Family History Books
Family History Book Publishing/Printing- doesn’t need to be complicated!
Where do I start: Determine the book size, page count, how many colour pages you have, book bind type, along with how many books you require. If you need us to setup the manuscript or cover design for you then mention this in the quote request message box. Quote Request
Once I accept my quote what do I need to provide: Provide your manuscript in PDF, MS Word or Publisher Format. (If your content is not set up correctly let us take care of it. A cost effective solution). Please ask for the password to use our secure server to send large files to us.
Provide your setup for print Cover Design or let our design team work with you to create a superb cover design. (A cost effective solution).
What we will do for you: All quotes accepted for Family History Book Publishing with Love of Books come with advice, a template for your program if required and a great level of support. Our support team are experienced with many computer programs and are here for you.
What book types do we provide: Hardcover Books, Paperback and Spiral Bound book types in a variety of sizes and shapes. Colour, black and white or a mix of both.
Questions can be directed here: EMAIL US. Place question about family history book in the subject header.
Whether you are a first time author wanting to publish your memoir or organisation’s history; a book for your grandchildren, complete with your own illustrations; or you are an experienced writer looking to launch your novel to the world, Love of Books can help you turn your ideas into reality.
Love of Books is a team of experienced publishing professionals, designers and editors. Not only can we help you with all aspects of publishing your book – from editing, typesetting, cover design and internal layout to printing, marketing and promotion design – we offer true value for money services.
Whether you want to publish your book for your family history, your organisation, or for your own satisfaction, or test its market appeal, call a consultant today on 1300 556 529.
All of us have a unique story to tell. We all have invaluable life experiences. We have treasured memories – the building blocks that give us substance and make us alive. We have experienced change – the birth of a child, the death of a loved one, or the founding of our town, the rise of our organisations and the development or destruction of our communities.
We delve into our past to recall episodes and occasions; our emotions are stirred at the sight of old photographs, copies of birth, death and marriage certificates, piles of old love letters tied tightly with ribbon, postcards from overseas, mementos and souvenirs, locked diaries and hidden keepsakes.
How can we help with your family history book?
- We can help you to preserve the important history for your family, friends or society.
- We can help you record and document the development, change and achievements of your company or organisation.
- We can help you write the biography of a distinguished community member. In fact, we can help you with all aspects of self publishing.
- We can help you transform your manuscript (or your memories) into a high-quality book that your friends, families and colleagues will want to read.
- We can turn that business idea into a book that will help convey it with authority?
So why not publish your family history today?
Family History Books Costs
Like anything, the budget is the first item to consider.
To determine the cost of your family history book printing and obtain a formal quote from a printer, you will need to specify the following:
- The type of binding required. Softcover paperback, saddle stitch or case bound are the most common options.
- The size of the book. A4 is the most common size.
- Paper stock. 128gsm matt silk is the most common paper stock.
- Amount of printed pages.
You will also need to decide on whether the books will be printed in colour or black and white. Colour printing looks nice but is much more expensive than black and white, so weigh the costs and options.
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The amount of books you require is needed to create the quote.
We can provide a family history book with a reasonable amount of pages for a price that families are willing to pay. A publisher with access to a printer that can provide quality printing and binding at an affordable price, along with general advice and support is a good option.
You can have as many pages as you like using themes from all kinds of events. The most common used page count is from 26-160 pages.
Use your computer program ‘Photoshop’ to crop photos and make layouts. Converting images to cmyk value will produce better quality images. Scrapbook software or print project software can be used to layout the pages. Call us to obtain a pre-press kit to work from, and use software that will give you the right kind of output. Printing directly from a file usually gives better results than taking a printout to the printer.
Recently, we used the services of ‘Love of Books’ to professionally print a family history book we had written as a family keepsake. Having no previous experience in printing a family history book, and having a deadline to meet, we needed to ascertain how to go about it, the formatting requirements, how long it would take and the cost. We wanted personal contact with someone we could discuss these issues with face to face, rather than trying to deal with a faceless person over the internet or telephone. When we first made contact with Julie McGregor, Director of ‘Love of Books’ she fully appreciated our needs and arranged to meet us. Julie readily answered all our queries and it soon became apparent that she was technically across all the issues involved in getting a book printed. She assured us that our deadline could meet. What impressed us most was that Julie McGregor was genuine and straightforward in all her answers and came across as someone we believed we could rely on. From this initial meeting until the final draft for printing, a time frame that also included having to have a book cover designed, we found that Julie made herself willingly available by email, telephone or personal contact. She promptly answered and addressed any issues or problems as they arose. Her diligence took any possible frustration and stress out of the whole process making it an overall enjoyable experience. Not only was it possible to get our book printed but it was to our satisfaction and within our tight deadline. Our experience with ‘Love of Books’ was a very positive one and we have no hesitation in recommending Julie McGregor to anyone who may be thinking of printing or publishing a book. Robert (retired Police Minister) & Larrane Mc Donald. Highland Park, Queensland.
