To start your project, we’ll send you a welcome letter explaining the process. Complete and Novella package buyers will also receive a gift pack including a luxury pen and notebook.
Tell us a little about yourself and your ideal writer. Our team will recommend a writer — sometimes more than one — who suits your project perfectly. It’s your book, so the final decision is yours! We can match you with a local writer who can visit you in person, or if you prefer, you can be interviewed by your writer over the phone or via video call.
Our questionnaires are designed to jog your memory and provide a structure for your interviews. They’re easy, fun, and bring back memories you haven’t thought about in years or even decades!
You can also choose to purchase an additional interview session and forego the questionnaire.
In-depth interview sessions with your writer form the backbone of your story. You can meet with your writer face-to-face, or talk by phone or via video call - whichever you prefer.
Typical interview sessions are 2 hours long. If your package includes more interview time than this, it will usually be spread out over multiple sessions.
As your story emerges from your interview sessions, your writer will begin working on the text of your book. You will have regular opportunities to review and comment on the book as it progresses.
While your writer is working on the text, you can upload photos via our Bookmaker platform, and choose which chapters they'll appear in. You'll also be able to select a cover image and customize the appearance of your book.
Once we’ve got all the last details right, our designers will lay out your book’s cover and interior. You will have the opportunity to sign off on the PDF proofs before your book goes to print.
Your beautifully bound, hardcover books will be printed and delivered to your home. From beginning to end the process normally takes eight to twelve weeks, depending on the length of your book.
Enter a post code to look for writers in your area. Your interviews can be arranged by phone, via video call or in person.