5 Reasons Authors Should Publish with InstantPublisher

Self-publishers have more options than ever before when it comes to getting their book out into the world. With all those options it is easy to get lost or overwhelmed. InstantPublisher is the answer to creating high-quality print and digital copies of your book.

1. Full Service

InstantPublisher helps customers with all of their publishing needs. Whether an author needs a custom cover, illustrations, or interior book formatting services, InstantPublisher can provide them. They even offer ghostwriting services if an author struggles to bring their idea to life on the page.

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2. Experience

InstantPublisher is a division of Fundcraft Print Group. While InstantPublisher launched in 2001, Fundcaft Print Group has been in business for three generations. They are a family-owned company passionate about publishing. InstantPublisher has printed over 11 million books.
With that kind of experience, you can feel confident working with experts in book creation and custom printing.

3. Customer-Focused

As a family-owned company, InstantPublisher cares about its reputation and shows it by offering exceptional customer service. InstantPublisher works to customize its service to a customer’s individual needs. They offer an informative blog to help authors write, publish, and market their books. Their website includes templates, walkthroughs, and video tutorials to give their customers the tools they need for success.

InstantPublisher is easy to contact and eager to help writers bring their publishing dreams to life.

4. Cost

InstantPublisher has an estimate calculator on its site, so you can quickly see how much any printing batch will cost.

By offering bulk printing, InstantPublisher offers low-cost printing options to customers. Also, customers only pay for the services they need, so there are no hidden costs or fees.

5. Options

InstantPublisher offers a wide variety of printing options. Whether an author is looking for paperback, hardback, or wire binding, InstantPublisher has binding options to suit their needs. They offer five standard book sizes as well as custom sizes upon request. They can print in black and white or color. Rush service is also available.

In addition to printing options, InstantPublisher can mail your books directly to your customer list. Don’t have the space to store a large print run? InstantPublisher offers warehousing and fulfillment services.

Bonus: InstantPublisher’s books are 100% printed in the USA. InstantPublisher is located in Tennessee.

While InstantPublisher is glad to work internationally through their website, at their heart, they are a homegrown American company.

Whatever your printing needs are, InstantPublisher is eager to help. Call us today at 1 800 259 2592 or visit our website. We look forward to meeting all your printing needs.

5 Reasons to Create an eBook

Readers today have more options than ever before when it comes to consuming content. While many readers still prefer holding a physical book in their hand, that hasn’t stopped the wave of digital books, also called e-books, from storming the market. Here are five reasons every author should have an e-book version of their book on the market even if they already have a printed paperback.an e-reader on a breakfast table.

1. Wider Readership

E-books have made readership available to a broader audience of people who previously had limited reading options.

Readers no longer have to live near a bookstore or pay high shipping costs to send their books to rural areas.

E-books are easier to store, allowing those with limited space to keep a library of books on their handheld digital devices.

Many e-readers offer options for visually impaired readers. There are e-readers with text to speech options that allow the books to be read aloud by the device and the option for readers to adjust the font, print size, and contrast within their e-reader.

These benefits have created a subsection of readers who primarily or solely consume e-books.

2. E-books Are Efficient

When a self-publishing author prints books to sell, they have to get them to readers physically. This can include taking them to places like conferences for direct sales and shipping them to readers who order online.

E-books sales are as easy as the click of a button. Customers click a link, and the book is loaded onto their device. This means that e-books create no added shipping and handling work for the creator. E-books also require no physical storage space. This makes them ideal for self-publishing writers who don’t have the storage for even short-run printing. Once an e-book is created, there is no more labor involved in the self-publishing author’s production, which means they have more time left over for marketing.

3. Cost-Effective

E-books are cost-effective to create. Paperbacks and hardbacks must be printed in batches, but an e-book file is created once and sold again and again.

The extra costs to create an e-book are minimal, and once the book is made, it exists without the need for batch reprints as books are sold. The amount of copies an e-book can become is infinite.

4. International Markets

The world wide web has created an international marketplace with buyers all over the globe.

