
An additional fee of only $9.95 will be added to your final total; no extra processing time is required. Best of all, when the book arrives your customized novel's back cover will beautifully display the image of the real star of the adventure -- whether it's you, your loved one or a friend!
We personalize our paperback front covers and the first pages of our hard covers, and they look absolutely stunning! Just think of your personalized novel on the bookshelf or coffee table with your heroine and/or hero's name highlighted in big bold letters. Additionally, if you choose to have a photo added to the back cover for paperbacks and hardcover editions, the names selected will also be included on the back cover. With eBook editions the names will appear under the photo displayed on the second page of the book.
Of the choices in the drop-down menu (e.g. Heroine and Hero's first names, Heroine's first and last names, etc.), most people select the Heroine and Hero's first names.
Note: all names will be taken from the top sections of the Character Questionnaire (for example, the Heroine's first and last names).
Our leading lady is a quick-witted adventurer living a reckless life of treasure-hunting and studying magic spells -- despite the fact that it's illegal. When she learns of a stolen gem, she persuades her friend to join her on a quest to retrieve the jewel and claim the reward. When they run into a man -- a Water Mage -- who's searching for the same gem, they join forces. Soon our heroine's headstrong ways clash with the mage, whom she initially mistrusts and finds both controlling and hidebound (but also very, very sexy). Slowly she learns to trust others, control her impulsive magic... and fall in love.
When entering the heroine's first and last names, include the commonly used first name and a surname that differs from the hero's last name. If you are purchasing this book for a married couple, use the heroine's maiden name. If you can't remember your heroine's maiden name, feel free to make one up. Unusual names like Bigglesworth are fine and are actually quite funny in the story!
Descriptions of hair color, length and type are included within the storyline of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you've picked to be the heroine. Not sure of the eye color? Many people select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
Our heroine's lifelong best friend is a funny, street-smart woman who thinks on her feet -- and uses her nimble fingers for pick-pocketing! Despite her slippery behavior and sometimes iffy ethics, she's staunchly loyal and supports our heroine through the good times and bad.
If you can't think of a 'female friend' for the heroine, don't worry! Select a public figure or Hollywood star.
Descriptions of hair color, length and type are included within the storyline of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the heroine's friend. Not sure of the eye color for the best friend? Many people select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
Our hero is a Water Mage, a powerful man deeply connected to nature and the sea, able to communicate with sea creatures as well as manipulate water and liquid through magic. He has a strong sense of responsibility (sometimes taking on too much as a result) and has vowed to protect his home island and the planet as a whole. Strong, brave and serious-minded, he is taken aback by our heroine's brash ways ... but also impressed by her talent and courage.
If you can't think of a 'hero', relax! Pick a Hollywood star or public figure. Let your heroine fall in love with Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale, Denzell Washington, Jon Hamm, Colin Firth, or any other hot celeb! (Unfortunately you can only pick one!) Or pick a fun character such as Al Bundy or Homer Simpson.
Choose the commonly used first name for the person you have selected. For instance, use Bob instead of Robert if he is commonly referred to as 'Bob'.
Descriptions of hair color, length and type are included within the storyline of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the hero. Not sure of the eye color for our hero? (If it's your husband - don't worry, he probably can't remember yours either!) Many people select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
You can personalize the name of the boat on which our hero travels (and which is owned by his best friend). When typing in the name, please don't add "the" -- it will be added to the text. So if you want your boat to be called the White Dove, enter simply "White Dove." (Can't think of a name? Leave the default name, which is "Nereid" -- a water nymph.)
A good-natured, adventurous man, our hero's best friend is an able sailor who joins his friend on his quests. During their last escapade, an angry mage's curse left him mute, a situation that hasn't been fixed yet. Though he isn't a spell-caster, his fast-thinking and expertise as a sea captain play an integral role on their quest.
If you can't think of a male friend for the hero, don't worry: select a fictional character or even a Hollywood star! Imagine the hero having Brad Pitt or Will Smith as a buddy.
The best friend's hair and eye color are included within the storyline of the book (not very often, however), so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the hero's friend. Not sure of the eye color for the best friend? Many people select gray for those eye colors between hazel and blue. NOTE: We cannot add or change the descriptions that have been provided.
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