Raleigh, N.C. – December 11, 2007 – Remember that time you and your old college roommates drove across the country to see your team play in the national championship game? Or when you brought the kids to your alma mater for their first taste of 80,000 screaming fans exploding after a game-winning touchdown? Wouldn’t it be great to save and re-live those memories with a personalized, custom-made photo book?
Lulu.com, the premier online marketplace for digital content, today announced it is partnering with Collegiate Images (CI), a licensing and rights clearance agency focusing exclusively on college athletics, to give fans and alumni an opportunity to create unique memorabilia that combines personal photos with licensed images of action and theme photos along with corresponding school colors.
The sights, sounds, pageantry and passion of college sports are simply unrivaled. Wouldn’t it be great to capture these moments and package them up for a lifetime of enjoyment? With the user-friendly tools available on Lulu.com’s Lulu Studio ™, you can combine your own photos with CI’s library of images. And with the timely convergence of college football bowl season, the start of college basketball season and the holiday season, now is an ideal time to create a customized photo book for the fan in your family.
“College sports fans are some of the most passionate fans out there and we want to give them even more ways to support their favorite teams and share great moments,” said Lulu.com CEO Bob Young. “Now fans can focus on cheering on their favorite teams and jeering their rivals, not making sure they ‘get the shot.’”
Collegiate Images has long-term partnership agreements with numerous high-profile Division I universities. Beginning this month, college sports fans using Lulu.com will have access to image collections from the following schools:
· University of Alabama
· Boise State University
· Clemson University
· University of Kentucky
· Louisiana State University
· University of Miami (Fla.)
· Oklahoma State University
· Virginia Tech
· West Virginia University
New content and features will be added on a continuing basis to ensure Lulu.com users have the freshest and most relevant imagery. Photo book images are priced at 50 cents for use inside a book and $1.50 for a cover shot.
About Lulu.com: Lulu.com is the premiere marketplace for new digital content on the Internet, with over 320,000 recently published titles, and more than 5,000 new titles added each week, created by people in 80 different countries. With just over one million registered members, Lulu is changing the world of publishing by enabling the creators to publish their work themselves with complete editorial and copyright control. With storefronts provided and other marketing support, Lulu creators are fully empowered to profit from their work.