Custom Book Design



What You Get 

With the custom book design package, you will receive 2 hardcover books and a digital file of an 80- to 100-page book written and designed for you with stories the Circa Legacy team records from one-on-one interviews with you or a loved one. Your book can include: 

  • Up to 40 photos 
  • Up to 10,000 words 

If you’d like a longer book, we will charge an extra $200 for every additional 10 pages (or 2,500 words). Extra copies of the book can easily be added to your contract with the added costs of printing, shipping, and taxes.


Custom Life Story Story Books by Circa Legacy

This is an investment. It’s investing in the legacy stories you will one day be remembered for. Or it could be an investment in saving a loved one’s legacy stories while you still have the chance to capture them. After all, there’s no guarantee that any of us will be here tomorrow. 

This is an opportunity to work with an experienced team of interviewers, writers, and designers to create a book about legacy stories – your best memories, most important lessons, biggest regrets, and greatest accomplishments. 

Working with the Circa Legacy team is making a commitment to record and preserve your legacy stories. We’ll help you get it done! 

Choose any of our three book packages:


    1. Let’s talk – we can email or schedule a video call to answer any questions, go over the process, and make sure you’re comfortable with the custom book contract and down payment. 
    2. Once you sign your contract and submit your down payment, we’ll email you the Custom Book Starter Guide that outlines the process and helps you start identifying photographs for your book. We’ll also mail you a list of questions that will help you begin to outline your life stories. 
    3. Now it’s time to schedule your interview! We’ll send you a list of dates/times to choose from. 
    4. When the interview is finished, we’ll write an outline for your book and share it with you. We’ll identify any missing information and possibly schedule a follow-up interview. 
    5. As we write the book, you’ll finalize your photographs. You’ll scan and label your photos and send a link to a Dropbox file where you’ll upload your digital photos. 
    6. We’ll email you the first draft of your book for your review. This is your chance to make any revisions, and possibly add or delete stories from your book.
    7. With the final draft of your stories, we’ll begin designing your one-of-a-kind book!
    8. Once your book is designed, we’ll email you a digital proof. We’re not looking for major changes here—just your blessing that names are correct, photos are in the right places, and everything looks good. 
    9. With your final approval, we’ll send you an invoice for the remaining balance of your book. Once it is received, we’ll ship your book off to the printer and have two copies mailed to you. If you’d like to order more copies, simply tell us how many and we’ll add the added cost to your final invoice.