At last month’s FutureBook Conference, Soucebooks‘ CEO and publisher Dominque Raccah sat down to speak with GoodeReader about the newly launched Put Me In The Story platform, an interactive ebook publishing model that lets parents and educators use the readers’ own pictures and names in the bestselling children’s storybooks. At the time, one of the more innovative features of the platform was that Sourcebooks was licensing it to publishers from outside sources and companies in an effort to bring the personalization of reading to students everywhere.
Now, Sourcebooks has partnered with the publishers of Sesame Street Friends books in order to bring that level of reader involvement to the beloved characters and storylines from the Sesame Workshop.
“We built Put Me In The Story to create greater bonding through and with books, and to change how kids grow with books. Sesame Workshop’s mission of using the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential is completely aligned with what we’re aiming to accomplish with Put Me In The Story,” says Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks. “We are overjoyed to announce Sesame Workshop as our first publishing partner.”
“The Put Me In The Story app on the iPad is available on the App Store for free. Elmo Loves You will be available in February as an in-app purchase for $4.99. Custom print book orders will be available at www.putmeinthestory.com, and are priced at $32.99. Recently added to the app and website are My Name Is Not Isabella and My Name Is Not Alexander, the New York Times bestselling picture books by Jennifer Fosberry.”