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13 Nov 2018

PUBLISHING INS AND OUTS: PROCEED WITH CONTRACT CAUTION

Long hours and late nights of pounding the keys have finally resulted in something monumental–a book! You’ve finished your manuscript and even scored interest from a publisher or two. What’s not to like? You could get used to this author life. But wait! Before you start counting those dollar signs in your bank account without […]

23 Oct 2018

THE SHORT STORY ATM

Gone are the days when it was common for Americans to sit around and read for pleasure. Whether it can be attributed to our busier lifestyles or our lack of attention spans, it is estimated that Americans only read for pleasure an average of 17 minutes each day. In fact, the percentage of Americans who […]

02 Oct 2018

CHOOSING THE RIGHT FORMAT WHEN WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

You’ve dreamed of writing a family history for years — and you’ve even started wading through old documents, photos, and records. But after countless hours of research, you’re stuck. What do you do with all of the materials you’ve gathered? What’s the best way to present your family’s history? What kind of a story do […]

24 Sep 2018

DON’T FORGET TO HIT “RECORD”

If you have ever interviewed someone for a book, you know that it is nearly impossible to take thorough enough notes to catch everything that is being said. Even if you are an ace on the keyboard, something is bound to be missed. For this reason, we always recommend recording all of your interviews, so […]

17 Sep 2018

COMPANY HISTORY BOOK: A SURVIVAL GUIDE

Your company is getting ready to celebrate its 50th anniversary, and the higher-ups have decided that a book will be the perfect way to commemorate the occasion. They’ve also decided that you are the perfect person to act as project manager, writer, and editor. And they want it ready to send to clients, investors, and […]

10 Sep 2018

SIX BOOKS EVERYONE SHOULD WRITE

Are you the kind of person who constantly has a million ideas in your head? Or maybe, instead of letting those ideas cloud up your head, you write them all down on paper. What if those ideas were not ideas, but were actually just an ongoing diary of everything (and I mean everything) you see […]

17 Jul 2018

WRITE YOUR BOOK WITHOUT WRITING A WORD! WORKING WITH A GHOSTWRITER TO GET YOUR BOOK WRITTEN

There’s a fairly well known saying, attributed to the influential journalist, Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011), that states, “Everyone has a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” Whether he meant the idea or story isn’t actually worth telling, or not everyone has the ability to tell the idea or story in […]

04 Jul 2018

TEST SERVICEDETAIL

Picking the right service to write a book for you or a family member is a very personal decision, and it’s important that you pick the right solution for your family. You’ll be sharing your life stories and spending quite a bit of time with your writers, so it’s critical that you not only choose […]

01 Jun 2018

GENEALOGY

Family history can be fascinating and rewarding – but if you’ve ever spent a few hours digging through archives and records, you also know it can be time-consuming and complicated. Where do you start? How do you know the information you find is legitimate? What happens when you hit a dead end in your research? […]

28 May 2018

HOW TO WRITE A FAMILY HISTORY—7 STEPS PLUS A PRO TIP

With the rise in popularity of media programming such as PBS’s Finding Your Roots, and the ease and accessibility of home ancestry and DNA test kits, more and more people are choosing to research their family history. The internet has made this research easier than ever before. For those who decide to go even further—to […]

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