E-books have opened international markets to self-publishing authors. The nature of e-books allows an author in the United States to sell their book to a reader in Australia without the costs of international shipping and without the physical movement of books across oceans and continents.

Self-publishing authors with e-books can cast their reader net more comprehensive than ever before and reach customers and markets that were once cost-prohibitive to self-publishing authors without expensive professional distribution networks.

5. Clickable Links

One of the beautiful things about e-books is that authors can include clickable links within the pages. These allow readers who enjoy the e-book to click a link within the book and sign up for the author’s newsletter or follow them on social media. It also allows authors to include links to sites where their backlist is sold,  making purchasing other books by that author as easy as clicking a link.

E-books are an essential option that self-publishing authors should offer their readers.

InstantPublisher can easily take your paperback content and turn it into an e-book ready for sale.

Visit our website and learn how InstantPublisher can meet all your self-publishing needs.

5 Tips for Creating a Riveting Plot

Plot works along with setting and characters to draw your readers into your story and keep them riveted until the last sentence.

Plot, at its core, is what happens in the story. Many writers feel like they need an exciting new idea for their story plot but newness and originality aren’t the keys to hooking readers.  Here are 5  things (other than having a flashy new idea) that will help you keep readers invested in your story plot.

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1. Use the Right Structure

Be careful when choosing your structure. Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Adventure frequently follow the structure of the Hero’s Journey however Romance and mystery tend to follow Three Act Structure.

Making sure you are following the correct structure for the story you are telling and the genre it is being told in is vital. The wrong structure can lead to a story that feels choppy, has inconsistent pacing, and makes the reader put down your book.

2. Conflict is King

At the most basic level, plot is a character wanting something and being unable to get it.

It is important that your plot is paved with conflict. Stories, where nothing happens, are boring.

Plot should involve characters going up against seemingly impossible odds to strive for the thing they need.

Conflict can stem from other characters, from the setting, or simply from the realities of the plot. For instance, a character who needs to win a marathon will need to be physically fit to do so. If they are already physically fit and the marathon is easy for them to run there is no conflict and the story of a character running a marathon they are can already physically run is boring. Watching a character struggle to get fit for the marathon and sacrifice the things they love to train their body has the potential to be full of conflict and create an interesting read.

3. Outline the Plot

There are some writers who can sit down and tell a story by the seat of their pants but those writers tend to be few and far between.

Writing a general outline that lists the conflicts characters will encounter allows the writer to be sure their plot has enough conflict to be interesting. It also will help the writer take the character from one failure or success to the next until they get to the climax of the story. Having a plot outline, even if it is a vague one, is an extremely useful tool for writers when it comes to creating a strong plot for their story.

4. Deviate from Genre Formulas at Your Peril

Genre fiction has rules about plot and pacing. Those rules should be followed unless there is an extremely good story reason not to do so.

It is exciting for readers when their expectations are subverted but only if it is done well.

Understand the genre you are writing in and follow the basic story map for your plot. Deviate where appropriate but don’t try to subvert the entire genre unless you are writing a satire.

Readers pick up genre fiction for a reason and with certain expectations of the plot. An adventure story is going to be full of danger. A mystery will be solved at the end and the bad guys will pay for their misdeeds. The lovers in a romance will continue on in their love after the pages close.

When plotting out your story keep reader expectations of the genre in the forefront of your thoughts. Know what readers want from a genre and try to deliver it in a new and interesting way.

5.  Focus on How

Too many writers get hung up on what the plot of their book is. In reality, even a fairly benign plot can be made interesting if told in the right way.

Plot should tie in with setting and characters to keep the reader engaged. Conflict should flow naturally from the elements of the story so that they feel believable and not contrived. Plot is the vehicle for carrying the story along but it is only one element of the story. Combining a conflict-filled plot, epic characters, and an engaging setting is the key to making a riveting story that readers will not only enjoy but will want to tell all their bookish friends about.

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7 Things Every Guidebook Should Include

Guidebooks help guests make the most of their visits to an attraction.

Guidebooks should be written in plain language so that it is easy for guests to understand. It should also be easy to use and attractive to look at.

