London, Ontario, Canada - November 15, 2001 - Book By You Publishing, through its Kid's Book By You™ division, today announced the release of its second full-length, personalized children's novel 'The Book of Dragons'. Children's adventure stories have recently received wide acclaim and ' The Book of Dragons' propels this genre into cyberspace with a free, full-length personalized eStory as a companion to the newly released novel.
Adults and children can co-author their own full-length adventure novel by selecting the names, physical features and places to personalize in this 130-page, professionally bound paperback. With over 20 features to personalize, children can put themselves in the leading role and include friends, relatives or even their favorite TV characters! The character questionnaire, available on the Book By You® web site, is fun and easy to complete with three essential characters and features such as hair color and length, eye color, friends' characteristics and more. The story's many personalized characteristics make this book a remarkably individual and unique gift that motivates children to read. To add the finishing touch, 'The Book of Dragons' is beautifully bound with a personalized front cover. Along with introducing this new paperback, Book By You® is offering one of the stories from 'The Book of Dragons' as a free personalized eStory. The first personalized eStory in the world.
'The Book of Dragons' is an exciting collection of four dragon stories. The original stories were written in the 1800's by noted children's novelist Edith Nesbit and Book By You® has edited, updated and personalized these stories for release - just in time for the holiday season. This book is ideal for children of reading age or the novel can be read to younger children as a bedtime story. Themes such as the value of friendship, perseverance and following your dreams are explored and uniquely presented in a manner only possible through a full-length book format.
Mike Pocock, founder of Book By You Publishing commented, "During these worrisome times children are surrounded with violence, commercialism and uncertainty. In creating 'The Book of Dragons', we wanted to bring back the artful form of storytelling while helping to deliver meaningful themes. We believe we have succeeded and the response from parents and children has been overwhelming. Children are motivated and enticed to read by seeing their own names, along with the familiar people and places, featured in a book. The full-length book format enables us to present stories that, when combined with personalization, evoke emotions and present significant themes in a fun and entertaining manner. Children love the world of fantasy and their imaginations run wild as their personalized characters cavort throughout the 130-page novel. This novel is vastly different from current personalized picture books that contain little or no story content."
To see a personalized preview or receive a free, personalized eStory from ' The Book of Dragons', visit the company's web site at www.bookbyyou.com Motivate and educate through personalization!
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For more information or media interviews contact:
Michael Pocock, Publisher
Book By You Publishing