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The Value of Your Story

A book is like a conversation with a friend. A custom life story or family history book creates conversation
 

Creating a book with NextGen Story is a gift that will last for generations to come.

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Custom Books

Allow us to create a beautiful custom book for you. Our team can support with professional services from compilation of content, to interviews, to professional book design. Your book will shine thanks to our empathetic, thoughtful approach to the whole story

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Publishing Service

Are you writing a life story or family history book? Would you like to share your book with family and friends - and maybe beyond? Our self-publishing pathways provide options for you to consider

Book Coaching

Do you find yourself 'stuck' in your process - not sure where to proceed?

Book coaching can support you with publishing expertise and wisdom to ensure that your book gets done.

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Webinars and Group Programs

Creating a life story or family history book is incredibly isolating. Learn more and meet relevant people through our Book Publishing Springboard (1 month), and Book Publishing Cohort (10 months)

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Family prices

Custom Books

Capture the spirit of a loved one’s life by creating a custom book. NextGen Story offers three types of book packages, each which result in a beautiful book that preserves your loved ones’ legacy for generations to come. A custom book is an investment in your and your family’s story.

For samples, see here.

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Telling a life story is a threefold gift: to family and friends, to future generations, and to yourself. In our introductory book package, we capture the essence of your loved one, keeping their spirit alive in perpetuity.

How we help:

  • We conduct a series of interviews with your loved one to understand their story.

  • You share photos and other accompanying materials.

  • From their words, we craft a life story book that captures their memories and experiences.

  • We take care of all the details, from editing to book design.

The result is a professionally made book to share with family and friends.

Starting from $4750

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History
Speaks

Starting with family photos and documents, create a well-researched book that shares your ancestors’ story in the context of their times. You'll be surprised by what you learn about them - and yourself!

How we help:

  • Starting with photographs, letters and documents, we carefully research your loved one’s life and times.

  • From this content, we write, layout and design a beautiful book

  • We can add custom content such as family trees, maps, and personalized timelines.

  • We print your book and support  distribution


Your book will be treasured now - and for generations to come.

Starting from $8750

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Honour The Legacy

Through interviews and archival material, preserve the stories and spirit of a loved one who has passed away. Now is the best time to capture memories of loved ones.

How we help:

 

  • We support you in gathering stories through group storytelling sessions, facilitated photo sharing via social media, and a dedicated phone line.

  • Then, we compile all the quotes, stories, and photographs we find into a beautiful book that brings your loved one back to life.

  • We take care of all the details, from editing to book design.
     

We will help you create the book of your dreams.

Enquire for pricing

81% of people plan to write a book "someday"; only 11% finish a book

Let us help you create the book you've been imagining

Gifts

Give the Gift of Memory

Your family, your approach - choose a package that works best for you, or give us a call 1-800-953-4942

Children's Storybook

Pass on family stories with a custom children’s book.
 

Choose a grandparent/ancestor, answer a set of simple questions, and receive a printed book for your family to share for generations to come.

Includes:

  • A personalized book that focuses on one of your family's ancestors

  • Writing of child-friendly content around a theme - eg migration, education, homes.

  • Archival research to find relevant images that fit the theme

  • Professional design and layout

  • Pertinent genealogical research

Starting from $1150

Planning Travels

Do you want to visualize the places that were important to your family / ancestor? How far exactly was it from the farm to the city; how long was that road trip?

Have a custom map made to showcase your story! 

For example:

  • a favourite vacation,

  • homes / locations lived over time,

  • (im)migration journey.

     

Starting from $250

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Have you already written your story - but aren’t sure how to present it to your loved ones? Transform it into a treasured keepsake your family will cherish with our Next Level package.

Includes:

  • Share your draft memories or memoirs and accompanying photos.

  • Professional editing, proofreading, and book design.

  • Your final product will be printed as a hardcover or softcover.

  • ISBN included (to allow public sale / distribution to libraries)

Note: Cost varies depending on length of text - this is for 10-15,000 words and up to 5 images.

Starting from $1250

Learning to Read

Ask Grandma Anything...

A facilitated, story-centered conversation between generations resulting in an audio memento to be treasured for decades.

Includes:

  • Live facilitated session with grandchildren asking questions of grandparent (or aunt/uncle/etc)
  • The elder’s responses and stories are recorded.

  • Follow-up interview with grandparent/aunt/uncle to capture more of their impressions.

  • The entire process is shared back as an edited & produced mini “podcast.”

Starting from $650

Novelty Book

Capture a cherished memory or specific period of time in a loved one’s life with “Just a Chapter.”

Includes:

  • We interview your loved one about a specific experience or portion of their life (eg. early childhood, military service, or specific vocation).

  • Share photos to accompany your loved one’s memories.

  • We use the interviews to write a book capturing this period in time.

  • We take care of all the details, from editing to book design.

  • The final product is a beautiful coffee table book that will preserve a legacy and inspire future generations.

Starting from $1450

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Your Family History Creation

Do you have a creative idea for how you might honour your family member, ancestor, or relative? 

Reach out for a generative conversation that will help you move forward - with my help or on your own

Includes:

  • Creativity, inspiration, and collaboration

  • Potential to be mutually inspired in unexpected ways...!

  • It all starts with a Zoom tea-date

Up to you...

Ready to get started?

Just send an email or give us a call.

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