SOURCE: SharedBook Inc. and CarePages, Inc.
August 14, 2007 08:00 ET
SharedBook and CarePages Help Families Preserve Memories of Online Support in Book Format
Members of Online Health Care Community Can Now Produce Personalized CarePages Keepsake Books from User-Generated Content
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 14, 2007) - SharedBook Inc., the Reverse Publishing
Platform provider, and CarePages, Inc., the leading Internet service for
building online health communities, launched the CarePages Keepsake Book
today in response to member requests to publish the health updates,
photographs and encouraging messages posted in their online CarePages
communities in professionally printed book format.
CarePages.com offers free, personal, private Web pages that help family and
friends communicate when someone is hospitalized or receiving care.
CarePages.com builds communities of support where families and friends can
access resources, tools and guidance to learn what to do and say -- and how
to communicate and care with compassion and sensitivity.
"We hear from hundreds of families each day regarding how CarePages.com has
helped them during a time of need," said Eric Langshur, Chief Executive
Officer, CarePages, Inc. "We value our members' feedback and are pleased to
introduce a feature they requested -- the ability to preserve their
user-generated content in book format."
The CarePages Keepsake Book gives families a way to save the outpouring of
support they receive during treatment in a format that can be referenced
for years to come. With just one click, the SharedBook Reverse Publishing
Platform automatically flows any content that has been posted on the
patient's CarePages.com site -- message board comments, updates regarding
care and prognosis, and photos from the gallery -- into an online book
making template. CarePages.com users can then edit the content, contribute
additional stories and photos and invite others to share in the book making
experience if they choose.
"When our son was first diagnosed with Burkitt's Lymphoma, we started a
CarePage to keep friends and family informed," said Deira G., Arlington,
Mass. "It has been an amazing way to communicate and since then, many
people have followed our progress with intense interest. Creating a
CarePages Keepsake Book after such a long process is the only way we could
think to preserve the thoughts, not only for ourselves, but for our son to
have when he is old enough to understand."
CarePages Keepsake Books are available beginning at $34.95 in softcover and
$49.95 in hardcover. For more information, please visit
SharedBook Inc. is a technology company that specializes in integrating and
publishing data from various sources into a structured book product that
can sit as a flipbook on the Internet or be professionally printed.
SharedBook partners include AYSO® Soccer, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The
Canyons Resort, CarePages, Inc. (a division of Revolution Health Group),
Cruise West Cruise Lines, 4-H, Legacy.com, Little League International®,
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort, 30
Minute Photos Etc., USA Football, XOS Technologies, Inc., and Yosemite. For
more information, please go to www.sharedbook.com.
About CarePages, Inc.
CarePages.com is the first site dedicated solely to helping people cope
with the emotional difficulties caused by a health event. Millions of
CarePages.com members have used its free, patient-centric web pages to
communicate and connect with each other, plus its unique resources to guide
them through the experience. In addition, customized CarePages are offered
by more than 550 U.S. and Canadian healthcare facilities. CarePages, Inc.
is part of Revolution Health Group LLC, whose goal is to empower people to
take control of their health care. Together, the services address both
their emotional and informational health care needs. For more information,
please visit www.carepagesinc.com.