Theriot plans on offering customized ebooks like "The Big Book About Me"(think 'my favorite color is red' and 'my favorite sweet is ice-cream")
While we are loathe to spill our ideas just yet, we also want feedback on this.
Most books, depending on customization, which can range from basic text and pics to full on customization down to the kid's favorite tshirt and tv character. We are looking at a price point of $20-$50 to start with.
We have also partnered recently with Animoto.com to provide video montages which are simply amazing.. and will be included with each ebook for the new NOOKcolor. View some sample video here and imagine your child (or you) in them!
How do you feel about this price point?
What would you pay for a book that is listed as authored by your child and customized to them? (your child is the author!!! how cool is that? Show and Tell will never get better!)
While we are working on this project, we now seek feedback from potential purchasers who can tell us what they actually want in something like the 'big book about me'!
We are initially thinking of 5 pictures and 20-25 pages of 'facts' about the child. All pages would have graphics
Due to pricing constraints, the customization fee would be paid on the main theriot site (visa,mastercard etc) and then the book would be availalble for 99 cents on the main B&N site within 1-2 weeks and the book would be available in perpetuity as long as B&N operates.
We think this is a very novel and unique way to explore the new NOOKcolor options.
We also plan to offer anthologies... where anybody (kids only, with parents permission) can submit a 'novel' to us. We would then publish that anthology and reap profits from it but again, you child is now published.
We are very much aiming at the custom publishing division and would certainly entertain other publishing options for consumers.
So tell us what you want and what would make you happy to buy.
Other upcoming ideas are valentine's day (sorry, not for this year) and xmas video cards. perhaps in conjunction with a story.
Speak now or forever hold the pieces of your nook. We aim to be very user responsive and do what the user wants (within limits of course).
Tell us what you want or would like.