Price Guidelines


Documenting your life story or your family’s life stories is a significant family milestone.
The outcome is a priceless heirloom that will speak to many generations.

 

There are several ways to write your life story and/or memoir.

  • We can ghostwrite your manuscript and you can take it onto publishing if you want to distribute your book through the commercial channels.

    Life Story
    We sit with you and write your life story together
  • We can write your words in your voice and put it in a beautiful hardcover book for your family and friends. This is a private book and cannot make its way to bookshops or sold online.
  • You can write your book and we can print it for your family and friends.
  • You can write your book and we can edit it.

Each book will have its own pricing infrastructure. So best to talk to us and see what your best fit is to your budget and need.

Manuscripts for Publication

You need to contact us to discuss the overview of your book, your publishing requirements and we will quote you from that.

Pricing generally ranges from $20,000 AUD to $50,000 AUD.

Personal Life Story or Memoir Books

Most people spend around $8,000 to $16,000 AUD but it does depend on what you want. Ring to discuss to your needs.

A Pay-as-you-Go based on an hourly rate and extras such as professional editing, book design, and print runs. This service can be written creatively or using your words. This product would be suitable for self-publishing and an e-book.

Or

A Fixed Price Package for Personal Life Stories or memoirs is based on interview time and is inclusive of all expected costs. The only additional cost is travelling if required and the number of books. If your story extends beyond what you planned, extra time can be purchased in units, i.e. interview hours.

Personal Life Story Packages available 

  • Silver Package or Micro Memoir. $4,000 AUD and includes 2-hour interview, 40 pages (minimum) and 10 photographs all in one hard-cover beautiful book.
  • Gold Package or Mini Memoir. $8,000 AUD and includes 4-hour interview,  80 pages and 20 photographs all in two hard-cover beautiful books.
  • Diamond Package or In-depth Memoir $16,000 AUD and includes 8-hour interview, 120 pages and 40 photographs all in four hard-cover beautiful books.
  • For complete life story packages or a family album of special memories, please contact for a customised quote.
Life Story
Write your own and let us do the rest

‘You Write’ Packages

  • You Write, We Edit – suitable if you want to write your own manuscript but need us to sprinkle the editing dust and have it printed. Pricing depends on your needs and is customised.
  • You Write, We Print – suitable for people who want to do it themselves. Pricing depends on the length of the manuscript.

No interview Package

  • A questionnaire to be answered online
  • You send us digitalised photographs
  • You will get an e-book and one hardcover book

Photo Box Digitalising and Stories

  • That box of photographs under your bed can be sorted and made digital
  • Labelling of photographs
  • Story Development

Pricing will depend on the number of photographs and how many stories you want told

 

 

A Gift Certificate

Gift Certificate
A Gift certificate that will be cherished.

A gift certificate for the love story of your relationship documented in a beautiful book in a box.

 

 

Call us to tell us your budget, and we will work with you to design a project that fits your goals and an end price. No surprises. You can spread the cost over months, and you can also involve your family in sharing in this important project.

 

Please read Product Statement

 

Contact us
Contact US

email info@thewritingshed.com.au

or ring 0407 487 495   for a full breakdown of packages

 

 

 

 

A FREE  talk can be arranged for small groups on either:

This will depend on location and availability. Please ask.

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Additional Deluxe Services

  • Ghost writing your memoir up to 20,000 words (hourly rate)
  • Heavy or light edit and publish your written document
  • Publish your written document (no editing)
  • Photo Restoration Services
  • Historical Research
  • Convert hard photo copies to digital
  • Family tree and/or genealogical research
  • Graphic Design

Some of these services are outsourced to our trusted partners. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Australian customers contact via email info@thewritingshed.com.au or mobile 0407 487 495

International customers contact via email info@thewritingshed.com.au and we will arrange to talk via SKYPE.


N.B.

  • The book is for private use only.

  • It cannot be distributed through commercial channels or any form of resale.

  • Once placed on the publishing platform, the manuscript cannot be transferred or changed.

  • You can choose to take possession of the manuscript when it is in Microsoft WORD and have it printed privately.

  • We are not a publishing house. We merely develop the work with you as the author and have it printed in a book format.