We recommend that you scan the Heist 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.
Heist has over thirty selections to personalize. You personalize our four lead characters: our heroine, a smart, somewhat reckless intern art conservator; the cynical, brave police detective hero; the thrill-seeking male best friend of the hero, and the witty, loyal female best friend of the heroine.
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 "Much 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.
Note: all names will be taken from the top sections of the Character Questionnaire.
Our heroine is one of our two main characters. She is a tenacious and talented intern art conservator whose nose for trouble and passion for history lead her to uncover a secret within a centuries-old painting. After an attempted burglary at the museum where she works, her brave, stubborn nature causes her to clash with the police detective - our hero.
If you can't think of a heroine, pick a film or TV star such as Jennifer Lawrence, Jennifer Lopez, Scalett Johansson or Billie Eilish! Or choose a fictional character such as Bella Swan, Katniss Everdeen or Elizabeth Bennet ... the choices are endless!
When entering the character's name, use the commonly used first name; for example, Liz instead of Elizabeth if she is usually called Liz. Feel free to use a nickname.
Descriptions of hair color, length and type as well as eye color are included in the text of the book, so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the main character. If you are not sure of a feature, don't worry... pick one. It's a fantasy!
Our hero is one of our two main characters. He is a rookie yet savvy police detective investigating the break-in at the art museum. With a skeptical nature but determined to see justice done, he's willing to dig into hidden corners to get at the truth, and his suspicions put him into conflict with the heroine. Despite his cynicism, his innate sense of honor and good humor allow him to admit mistakes, and his intelligence, intuition and physical courage prove necessary to solve the crime.
When entering the character's name, include the commonly used version - for example, Mike for Michael. Feel free to use a nickname.
If you can't think of a hero, pick a film or TV star such as Robert Pattinson, Paul Wesley, Tom Holland, Justin Bieber, Chris Hemsworth, or Drake! Or go with a fictional character such as Edward Cullen, Dean Winchester, Damon Salvatore or Steve Rogers - the choices are endless!
Descriptions of hair color, length and type as well as eye color are included in the text of the book - so select the basic description that best suits the person you have picked to be the main character. If you are not sure of a feature, don't worry... pick one - it's a fantasy!
The heroine's friend is a budding art historian whose knowledge plays a vital role in the mystery; she is also fun and indispensable - advising and supporting the heroine in all the ways best friends do! At times, she provides comic relief and at other times, her bravery and stubborn nature are needed.
Suggestions for the friend character would be a close friend or neighbor, a sister, a cousin, classmate, or even a TV character! If you can't think of a name for the friend in the book, or there are too many to select from, choose a favorite cartoon, movie or television character or even make one up.
Choose the commonly used first name for the person you have selected. For instance, use Beth instead of Elizabeth if she is commonly called Beth.
Descriptions of the friend's hair and eye color aren't used often in the story, so don't worry if you can't remember or don't know. Sometimes it's fun to make it up. For added fun include 'spiky red hair'!
The hero's male best friend in the story is a fun-loving, adventure-seeking and fiercely loyal buddy, a skilled pilot and nature buff. He is smart, even though he can be reckless at times. His knowledge as a guide is vital in solving the mystery, when the foursome go hunting for treasure.
Suggestions for the friend character would be a close friend or neighbor, a brother, a cousin, classmate, or even a TV character! If you can't think of a name for the friend in the book, or there are too many to select from, choose a favorite cartoon, movie or television character or even make one up.
Choose the commonly used first name for the person you have selected. For instance, use Mike instead of Michael if he is commonly called Mike.
Descriptions of the friend's hair and eye color aren't used often in the story, so don't worry if you can't remember or don't know.
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