Family History Books; Writing, Planning and Printing
The most perfect methodology to share your family history is to record it. By circulating your family history, you can secure the stories, pictures and genealogical data, making it open for different relatives and future times. A history of your family will make a superb gift for your relatives, and you may discover that your family becomes animated to safeguard your hunt for additional family limbs.
By creating your family history, you are taking the known names, dates and spots of your forerunners and giving a recorded setting in a story-like structure. Along these lines, your forerunners become generously more than names on a family outline. They become people who existed in the midst of a former time, who had experiences through which you and others can get to know them through your record. On the off chance that you join photographs and pictures of key records or other tremendous events, the substance will wake up and be significantly entrancing for the reader.
The best approach to making your family history accommodating to others is the affiliation. A part by section aid and a record of names and spots used as a piece of your history will take additional time, yet these included inconspicuous components will be amazingly useful to future researchers advising your history. Furthermore, it is amazingly key to record your examination. By gathering a dispersed family history, you are inviting others to move ahead with your examination. Allude to your records and chronicle your sources. With documentation, others can develop on the work you have done, and your history is more substantial. There are distinctive style manuals that can help you with styles for references, end-notes and book records. If you decide to pass on your family history outside of your brief family, make a point not to fuse singular information about people who are even now living to guarantee their assurance.
For example, how-to manuals that will help you make your family history and possessions on the most ideal approach to find a distributor could be perceived in an Online Catalog. We invite you to search for our bearing. For help with possessions that may be found in your neighborhood, your open or close-by school library to interest other library inventories. Adjacent genealogical social requests and evident social requests are in like manner staggering possessions for additional bearing.
When you create your family history, you may very well be doing so for your relatives. Regardless, we similarly welcome you to contemplate sending as a copy, compiled family histories and neighborhood histories that are especially indispensable to the worldwide investigation clients.
Moreover who knows, possibly not yet discovered relatives will be searching your family line through your offering of the family story!
Oral history has been the key strategy for defending family and tribal memories since before the development of ‘creating’ and is key for family individuals’ correspondence in the present mechanized age. In the midst of the Christmas season, family get-togethers give various opportunities to add to your family history. Offering family stories can happen in an uncommonly easy and conversational way.
The event dinner table gives a venue to relatives a couple of times to confer and take a gander at experiences, to discover stories to diverse periods, and to gather family memories and interpersonal associations with cousins and relatives with whom one imparts less normally. As a less than dependable rule differing appendages of the family know unique adjustments of the same story, and examination includes purposes of investment and veracity to the story itself.
One of the first things to do when amassing a family history is to question your more settled relatives. They can furthermore be an unprecedented wellspring of stories that can upgrade your family history with individual records, furthermore give additional data for further research to set the family in genuine setting. Most family stories have at any rate a grain of truth, paying little heed to the likelihood that the inconspicuous components are not right. Likewise as you lead genealogical research in key sources, for instance, basic records and assessment records to weigh the truths in the stories, and to set these memories in chronicled setting, the memories of your relatives will be made more impeccable and supportive for the collected family history.
It is normally better to ask open-completed request, and the open style may truly be perfect for family social events in light of the fact that it allows opportunities to structure new request in regards to a particular relative or story. For instance, for a family story about how father dropped the Meissen dinner platter with the turkey on it one Christmas, some may wish to get some data about the Meissen dinner plate – how it was obtained, whether they had existed or went to Germany, how mother felt about losing her relic and whether it could be settled and supplanted. Some may need to perceive what was served after the turkey slid to the floor and whether there was a Fido who perplexed the story. These requests may be centered around individual side interests of relatives yet may bring out further truths from the storyteller.
The genealogist in the family may need to center around the truth to bring out information about specific origination or downfall dates, spots existed or specifics about personalities and experiences of themselves or past antecedents whom they knew or have found out about. These request can help target further genealogical investigation.
Oral history can help to shape family memories and add purposes of enthusiasm to family stories that can transform into the stronghold of further research into family history. Formal oral history may depend on after setting up gatherings, recording sound or visual records and deciphering these records for onward printing and publishing.