The long and short of the cost:
Some life stories are longer than others. Here are the rough price ranges:
For 30 hours of interviews: $19,500, plus printing
For 40 hours of interviews: $24,500, plus printing
For 50 hours of interviews: $29,500, plus printing
The printing cost is usually in the range of $10-$20 per paperback copy or $20-$30 per hardcover copy.
The prices above include interviewing, writing, proofreading, and professional book layout and design. Some stories incur other incremental costs such as newspaper reprints and travel.
We ask for a $5,000 deposit, which is 90% refundable through the first 5 hours of interviews.
We also offer our Thanks for Asking edition for $9,500
We’ll ask you 20 questions about various aspects of your life story (you pick the questions from our list of 200, or create your own) that capture treasured family memories in an engaging, easy-to-read style. Favorite questions include:
What were your grandparents like?
What was the neighborhood like where you grew up?
What was the best job you ever had?
What is your definition of love?
We add your favorite photos, and you save because we format your stories in a standard layout and font, and print 5 color copies in an attractive, hardcover book. See a sample here.
We ask for a $2,500 deposit, which is 90% refundable through the first 5 questions.
To find our more about cost options, please contact me.