Here are seven items that every guidebook should include:

1. Maps

It is easy to get lost in an area one has never visited before. Every guidebook should have a detailed map of the attraction. It is important to label points of interest so that guests can make the most of their visit.

A woman reading a guidebook in the car from a guide book publishing company

The map should also include restrooms, security stations, first aid stations, gift shops, and customer service stations. Having these items on the map directs guests to the appropriate places to get their needs met and creates a safe environment for them to enjoy the attraction.

2. Safety Information

Guests not only need to know who to go to for assistance but what to do in case of an emergency.

Potential emergencies vary based on the size and location of your attraction. For instance, an indoor attraction should have fire exits clearly marked. Outdoor attractions with shelters intended for use during bad weather should be clearly marked in the guidebook.

The guidebook should also indicate where any onsite automated external defibrillators (AED) are and include directions on their use.

Additionally, emergency contact information should be listed even if it is as simple as indicating that 911 should be called for emergencies. People from out of the country may not be familiar with local emergency numbers and in emergencies, people often panic. Having a safety section in your guidebook keeps your visitors safe.

3. Attraction Rules

It is important to have a list of rules for guests to follow. Sometimes attraction owners think that rules should be self-evident but guests who have never been to a similar attraction before may be unaware not to touch paintings in a museum or to stay behind the boundaries at a zoo for safety.

Whatever rules you expect your guests to follow should be stated clearly in your guidebook so that visitors know how to behave appropriately.

4. Attraction Dates and Times

Every attraction owner wants their visitors to return for subsequent trips. It is important to tell guests the times that the attraction is open as well as any dates the attraction is closed. If an attraction varies by season, such as a living history farm, that should be noted as well. This lets guests know what to expect from different visits and to plan future visits. Be sure to include any fun traditional events like Christmas lights or 4th of July fireworks.

5. Contact Information

Make sure your guidebook lists contact information that guests might need. This should include the phone number to customer service, the website, and any social media presence your attraction has.

6. History

Make sure your guidebook includes some history and context for your attraction. How did it come to be, who created it, why was it created, etc. If pictures are available include them. Guests will appreciate learning the wider context of the attraction they are visiting. It will help them appreciate the sights they are seeing and make them feel emotionally invested in their visit.

7. Local Interests

Your guests will be coming from far and wide. It is wise to give them information in your guidebook about the area outside of your attraction. Suggesting lodgings, foods, and related attractions can give your visitors a more impactful visit. Be sure to include local small businesses. Visitors will appreciate experiencing the uniqueness of your area and will want to visit your attraction again.

Now that you know what to include in your guidebook are you ready to get started? InstantPublisher can help with all your professional printing needs. Whether you want to make informational guidebooks, eye-catching calendars, or glamorous brochures InstantPublisher is the printer for you. Visit our website today for more information.

5 Tips for Writing Great Characters

There are billions of books in the world and self-publishing authors need to make sure their books stand out to readers.

Characters are the heart and soul of your story. They are the vehicle that allows your reader to experience the plot and setting surrounding your character. Having characters that readers connect to can be the difference between a fan favorite and a flop. Here are 5 tips for creating characters your readers will connect with.

1. Characters Should Exist Outside the Story

Even though a reader’s only experience with your character will be inside the pages of your story it is important for a character to feel like they have a full complex life when they aren’t on the stage of the page.

Characters should have likes, dislikes, friendships, and a background story that isn’t limited to their role in your current story. A reader should feel like they are stepping into a character’s story and not that the character’s story began when they opened the pages.

2. Characters Should Have Relationships

If your characters feel flat try adding a best friend or a family member the character is close to. Have them interact in scenes that aren’t focused on moving the plot forward or showing off an amazing setting. Those things can happen in the scene as well but giving the character time to present their personality while interacting with someone they have known all their lives and will continue to know once the pages are closed will help the reader relate to them.

Additionally, seeing other characters positively interact with the main character can help to recommend that character to the reader. Instead of telling how kind your protagonist is have them be kind to a friend or have a friend comment on something they did that exemplifies the traits you want to show.

