Barnes and Noble announced earlier today that they have launched a new program in their bookstores and online that allow you to put your child in the story. You can upload pictures, enter their name and even customize the overall design. The bookseller has partnered with Sourcebooks for this initiative and people have been wondering what the final product looks like. Sourcebooks was kind enough to send me a bunch of screenshots so you can be the judge whether or not you want to do something like this for your little one.
The online builder allows you to enter the your child’s name and write a description message that will be on the inner page, think of it as a forward. Additionally, this is the menu where you can upload a picture.
This is a different title, but you can see that this one is geared towards a child’s birthday. I think this is ideal as gift from a grandparent or uncle/aunt.
This is the final cover, that lists the child’s name and the people who gave it as a gift. There are around 33 different books to choose from right now, so there is a wide array of content for boys and girls.
This is an example of the inner pages, where you can see a picture of the child and a note from the parents.
You can see from the example above, that Sourcebooks and Barnes and Noble has access to the Sesame Street franchise. On the second page the child’s name is mentioned.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.