Barnes and Noble has expanded their business partnership with Sourcebooks for their “Put me in the Story” line of books. The main selling point behind this initiative is to upload pictures of your kid and enter their name, so the book is more personalized.
The initial test phase, arriving now in 200 Barnes & Noble stores, will feature an in-store display of Put Me In The Story books, including You! by world-renowned and bestselling author, artist, and designer Sandra Magsamen, The Night Night Book and I Love You So by award-winning and bestselling author and illustrator Marianne Richmond, the New York Times bestseller On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman and Sesame Street’s I Love You Just Like This.
“We are incredibly excited to partner with Put Me In The Story and bring Barnes & Noble customers the added offering of personalizing some of their favorite books,” said Mary Amicucci, Chief Merchandising Officer at Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble will feature Put Me In The Story at 200 select locations and online at BN.com/putmeinthestory. Readers can purchase a voucher at Barnes & Noble stores, complete the personalization process at, and the finished book will be shipped to the customer’s home or directly to a designated recipient.
“At Put Me In The Story we create personalized books from some of the best books and authors, and starring some of your very favorite characters,” said Dominique Raccah, Publisher and CEO of Put Me In The Story’s parent company, Sourcebooks. “We’re thrilled that now Barnes & Noble booklovers will have the chance to tell their unique stories through our bestselling personalized books available at many Barnes & Noble stores and online.
Barnes & Noble and Put Me In The Story expect to expand the in-store, personalized book program, offering more books in additional stores throughout 2016.
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