How It Works

Start Your Life Story:
Share a bit about yourself and select the chapters that represent your life.

Fill in the Details:
Use memory prompts to document your life story. You can do this in the web browser app or simply respond to the twice-weekly emailed memory prompts.

Create Your Book:
After you’ve finished documenting your life story, click “Create My Book.” We’ll format your memories into a book proof, and you’ll receive an email when it’s ready for review.

Publish and Enjoy:
Review the proof of your book and request any desired changes. Once you’re satisfied, we’ll print a beautiful hardcover book of your memories to be shared with future generations!

Frequently Asked Questions

What computer skills do I need to use LifeStoryPRO to write my autobiography?

If you can use the Internet, you can use LifeStoryPRO. We want you to feel comfortable. Our program is designed for everyone to enjoy.  With our bi-weekly memory prompts, a user could even simply reply to the emails each week and still fill out a very interesting book.

How long does it take to complete?

Completion time varies greatly from person to person. There is a lot of variation based on how much you want to complete etc.    It will take putting some hours in to create a document of your life, but we are confident this is the fastest and easiest way currently available to create the heirloom quality level of final product that you will end up with. With 1-Year access you can use at whatever pace is most comfortable to you.

I’d like to give this as a gift, how does that normally work?

LifeStoryPRO makes a great gift!  Simply fill out the order and then you will be emailed a log-in code. We will provide you with a printable info sheet including their access code. See here for details.

Who edits the book at the end of the process?

After you go through the memory prompts/questions section and mark your book complete, we then compile your answers, stories, and photos into a book format. You will then be able to preview a proof of your book prior to printing and request edits at that time.

Can I add photos?

While LifeStoryPro is not intended to be used to create a photo book, you can add up to 100 photos to your autobiography. In each memory prompt in the app, there is a button to add a photo under the prompt.   Or, if you are replying to the emails primarily, you can include as attachment in your response.  Alternatively, at the end of the process, when you are ready to have the book created, you can send a batch to be included as a photo section. The final book printing is a beautiful and durable trade book, but please be aware the photo quality may differ from what you see on a computer screen or what would be achieved with photo paper.

Is there a page limit to my book?

Books are limited to 400 pages in length due to printing process.  Average final book length is 100-200 pages.

My loved one is not a fan of using a computer, does this mean that LifeStoryPRO won’t work for them?

Often our customers will assist their non-computer literate loved one with completing the program.  There’s many ways to do this. Side-by-side, over the phone, etc.   Most find it is actually a great way to spend time together!

What are the minimum computer specifications?

LifeStoryPRO is browser-based, these are the minimum versions we’re compatible with.
Chrome 18 and later
Firefox 24 and later
Safari 7 or later
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 9 – 11

I’d like to use LifeStoryPRO to create a book of a single event (Wedding, Athletic Season,
Annual Photo Memory Book, etc.), can this system work for that?

LifeStoryPRO is designed to create a book of your life via a series of memory prompts spanning many years and aspects of life. Our system can accommodate custom chapters, custom fields etc., but our system is not designed for being a pure  photo book or to just highlight one event.

I’ve written my book in Word, and would like to turn that document into a book. Is this program a good way to do that?

The LifeStoryPRO system is designed to help users generate a great document of their life by using our memory prompts and then responding to them via the app or emails.  Sometimes, our customers have started this process and not gotten too far on their own and are looking for a better solution. If you have started writing an autobiography, we are happy to try and help you incorporate your previous work.  However, StoryPro is not a page layout program intended to import a large text file to turn into a book and edit that way.   We are a program to help generate the book content primarily and to then output that generated content into a final book.

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