The remaining steps of the process include: Design and Formatting, Printing and Binding (or Self-Publishing options), and Delivery to you.
Design & Formatting: Depending on how you envision it, we can give you several different options for the formatting and design of your book. You will be able to review a formatted proof and will always have the final say as we fine tune with any changes. Once you are satisfied, the proof is sent to one of our professional proofreaders to catch any oversights.
Printing & Binding: We will explain all of your printing and binding options and walk you through each step of the printing process. After you have signed off on the final manuscript, we send the files to the printer and bindery. We work closely with the printer to ensure accuracy and the highest quality before the finished book is shipped to you.
Self-Publishing Options: Self-publishing, or “on demand” publishing options are also available, especially if you are interested in selling your book on Amazon or through bookstores such as Barnes & Noble. We would be happy to help guide you through that process as well.
E-Book: Ask us about producing your memoir in an E-Book format
Cost: There is no standard answer to this often asked question. Each Life Size Story is unique and highly customized, and because of this, costs vary widely. The price is based on the final product you envision and the scope of the project, including the number and length of interviews and the services needed to convert those interviews into the type of product you want – a book, an audio recording or personal documentary on film.
To borrow a line from another memoir writer I know, the average cost of capturing and preserving a life story is less than a new car and a little more than a really nice vacation. Rest assured, your Life Size Story can be crafted to fit your budget.
Length of Time to Complete: Some projects can be completed in a matter of weeks, while others can take three to six months or even longer. We will discuss the anticipated timeline with you at the very beginning of the project to make sure everyone understands what to expect. And we will closely monitor the time throughout the course of the project, always keeping in mind your expectations and budget.