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.
When we first met Jim Morrison at the UGA Family History conference last April, he was interested in having us create a book about his wife's family. We were fascinated as he described some of the history his father-in-law, Robert "Rip" Young, a two-star brigadier general in the US Army.
In February 2016, we launched a Daily Writing Challenge to encourage everyone to begin a daily habit of writing, for at least 15 minutes a day. The goal was to have a collection of stories about your life (or that of a loved one) in rough form by the end of 2016.
If you missed out on the Daily Writing Challenge, here is the self-guided version in a handy free e-book now available for download.