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Custom Maps

Provide the basic details of your family's geographical story: birthplaces, homes, places with significant family meaning.

We'll produce a hand-drawn, Victorian-style map to take a place of pride in your home.

Custom Maps

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Preserve your family stories for generations to come.

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Provide the basic details of your family's geographical story: birthplaces, homes, places with significant family meaning.

We'll produce a hand-drawn, Victorian-style map to take a place of pride in your home.

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Guided Autobiography Course

Do you have interest in writing about your life?

 

In this 5-week course you will

  • Work through a variety of themes designed to spark memory and reflection

  • Write a story or experience each week

  • Hear examples of stories shared by other participants

  • Be surprised by the insights you gain!

 

Sessions are 90 minutes long and include presentation, sharing, and discussion time. All participants receive a set of handouts at each session designed to spark and inspire writing both in the course and beyond.

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Mother and Daughter

Special Offer:
Mother's and Father's Day

Focus on Family History / Life Story Writing
 

The focus of this cohort is on those who are writing family history books. Broadly defined, this includes and is not limited to the following:

  • Books about self

    • Autobiography

    • Memoir

    • Life Story

    • Autoenthography

  • Books about someone else

    • Biography 

    • Legacy writing

    • Someone else’s memoir

  • Books about your family

    • Favourite family stories

    • Migration story

    • Ancestry/genealogy

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Honour your parents' life story
with a custom book about their childhood

Order by June 17th for $150 off or a FREE Custom Map

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Baic Life Story

Tell the your stories and have them captured in a beautiful coffee-table-style book that summarizes your life.

A good fit if:

 

  • The subject of the book has a clear sense of what stories they'd like to tell

  • You'd like some custom elements

  • You are looking for a clear, thoughtful process that guides you to create a bolk you'll be proud of.

Basic Life Story book includes:

  • Up to 8 hours of interview time

  • Design and layout of a book of up to 100 pages

  • Up to 10 hours of historical research

  • Up to 100 images

  • Two custom maps, one custom family tree

  • Four rounds of feedback

  • Professional cover and interior design and layout

  • Professional writing, editing, and proofreading

  • Includes three (3) hardcover copies (more available to order)

Starting from $14,500

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 Autobiography

A memoir that shares a life story from start to finish, with photos throughout.

A good fit if you:

 

  • Want to spend more time in interviews

  • Are imagining a longer book, one that has space to get into same of the stories

  • Would like the option to share publically for sale or in libraries

  • Would like to work closely with a professional team to give significant input into the overall structure and design,

  • Want to create a book that is fully representative of you / your loved one.

Autobiography Book Includes:

Includes all features of the Life Story Book, plus:
 

  • Up to 12 hours of recorded and transcribed interviews

  • Book of up to 150 pages

  • ISBN registration

  • E-book production

  • Unlimited rounds of feedback

  • Up to four custom maps and up to two custom family trees

  • Two "podcast" arrangements made from recorded interiews

  • Three (3) hardcover copies (more available to order)

     

Starting from $24,500

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Full Personal History

A full life deserves a full book: create a beautiful comprehensive coffee-table book.

A good fit if you are looking for:

  • Maximum interview time: to get beyond the initial surface stories
  • A "real book" - up to 250 pages
  • Significant historic context & in-depth research
  • High-quality audio content ('family podcast') from interview material
     

If you don't want to be on the clock this is the approach for you.

Full Personal History book includes:

Includes all features of the Autobiography, plus:
 

  • Up to 20 hours of interviews

  • Custom photoshoot of relevant present and historical situations and people

  • Historical context research

  • Whatever it takes to get you to a high-quality, comprehensive coffee table book

  • Seven (7) hardcover copies (more available to order)

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Make significant progress on the book you’ve been waiting to write.
 

Best choice if you want support to write and compile content, without deadlines.

Includes:

  • Monthly group sessions plus work sessions as scheduled

  • Easy-to-follow worksheets and resources throughout the publishing process

  • Tools and inspiration to make the best use of the time you have available

  • A monthly one-on-one check-in with Mali, as well as ongoing email coaching



Note that any book moving to publication will require rounds of editing beyond the peer editing & feedback provided in the basic cohort. You can request an editing quote when you are ready, or move to the ‘second eye’ package.
 

Investment:
$150 per month for 10 months
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Receive additional feedback to improve and polish your work.

Best choice if you want extra guidance but no time pressure.

Includes:

All of the basic features, PLUS:
 

  • One (1) full manuscript review / developmental edit to give overall structure/flow suggestions

  • Follow-up read-through by the same editor

  • Copy-edit for consistency/grammar
     

For up to 30,000 words. Additional costs if your work is longer than this.

Investment:
Cohort - $150 per month*
Editing package from $2,200 - $5,400 depending on book

 

Draft your manuscript, receive expert help to edit and polish, and enjoy support throughout the production process.

Best choice if you want to get your book ready to publish by the end of the cohort!

Includes:

All of the basic features, PLUS:

  • Full manuscript review/developmental edit and follow-up read-through

  • Copy-edit

  • Layout into professional templated format-

  • Custom cover design
  • Support to upload onto major distribution platforms

  • Book marketing consult

  • Printing of one (1) proof copy


Up to 30,000 words.
Does not include costs for marketing and printing.

Investment:
Cohort - $150 per month
Publishing package $5,900 - $11,500 depending on the book

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create a personalized gift for Father's Day

20% Off Sale

give a gift that he'll remember for years to come: a custom children's book
he'll receive a card for Father's Day and the full printed books by Christmas

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Compile photos and stories in a unique, quality book that will be cherished for generations.

Begin with a box of photos from your attic: end with a beautiful, engaging book. 

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