Press Release: Sourcebooks Builds on Success of Personalized Platform with New Custom Book Experience
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — August 2, 2016 — Sourcebooks, a leading independent publisher, is expanding the personalized books platform created for Put Me In the Story, the #1 personalized book site in the United States, beyond children’s books. Simple Truths, an imprint of Sourcebooks that publishes well-known and much-utilized business, leadership, teamwork, and motivational books, will now offer businesses and organizations the opportunity to add their logos, brands and messages to select titles.
“From the start, our aim has been to innovate around the personalization of content,” said CEO and Publisher Dominique Raccah. “With Put Me In The Story, we’ve created a strong, successful personalized books platform that we can now model in other areas. Simple Truths has always been about connecting with people who drive progress and change. Now, we’re taking it a step further so that our customers can drive home the idea that their brands intrinsically embody the qualities these books speak to.”
The new program allows companies and organizations the unique opportunity to add their logos to the book cover, a short dedication to feature on the cover, a back cover message, and a short dedication inside the book with no minimum order quantity and no set-up fee. Customers can also opt to add a longer dedication letter inside the book.
There are countless ways companies and organizations can utilize the books, including:
- A new way to say “thank you”—Give your customers a thoughtful gift they will proudly display on their desks
- Employee gifts they will always remember—From new hires and promotions to anniversaries, give your employees a gift that will make an impact
- A new way to leave your business card—Stand out from the competition with a gift your prospects will value
- Put the personal in your training—Make your training more memorable with a tool employees will refer to again and again
“Adding personalization to author and brand platforms on Put Me In The Story has allowed those books to be introduced to a whole new audience,” said Raccah. “Authors are seeing their sales grow, and we are looking forward to offering that success to Simple Truths books and other publishers’ titles down the road.”
Ten popular Simple Truths titles from bestselling authors including Brian Tracy, Eric Harvey, Steve Siebold, John J. Murphy, Mac Anderson and Tom Feltenstein will be available at launch, with more titles to be added to the custom books platform this year.
Also available for personalization are two of Sourcebooks’s most successful coloring books, Keep Calm and Color On: For Stress Relief and Keep Calm and Color On: For Your Inner Creative ($19.99), previously featured on Buzzfeed, The View, Good Morning America, TODAY, InStyle.com, and more.
Sourcebooks is creating the next evolution of a book publishing company. We are committed to innovative publishing, to exploring every platform and creating breakthrough models. We believe that books have the power to touch people and change lives. Sourcebooks is home to 120 enthusiastic book-loving employees who are dedicated to finding new ways to connect with authors, readers, and ideas. We publish over 300 new titles each year and are honored to have 64 New York Times bestsellers. Sourcebooks’s ecommerce businesses include Put Me In the Story, the #1 personalized books platform; Simple Truths; and 1-2-3 Magic Parenting. Sourcebooks is proud to be one of the largest woman-owned book publishers in the country. Visit www.sourcebooks.com for more information, and check out the Sourcebooks blog.
Simple Truths is the publisher of small books with BIG impact. We are the online destination for inspirational books, videos, and team-building resources. Our simple but powerful books resonate instantly, last a lifetime, and lead to change. With over 100 motivational titles that take an hour (or less) to read, Simple Truths believes that change can start with something simple. Whether you are leading a team or working toward your best self, Simple Truths helps you lead to change.