Publish Your Loved One’s Story!
Unique Custom Gift For Mom, Dad, or Grandparent.
How it works
Your writers will contact you within 72 hours of your purchase.
We will schedule a time to speak with your family, to learn more about your loved one and discuss possible interview questions and topics. Not sure what to ask? No worries. We can help provide a list of questions designed to get your loved one thinking and remembering.
From there, we will work with you to schedule interviews (by phone or Skype) with your loved one, at their convenience. Your writing team will spend up to 4 hours asking questions, listening, and recording the interviews.
When the interviews are over, we will transcribe our interview notes and package them in a professionally printed, 100% custom, personalized hardcover book.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Who has the rights to my keepsake book?
A: You do. It’s your book, and you retain 100% of the rights to it.
Q: Can I include pictures in my book?
A: Your custom book can be printed with up to 10 photos. All photos must be supplied by you or your family in digital format (jpg at least 600 dpi).
Q: Who will be interviewing my loved one?
A: One of our professional ghostwriters will be interviewing your loved one. Our writers have a talent for putting people at ease and drawing out memories.
Q: How will the interview be presented in the book?
A: The interview will be presented in a question-and-answer format.
Q: Will you edit or change any of my loved one’s answers?
A: We will remove unnecessary words and small talk (e.g. “um,” “good morning,” etc.). We may also rearrange answers so they flow more naturally as a story.
Q: What will the book look like?
A: It will be a hardcover book, professionally bound and printed, with full-color cover and black-and-white interior pictures.
Q: Will I receive anything else with my book?
A: In addition to your professionally printed book, you will receive digital files of our interview with your loved one.
Q: What if my loved one decides they don’t want to be interviewed?
A: No problem. This gift is 100% refundable, as long as you or your loved one notifies us within the first hour of interviews that they do not wish to continue. However, please be assured, we have worked many reluctant interviewees. After some initial hesitation, the vast majority of them find the process incredibly enjoyable. Once we get them talking, we will discover all sorts of fun stories you never knew about!
Q: What is your refund policy?
A: This gift is 100% refundable, as long as you or your loved one notifies us within the first hour of interviews that they do not wish to continue. The item is not refundable any time after the first hour of interviews.
Q: How long will it take for our family to get the book?
A: This is a 100% custom item. We recommend allowing at least 8 to 10 weeks for completion and delivery of your final keepsake book.
Q: If the book itself takes several weeks to deliver, what do I give my loved one the day I give them the gift?
A: If you believe that the best things come in small packages, consider an understated envelope, containing the exciting news and explaining the gift. You can use one of the ones we’ve provided below (click on a letter to download) or create your own.
Want something a little more elaborate? Consider a surprise gift box, such as the one in the example presentation below.
Q: How can I get the whole family involved?
A: Want to give your whole family the chance to honor your favorite relative? Consider asking others to contribute to a gift “From All of Us”. Sites like payit2.com make it easy for anyone to pitch in, no need to mail checks or send cash.
Q: What if I want additional copies?
A: No problem. Additional copies can be ordered for $20 to $110/copy, depending on number of copies. Just let us know after your initial purchase, and we can get you an exact quote for the copies you need.
Q: What if I want more than 4 hours of interviews or 10 photos?
A: We are happy to oblige. Additional interviews, layout, photo insertion, editing, and writing services can be purchased a la carte for $75/hour. Such add-on services can be quoted after your initial purchase. We can also quote custom family history packages if you are interested in full-length family histories, genealogical research, ghostwriting, autobiography, or other services.