How much does a book cost?

Every book is custom made, so every project is priced differently. But no matter what the project, the costs are divided into two buckets: production costs and printing/delivery costs. Production costs depend the amount of research material and content, hours of interview, the length and size of the book, and the number of photos included. Printing and Delivery costs depend mainly on your choice of hardback versus paperback, internal color versus black and white (our covers—or jackets—are always in full color), the length and size of the book, the number of books ordered, and how they are delivered. Contact us for a free consultation, and we’ll discuss your goals, vision, expectations, and your budget and then let you know what your costs will be.

How long does a book take?

Timelines are based on the production required for each book—research, writing, design, layout, printing and delivery. Also a factor is client review of the content. I use different methods to suit each client.

How can I see examples
of your books?

Go to the Our Books page and then click on any button to see one of our beautiful books.

Will my book be available to the public?

Stories to Last is happy to serve as your publisher, and we have experience in both traditional and independent publishing. We can privately publish your book for just your family, company or community. We can also publish your book to a general audience, making it available online through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other sites. If your book is going public, we can give you a few tips for promoting it, and you can earn royalties on sales. Wider distributions (book stores & libraries) is sometimes possible but requires a financial investment.