Mary Ellen Keating
Senior Vice President
Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Put Me In The Story
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Give Your Child a Starring Role in Bestselling Children’s Books
New York, New York – February 2, 2016 – Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation’s largest retail bookseller and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, is exclusively partnering with Put Me In The Story® to introduce the leading personalized books platform into many of their brick and mortar stores and online at BN.com/putmeinthestory.
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 BN.com/putmeinthestory, 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 at BN.com/putmeinthestory.”
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.
About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS) is a Fortune 500 company, the nation’s largest retail bookseller, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company operates 640 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com (www.bn.com). The Nook Digital business offers a lineup of popular NOOK® tablets and eReaders and an expansive collection of digital reading and entertainment content through the NOOK Store®. The NOOK Store features more than 4 million digital books in the US (www.nook.com) and UK (www.nook.co.uk), plus periodicals, comics, apps, movies and TV shows, and offers the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices through Free NOOK Reading Apps™ available for Android™, iOS® and Windows®.
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About Put Me In The Story
Put Me In The Story, the #1 personalized books site in the U.S., creates personalized versions of many bestselling books and books where you star alongside favorite characters. Put Me In The Story personalized books capture moments that matter and memories that last for readers of all ages. Put Me In The Story inspires a love for reading, across all ages and generations, through the experience of shared, personalized stories. Share your story at www.PutMeInTheStory.com.
Put Me In The Story® is a registered trademark of Sourcebooks, Inc.