If you haven't yet started a life history project, or you've gotten stuck, we can help. Our packages start from the beginning and take you personally through the whole process. We meet with you to craft a plan and help you choose your best stories. Then we conduct audio and video interviews and transcribe and edit the transcripts with your approval. We help gather and professionally scan your photos and create a custom design for your unique book. Then we work with a printer/binder to make sure your book is perfectly printed.
Each package includes everything you need to complete a book: oral interviews, transcription, editing, scanning, cover and page design, and print facilitation (printing costs not included).
We can also design a custom product that meets your needs. For more information about our packages and what's included, contact us.
LIFE HIGHLIGHTS BOOK - $2,950
Highlight the most important stories and events of your life, or spotlight a certain time period, such as your childhood, foreign travel, or war experiences. Up to 120 pages with up to 100 photos and video interviews. See a sample.
COMPREHENSIVE PERSONAL HISTORY BOOK - $7,950
Tell a more complete story of your life or family in this comprehensive edition. Unlimited pages, up to 300 photos, video interviews. See a sample.
HONORARY TRIBUTE (MEMORIAL, ANNIVERSARY, BIRTHDAY) BOOK - contact us for quote
Honor a loved one with the pictures and stories of those who love them best. A great option to celebrate milestones such as birthdays, anniversaries, graduation, or to show at a memorial service. See a sample.
A biography written about you, or a family member. Includes research, multiple-source interviews, and professional writing and design. Suitable for sale to the public or for private release.
Life Highlights Book
Comprehensive Personal History
Third-Person Full Biography
Perhaps you've already written your stories, and gathered some photos together. Now what? If you just need someone to design and layout your book and get it ready for printing, you've come to the right place. (We can also help with editing, proofreading, and photo digitization if needed.) We have a simple pricing formula that we use to give you a quote depending on what your needs are.
We also offer coaching packages. If you want to go solo, but need some professional advice and encouragement along the way, this might be a great option for you. Click here or Contact us for more info.
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How to Save Your Life, One Chapter at a Time - our step by step guide to creating a life story book.
This heartwarming little volume began as a stack of typewritten life stories that Michael Mazzarella had written over the years. His daughter hired us to create a book for him as a birthday surprise, and soon we received a box in the mail containing his stories and about a hundred original photographs.