We recommend that you scan the Starstruck 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.
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!
Privacy is important to Book By You®. We instruct our employees to keep your information private. We will not sell or rent your name or specific information regarding you to any third party. For purposes of providing you with quality service, informing you about new products or services, inquiring about your account status, or conducting business surveys, we collect and store information about our relationship with you, and we keep it private.
For each visitor to our web site, our web server automatically recognizes only the visitor's domain name, but not the visitor's e-mail address unless the visitor makes that available. We aggregate information about what pages visitors access and information that visitors volunteer such as survey or book preview information. We may use the information we collect to improve the content and layout of our web site, to notify visitors about updates, and make comparable improvements.
To contact the Book By You® webmaster, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Book By You Publishing
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 beautiful, intelligent heroine is a highly-respected Earth government official skilled in the art of diplomacy, including negotiating with tough, dangerous alien races. Her compassion, wisdom, curiosity, and passion for peacemaking are hailed by all who meet her. However, organizational strengths and ability to keep her cool have down sides: she can seem a bit uptight, impatient and stand-offish. These very qualities result in an instant heated relationship when her latest peace mission brings her into conflict with our hero, a starship commander whom she considers a sexy but shallow, reckless rogue...and worse, a threat to her goals. Her firm resolve to keep him at an icy arm's distance melts when they must work together to save the galaxy from a vicious, treacherous foe!
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 best friend is a smart, funny reporter who's dedicated to getting a great story...and just as dedicated to encouraging her dearest friend to lighten up and have fun. Her fierce loyalty, reporter's instincts, and bold schemes could wind up helping save our hero and heroine's lives.
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.
The hero of Starstruck is a gambler, a ladies' man, and a fun-loving guy -- who also happens to be the most adventurous, daring, and courageous commander in the Earth's International Space Agency fleet. He prefers exploring the unknown to escorting dignitaries -- he finds them stuffy and dull -- so he's displeased when he's assigned to escort our diplomat heroine to what he believes is a doomed peace negotiation. His cocky, confident, cynical demeanor puts him at odds with the heroine, to whom he's instantly attracted but also who he finds to be a frustrating, demanding stick-in-the-mud! But when an away mission lands them in terrifying danger, the hero must do all he can to protect the woman in his charge. Slowly, he's captivated by her compassion and bravery...just as she learns to appreciate his steadfast, passionate nature and good humor. Yet, even if they do survive a plot to destroy the galaxy's chances for peace, their different ideals may still be too wide a gap to navigate -- even for this remarkably capable pilot!
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.
Our hero's best friend is also his first officer on board the Valiant, and provides the hero with staunch backup in a fight and some wisecracking yet smart advice in the realm of love. With such a reckless adventurer for a friend/commander, this first officer has his hands full keeping up with his buddy -- but when the chips are down, this brave, smart sidekick manages to pull his ship's crew together to assist our endangered hero and heroine.
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.
|Friend's first name:||friendfirstname|
|Friend's last name:||friendlastname|
|Friend's eye color:||friendeyecolor|
|Friend's hair color:||friendhaircolor|
|Friend's hair length:||friendhairlength|
|Friend's hair style:||friendhairstyle|
|3:||heroine & hero first names|
|1:||heroine first & last name|
|2:||hero first & last name|