Pricing Guide

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. Our aim is to make this as affordable as possible by basing our packages on the number of interviews as they are the starting point to creating a book.

Expect to pay $1000-1500 for every two hours of interviews. This covers the cost of initial goal setting meeting, guided interviewing, transcribing, editing, digitalising and enhancing photos, page design, printing and binding for one book. Since all the time and expense goes into creating the first book, the price for additional books simply covers the printing and binding costs. This also includes copies of the audio recordings if you wish. we provide a scope of project before starting so you know exactly how much your project will cost.

At first glance, this can seem a big investment. Have you ever written a speech for a wedding or another event? You will know that writing it can take hours. Delivering it takes about 10 minutes.

Now imagine it wasn’t a short speech, but something that encapsulated your  whole life, your essence, who you are, your history and memories. That is hours of work.

The prospect is daunting. This is why most people simply never get around to telling their story. Sometimes they are too late .

We often hear people want to write their life story “one day,” but they don’t do it because it is a big commitment of time.

With My Life Stories, we take all the hard work out of writing your memoirs. We hear all the time the words “can you help me write my life story”?

Mini Memoir – $990

  • Iniital phone consultation
  • Pre questionnaire
  • 2 hours of guided interviewing
  • Legacy themed interview
  • Transcription and audio into cohesive text
  • Layout and design
  • Hard cover printed book with 20 pages and up to 10 photos

Special Moment in time Package

Combine a mini photo shoot with a 30 minute guided interview to document a moment in time. Perfect for pregnancy, parenthood, retirement, engagement, graduation and key moments in life.

Our Starter packages

Below are our started standard packages that focus on legacy theme interviews or one point in time. This allows us to offer at a reduced cost.

You have the opportunity of a two stage review, at draft stage and final proof stage.

Once you’ve selected your package, we will be in contact within 48 hours to book your interview, at a time that suits you. Alternatively, if you have requested a gift certificate, we will post or email it to you, and you / your loved one can contact us whenever they are ready to book, within the next 3 months.

For all interviews, our travel to you is included free of charge within 50km of the Adelaide CBD. If we need to travel further, a mileage surcharge may apply. Please contact us if you are unsure.

Mini Memoir

$990
  • Pre Interview questionaire
  • 90 minute Guided interview
  • Transcription of audio into a cohesive text
  • Pull quotes and unique chapter headings
  • Layout and design
  • Hardcover printed book with 20 pages and up to 10 photos

Life highlights

$2250
  • Goal setting meeting
  • Up to 4 hours of guided interview
  • Transcription of audio into a ochesive text
  • Pull quotes and unique chapter headings
  • Layout and design
  • Hardcover printed book with 40 pages pages and up to 20 digitised photos

Life story

$3900
  • Goal Setting Meeting
  • Up to 8 hours of guided interviewing
  • Transcription of audio into a cohesive text
  • Pull quotes and unique chapter headings
  • Hardcover printed book with up to 100 pages and up to 50 photos digitised

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