Its not just about publishing, its about creating a legacy and securing your place in history. The autobiography, or memoir is one of the greatest gifts you can give your family. Family histories and genealogical research also gives your family a set of roots to call their own.Your story is important, and we are so excited that you have finally written it. Believe me, it is one of the great treasures that your family will cherish for generations to come. The good, the bad, and the ugly — they want to know who you were. It doesn’t matter if you are a professional writer or researcher, what matters is that you put it to paper to give the generations that follow something of yourself.
There is no right or wrong way to write your memories down, and there is no absolute perfection. You can wait forever, try as you might to make it perfect. Trust me, its never perfect. Good or bad, we all have something to share, something to teach, and something about ourselves that we are not proud of — families cherish the pirates and thieves as much as they cherish the kings, queens, and noblefolk. What matters is that they existed, and they shared their voices.
We want to help you publish your story. We can print as many copies as you like in softcover, shipping around the world, and even making your book available on Amazon.Com so friends and family abroad can order copies for themselves and their families and friends. We can make a smaller run of hardcover books, complete with gold foil titling and your family crest on the cover. We can add as many photos as you like, black and white or color. We can even make a leather bound edition for your special loved ones. These are such an amazing gift, they have easily become our favorite projects.
Finally, we are able to go through your family history and help you edit it for readability. Not everyone has an editor’s touch, and sometimes it helps to have someone go over the pages to make sure that any spelling or grammar mistakes are smoothed over. We can also transcribe from a recording, cleaning up the “ums and ahs” so that you don’t have to. Feel free to contact us to discuss the possibilities, we look forward to hearing from you soon.
As an aside, our company is also opening a recording studio called “The Bindery Sound Studio” right here in our shop, where we are hoping to record audio books, as well as oral histories. These oral histories can be recorded as you have time in a sound studio environment, and published along side of your printed edition as a professional stand alone CD project. Keep in touch, big things are happening at the Bindery !