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Create your private autobiography

The experience of sharing your stories in an autobiography for the family

We believe everyone has a story to tell; share it with your friends and family

While pictures may be worth a thousand words, our feelings convey much more

Create your
private
autobiography

The experience of sharing your stories in an autobiography for the family

in three simple steps

1. Personal Interviews

Lifebook Interview

The author will enjoy regular face-to-face interviews, over four to five months. The interviewer records all the sessions and helps select photographs for the book.

2. Professional Ghostwriter

ghostwriting a lifebook

The recordings are developed into a manuscript by a professional ghostwriter, which is regularly edited by our team through consultation with the author.

3. Create your LifeBook™

creating your lifebook

After a final review and the author’s sign-off, our team then ensures the stories, photographs and memories are brought together to create a beautiful hand-crafted LifeBook™.

 

Testimonials

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuSn-_cpeCg

“I gifted my 96‑year‑old father, Robert, a LifeBook”

Linden, London

https://youtu.be/CQjCYgh5PzY

“It’s hard to give your father something, you know – he gave me everything”

Ali Hall, Boston

https://youtu.be/li8DXy9qFxI

“I really did enjoy the whole experience, from putting my life together from archives”

Jack, UK

https://youtu.be/Pn6LPnuKDWw

“My sister and I were trying to figure out. What do get the guy that’s got everything?”

Bob, New Jersey

https://youtu.be/XF1GSd4wmrA

“If people could spare the time, they would be amazed what they get out of it”

Robert, UK

https://youtu.be/siVRo0x9qjQ

“The positive side of doing a LifeBook, I think there are many.”

Polly, UK

Gifting a LifeBook

Share your life story with your family.

Your Highlights audiobook and digital photos are now included in your LifeBook package, and they're presented to you on a high quality USB stick in a beautiful presentation box.

The LifeBook™ Autobiography Package
Your 20 hours of face-to-face meetings are developed into a manuscript by a professional ghostwriter, which is regularly edited by our team in the UK through consultation with you. We then add your photos, and after a final review and your sign-off the completed LifeBook is printed, section-sewn and linen-bound into beautiful hand-crafted books.

Your LifeBook Team (Click to open)
Interviewer
Project Manager
Professional ghostwriter
Editor
Typesetter
Autobiography production time*
12 meetings 20 (hours)
Ghostwriting Time 70 (hours)
Project Management 20 (hours)
Edit / Proofing / Typeset 30 (hours) 
Audio production 10 (hours)
Total: 150 (hours)

* all times are estimates

The Books Specification
Books in package 10
Words (up to) 45,000
Pages (up to) 200
Images (up to) 60
Archive paper Yes
Section sewn Yes
Linen cover Yes
Gold or silver embossed Yes
Designed dust jackets Yes
Highlights audiobook Yes
Payment Methods and Total Cost UK*

Method Payments Cost
Instalments 6 £1,000
Full payment** 1 £6,000

Total Cost: £6,000*

**Special Offer for the one off “Full payment”, you’ll receive 5 extra copies worth £375. That’s 15 copies in total.

Payment Methods and Total Cost UK*

Method Times Cost
Instalments 6 £1,000
Full** 1 £6,000

Total Cost: £6,000

 **Special Offer for the one off “Full” payment, you’ll receive 5 extra copies worth £375.

Payment Methods and Total Cost US*

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Method Payments Cost
Installments 6 $1,500
Full payment** 1 $9,000

Total Cost: $9,000*

**Special Offer for the one off “Full payment”, you’ll receive 5 extra copies worth $500. That’s 15 copies in total.

Payment Methods and Total Cost US*

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Method Times Cost
Installments 6 $1,500
Full** 1 $9,000

Total Cost: $9,000

 **Special Offer for the one off “Full” payment, you’ll receive 5 extra copies worth $500.

All autobiographies are priced in the English language and are zero rated for VAT.

EDITORIALS

A LifeBook Autobiography – A Gift with Real Meaning

A life-changing autobiographical journey

Memories and Values

A comment I hear so often when among friends and relatives is.

When LifeBook Writers Hear Voices

To be a successful LifeBook writer, it’s essential to have the ability to capture and maintain the storyteller’s ‘voice’ throughout the book.

From the Queen’s Coronation to My Grandma’s Biscuit Tin

Everyone has a story to tell and, yes, yours is every bit as interesting as anything you’ll find on the shelf in your nearest bookshop.

Your Life Story & My Role As LifeBook Editor

At LifeBook, my role as an editor is not typical nor entirely conventional when it comes to that kind of work.

A LifeBook Autobiography – A Gift with Real Meaning

A life-changing autobiographical journey

Memories and Values

A comment I hear so often when among friends and relatives is.

When LifeBook Writers Hear Voices

To be a successful LifeBook writer, it’s essential to have the ability to capture and maintain the storyteller’s ‘voice’ throughout the book.

From the Queen’s Coronation to My Grandma’s Biscuit Tin

Everyone has a story to tell and, yes, yours is every bit as interesting as anything you’ll find on the shelf in your nearest bookshop.

Your Life Story & My Role As LifeBook Editor

At LifeBook, my role as an editor is not typical nor entirely conventional when it comes to that kind of work.

Partners and Press

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LifeBook Limited

LifeBook Ltd
Hascombe Road, Godalming, Surrey GU8 4AB, United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 3291 1169

LifeBook US

LifeBook™ USA
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T: 800 901 5121