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Hello and welcome to SharedBook APIs, a discussion list for those
involved with development using the SharedBook Open API. This is one
of two new groups - if you're interested in general announcements,
please feel free to join our SharedBook Announce list as well.

We're excited to publish a suite of open APIs in beta form today that
will enable any Web site to integrate data into SharedBook's Reverse
Publishing Platform for on-demand output.

With just one click, SharedBook's platform automatically flows
multiple streams of data into a structured book product that can be
purchased as is, or personalized further.

Web developers can now create new ways to introduce comments and
photographs from blog posts, message boards, photo galleries or other
sources into a SharedBook book making space.

We see this as a way for Web sites to monetize archived materials and
user-generated content and build brand awareness through the book's
pass along value. For individual users, the platform offers a way to
preserve online content that is meaningful and relevant in a more
lasting format.

Our goal is to build a comfortable community development environment,
so constructive feedback and conversations will always be welcome
here. Thanks for joining!

You can view our documentation at http://www.sharedbook.com/biz/dev/documentation.html

Here's today's official announcement.

For Immediate Release


Web Developers Can Now Integrate Data into Reverse Publishing Platform
for On-Demand Output in a Structured Book Product

NEW YORK - April 5, 2007 - SharedBook Inc. (www.sharedbook.com), the
Reverse Publishing Platform provider, published a suite of open
application programming interfaces (APIs) today that allow any Web
site to flow online content into a structured book product for on-
demand output by their users. Released in beta form, the SharedBook
open API framework provides a means for Web sites to monetize archived
materials and user-generated content and build brand awareness through
the book's pass along value.

Rather than write an interface to extract data as with most open APIs,
Web developers can create new ways to introduce content into
SharedBook's browser-based, private and secure book creation software.
Web site owners control what data is pushed into the SharedBook
platform and the level of control given to their users.

With just one click, the SharedBook Reverse Publishing Platform
intelligently maps streams of data into an online book making template
where individual users can manipulate the content, contribute
additional information, and invite their family and friends to share
in the experience.

"Following the success of our first data integration project with
Legacy.com, we realized that one company could not build individual
doorways to each and every Web site that contains personal data," said
Caroline Vanderlip, Chief Executive Officer, SharedBook Inc. "The
SharedBook open API framework will enable any Web site to maximize its
online assets by re-purposing them into a book product that can be
professionally printed or created as a digital flipbook through

Using SharedBook's API calls, Web developers can take comments and
photos from blog posts, message boards, photo galleries or other
sources and stream them into a SharedBook book making space. Users can
then include this information in their books and purchase the product
as is, or edit the content and personalize the book further if they

The SharedBook API includes methods to push data into the following
sections: cover and title, dedication, article (story), comments and

Developers are welcome to experiment with the SharedBook API for non-
commercial use. Pricing and revenue sharing are available for book
production. For more information, go to www.sharedbook.com/dev.

About SharedBook
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. The company's collaborative on-demand Reverse
Publishing Platform allows users to extract data and content from
multiple sources, manipulate it, and then distribute their unique
creation in digital or hard copy format. SharedBook partners include
AYSO® Soccer, Boston Symphony Orchestra, The Canyons Resort, Cruise
West Cruise Lines, 4-H, Legacy.com, Little League International®,
Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Sportography, Inc., Steamboat Ski Resort,
30 Minute Photos Etc., TLContact, Inc. (the makers of CarePages.com),
USA Football and Yosemite, among others.

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