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Your Life is Your Story, Issue #027 – Your iMemoryBook
March 30, 2006

"Your past is your story up to now. The future is the story yet to come. The present is where you live with that experience, your hopes and your dreams."

Your Life is Your Story Newsletter March 30, 2006 Issue-027 – Your iMemoryBook

From Tom Gilbert – Editor and Writer,

In this Issue:

Opening remarks: Every Thing is Coming Up Memories
Featured Article: Your iMemoryBook
Closing Info

Opening Remarks: Every Thing Is Coming Up Memories

Spring has sprung. Funny thing is we had a very mild and dry winter in New Mexico. Then on Monday when spring officially arrived we had snow – ha! Mother Nature has her sense of humor.

This week has been a mixture of winter snow and cold days sandwiched between sunshine and 60 degree days. The saying here is if you don’t like the weather wait five minutes.

For some reason springtime stirs up more memories for me than most any other time of the year. I’m not sure why, because holidays would be a more logical time. Maybe it is because things are growing and it signals newness and that gets me reflecting.

In this issue I’ve got some exciting news about a way to preserve your story. Be sure to check out the information about the iMemoryBook!

You are receiving this e-zine it because you signed up for it or someone who is subscribed passed it along to you. It is a special thing to share with you life story writing and personal history tips, resources and thoughts. If you like what you read here, you can pass it along to a friend. If a friend DID forward this to you and if you like what you read, please subscribe by visiting our signup page . Also, let me know what you’d like to see more of in this newsletter – simply reply to this email e-zine.

While the main focus of this newsletter is to share thoughts, ideas, and insights on life story writing you should know that I offer various services and also mention some products and services that can be helpful. You are under no obligation to purchase anything, but if any of these products or services are helpful and you decide to utilize them then I am most grateful.

Thanks for reading. – Tom

Featured Article: Your iMemoryBook

By Tom Gilbert

One of the most often asked questions I get from people wanting to write or preserve their life story is how can I get started and how much will it cost?

The answer to the first part of the question is easy. You can get started today, right now, by simply writing down some basic information about yourself. Where and when were you born? What was your childhood like? Who are the important people in your life? What is most important to you on your life journey?

The second part of the question can get a little dicey. Most people think it is a grand idea to have a personal history life story – and it is! But, when talk turns to money many people find that a professionally researched and written story is outside their budget. Yes, it can be costly, but when you consider the amount of time, energy and work that goes into a well written biography or memoir it becomes apparent that it is money well spent. This is especially true when you have the finished product.

Now I have really good news for those of you who want to create a book about your life, or a family member, and have limited funds. The fabulous iMemoryBook is the answer!

Your Life is Your Story has partnered with Family Learn and you can create an beautiful book of memories for a fraction of the typical cost. The iMemoryBook system allows you to create your book online, invite others to contribute, put in unlimited photos and other documents, review, edit and edit some more. Then when you are ready the printing and binding process is a few simple clicks of a mouse and you get a treasured finish product.

strong>iMemoryBooks are a great way to share your life story. There are a couple of ways to do this. You can buy the main package for less than $200 and your story will be online forever as well as getting one hardcover book. Plus, you can affordably order additional books and because your story stays online (password protected so you can share it only with those you choose to) you can update it in the future.

The other option is an Heirloom package for just $49.95 that allows you to follow the same process. Plus, you get a $37 coupon towards the cost of your project that gives you a 25 page full-color or 150 page black and white hardbound book.

The whole Heirloom package system is flexible and you can upgrade at very modest prices. Everything you need, from beginning to end, to turn your stories and photos into a hardbound personal history. Different templates for books size, customized color cover options, high quality 28 lb. acid free archival paper and more.

You can do the whole thing yourself with great customer support and instructions. If you find you need more help, like a writer or editor, I am available for hire to assist you and get that long awaited story to print.

Now you have the means and an affordable way to tell that story that you and others will always treasure. For more information and to get started visit my personalized iMemoryBook website. Don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions or assistance. You’ve got a great story to tell – get started!

You can read other articles on life-story writing here.

Closing Information

That’s it for this month’s issue. Thanks for reading. Be sure to visit our blog regularly, and here’s to telling your story. Do give it some serious consideration because I just know you’ve got a great story to tell! Be sure to see the Get Started section.

Any comments, ideas or feedback is greatly appreciated. Just reply to this ‘zine and tell me what you think!

Until next time, – keep your story alive!

Tom Gilbert

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