Every LIFEBOOK has a story line that follows a theme and it can span over an entire lifetime or perhaps simply highlight a specific period in time. The books are designed and written to reflect not only the highlights or moments in time, but the sentiments, introspection, and the impact these things have on an individual and the people around them. It is an opportunity to express thoughts and an appreciation for the people in one’s life.
A photo book compiles photos with captions and sometimes journal reflections from a trips, or special occasions, after they happen. A LIFEBOOK is generally created to honour and celebrate life. It reads more like a story book and the questions, which are prepared to capture your personal story, help you to gather the content easily. We help with the choice of photos to accompany those words and special features that bring new perspectives to light. We also offer editing and writing services, if you should feel you need them.
We are here to make your LIFEBOOK as unique and impactful as possible.
It really depends on how quick you are to answer the questions and gather your photos. If you have to gather information from others, it typically takes longer than if you have access to all of the information yourself.
In general, you should leave 6-8 weeks to create a 40 page LIFEstory book. An illustrated story book does take longer as there are original illustrations and you can expect to take approximately 10 weeks. Either way, from the time you submit all the answers to the questions along with the photos, it is a minimum of 4 weeks to create and approve proofs (2 weeks) and order and print books (2 weeks).
It is always best to leave much more time than expected, because these LIFEBOOKS seem to have a life of their own. You will be amazed at the information you manage to collect and knit together into a beautiful story and how much you enjoy the process of gathering the information.
You do not need any experience at all. We have designed the product and process so that all you need to do is answer questions and pick the photos that will accompany your story. If you have little or no knowledge with regards to scanning and uploading photos, no worries, we have recommendations as to where you can go to have someone do it for you.
If you want your answers to read more like a story, we have editing services available to you and we can provide a quote to do so, but it is generally $30/hr.
The important thing to note is that we are here to help you succeed. We offer the services you require, should you need them, to help you create a LIFEBOOK to impress.
The cost to create a LIFEBOOK varies, depending on the number of pages, whether there are any special feature pages, custom illustrations, or editing services required for example. In addition to paying for the printing of the book itself, which is on average $2/page, the cost to create a LIFEBOOK using our services can range between $8-$15/page. So for a 40 page book it could be between $400 and $700
createLIFEBOOKS’ services include:
- Personalized, insightful and comprehensive questionnaires, designed to help you gather the words for your book
- One-on-one consultation time with a LIFEBOOK consultant, guiding you through the process and helping you with any difficulties along the way
- Design and production services, making sure the design of each page reflects the words on the page and overall the character and interests of the person/people the book is about
- Writing services, whether proof-reading or full editing, we work together to make the words you have written read like a story