We strive to keep our costs low so that anyone who wants their life story published will be able to afford it. While Preserved for Posterity has focused primarily on completing life stories, we are also available to do shorter histories focusing on a single time period. Maybe you've already written your personal history and would just like help getting it put together and published. We would love to give it our professional touch.

Life Essentials Book Package

The total package cost is fixed at $5,600 (which will be divided into payments and can be paid with a credit card) and will include the following services —

• Preparing questions for interview

• Visiting your home up to 8 times for interviews and photo collection for scanning

• Interviewing one person for up to 10 hours

• Transcribing interview recordings into editable text

• Organizing your life story and editing the text into cohesive segments, using chapter breaks and titles

• Providing professional editing services

• Scanning and editing up to 75 photographs and/or documents (using Photoshop for color correction, adding contrast, and removing dust/scratches)

• Laying out of the text and photographs for print

• Preparing a rough draft and a final draft printed out with one round of revisions each before book printing

• Including reminiscences or “tributes” by spouse and children of the Client, included at the end of the book

• Providing one hardbound, heirloom book on acid-free paper

• Including one CD-ROM of raw interview sound files and scanned images

 

Deluxe Book Package

The total package cost is fixed at $7,500 (which will be divided into payments and can be paid with a credit card) and will include the following services —

• Preparing questions for interview

• Visiting your home up to 12 times for interviews and photo collection for scanning

• Interviewing between 12-16 hours (perfect for an in-depth history of one person or the time could be split between a couple)

• Transcribing interview recordings into editable text

• Organizing your life story and editing the text into cohesive segments, using chapter breaks and titles

• Providing professional editing services

• Scanning and editing up to 150 photographs and/or documents (using Photoshop for color correction, adding contrast, and removing dust/scratches)

• Laying out of the text and photographs for print

• Preparing a rough draft and a final draft printed out with two rounds of revisions on the final draft before publishing

• Including reminiscences or “tributes” by spouse, children, and grandchildren of the Client, included at the end of the book

• Designing a custom, full-color cover

• Providing one complete hardbound, heirloom book on acid-free paper

• Including one CD-ROM of raw interview sound files and scanned images

Either of these packages would make the perfect gift for a family member or for yourself! Some people choose to break the cost up between several family members for a joint family gift that you and your loved one will cherish forever.


* Each person and situation is unique, and we want to tailor our service to meet your needs. The complexity of each project may vary and may change the final package price; it will also affect how long your project takes to complete. We will be happy to sit down with you in a free consultation to discuss your specific needs and the cost of your project.