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The Memory Book

Create a Memory Book online about your life or that of someone you love to keep precious memories safe.

Product description

There can be several reasons to do this:

  • Write a book about your life, for yourself or for grandchildren or other family members, to capture your memories or life story.
  • Create a family history book - all the members of the family can get involved to make sure your family history isn't forgotten.
  • Make a book about a parent or someone you love - this can be a tribute to them or a book of remembrance.

You include photographs, pictures and your own words and then have it printed on lovely paper, in a hardback cover.

Have a look at our help videos on how to create your book.

Repeat customers automatically get a 15% discount.
Bulk buying discount for 2 to 4 copies of 15% and 20% for 5 or more.  Worldwide shipping available.

SPECIAL OFFER: PRICE BELOW INCLUDES 40% OFF UNTIL THE END OF SEPT!

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Old price: $59.00 (USD)
Price: $35.40 (USD)
36-48 pages included

Useful tips

Useful tips for how to create a memoire / autobiography or biography photobook.

  • Audience - think about who you are creating this book for. This affects your content, tone of voice and whether you write in the first, second or third person, for example:
    A memoire for the grandchildren: ‘Grandad’s first car. He loved it very much.’
    A general memoire: ‘James was extremely proud of his first car.’
  • Plan out which memories and life moments you want to include.  It is probably easiest to do this in chronological order. 
  • Try and find a photo or picture for each life event. Scan old photos at 600 dpi and also photograph them with a phone app, e.g. Google’s PhotoScan app, and select the better outcome.
  • In addition to life moments, you could include what made the person unique and special, including memories and anecdotes from family members, favourite sayings, poems etc.
  • You can create an account and share the login details with family members so that the book is a joint effort.
  • The minimum book length is 17 double pages of content (34 individual pages), an editable introduction page and the publisher's page. It works well if you include a topic per double page (spread), though it is possible to include a topic per page. You can add up to 6 more spreads.
  • The book design follows best practice for the number of words per page, photo layout, graphics and the size of font. You can change the size of the font to include more words, but this is restricted to ensure your lovely copy is still legible.

Top Tips to avoid mistakes: 

  • In every text field make sure you select all the placeholder text (Cntrl +A works a treat) and delete it before you paste in or type in your own text. You can leave text fields blank.
  • Use word or another program with a spellcheck to generate all your text to avoid spelling errors or typos.
  • Zoom in so you can see all text clearly. You get a better result if you use the + and – buttons on the top left of the screen rather than your keyboard Ctrl + or – 

Templates

We have a template to help you on your way to plan the book from start to finish.

Download Book Template:

What to include?

Some ideas for what to include in The Memory Book

  • Parents, birth details, baby photos
  • Siblings
  • Early years - schools, best friends 
  • Teenage years - home, key sporting achievements, favourite music
  • Early adulthood - first job, national service, university, key achievements, first car
  • Marriage   
  • Children 
  • Holidays 
  • Work
  • Pets, hobbies and sports teams supported    
  • Later life - retirement  
  • Grandchildren
  • Miscellaneous - favourite poems, food, books, music. Include input from family members