3. Characters Aren’t Perfect

Your character should have a few negative traits. Maybe they are impulsive. Maybe they get angry easily. Maybe they are too trusting. Whatever the negative traits you give your character show the readers how those traits create roadblocks for the character to overcome. This allows for a complex character arc that will keep readers invested.

4. Make Your Characters Active

Sometimes a plot requires things to happen to a character but it is always best for the character to make decisions that lead to the next plot point or event in the story. A character who doesn’t wait idly for things to happen to them will be a champion readers want to root for.

5. Avoid or Subvert Stereotypes

Readers get tired of reading about characters who are all the same. Stereotypes might be okay for a walk-on character but they aren’t okay for a protagonist and they make a weak antagonist.

People are complex. No one fits neatly into stereotypes. A “jock” can be an honor student. A “geek” can like sports. A cheerleader can like the bookstore as much as the make-up counter.

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The more you can break stereotypes and show your character as well-rounded, the easier it will be for readers to connect to the character, and the more that character will stand out in their memory once the story is finished.

Once you’ve brought your amazing characters to life on the page, InstantPublisher will help you turn those pages into a printed book. InstantPublisher offers a variety of self-publishing services including interior book formatting, ghostwriting services, custom illustrations, and cover design. To learn more visit our website or call 1 800 259 2592.

5 Reasons to Make a Guidebook

A guidebook offers attraction-specific information to visitors. It is a useful tool that anyone running an attraction should offer whether that attraction is a tour of a winery, an outdoor adventure park, or an art museum.

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1. Guidebooks are Souvenirs

Many visitors will collect guidebooks from the various places they have traveled. They cherish these by adding them to scrapbooks or keeping them in memory boxes.

Having a guidebook allows visitors to look back and remember their experiences. It might even encourage them to return to the attractions they loved and enjoy the experience again.

InstantPublishers’ variety of binding options can help you create high-quality guidebooks that can be enjoyed by your visitors for years to come and that are perfect for your attraction’s specific needs.

2. Guidebooks Supplement Signage

Too often visitors to attractions become overwhelmed by the enormity of what they are seeing. There is so much to read, hear, feel, and remember. This can make them miss signage that is placed around the attraction to relay stories, information, and historical facts.

A guidebook is a quick reference guide that visitors can look back on and get some of the information they might have missed from the signage or simply forgotten in the wealth of information presented. It may remind them which president rode on the displayed train car or what kind of grapes are used to make premium wine.

3. Guidebooks Offer Quick Access to Information

Your guidebook might include a map of the attraction, a list of attraction rules, and other local landmarks related to the attraction which visitors should experience. Guidebooks give visitors a comprehensive experience without increasing the number of employees who otherwise might be required as the source of such information.

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4. Guidebooks Offer a Chance to Share History

A guidebook is a great place to include the attraction’s history. If the attraction is man-made its origin story can be included in the pages of the guidebook along with images of the creator. The guidebook can feature images from the attraction’s past and perhaps some hints about the future of the attraction.

5. Guidebooks Enhance Guests Experiences

Providing a guidebook to guests is that added touch that makes guests feel valued and enhances their experience at your attraction. Guests appreciate having information easily available at their fingertips as they peruse what you have to offer. Don’t forget to include your website and contact information so guests can visit your gift shop virtually after their visit is completed.

Guidebooks are a multifaceted tool that attraction owners can use to help their guests have the best possible experience.

Making a guidebook has never been easier. InstantPublisher is a printing company that can help you every step of the way. From formatting to illustrations, InstantPublisher can help you create an amazing guidebook to meet the unique needs of your guests. To learn more visit our website.

5 Reasons to Hire a Ghostwriter

Ghostwriters are people hired to create a book and then turn the copyright of that book over to the buyer. There are many reasons that you might consider hiring a ghostwriter to help you complete your masterpiece.

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1. Writing Skills

Like any skill, learning to use the language masterfully take practice and time to develop. Unfortunately, no one sits down one day and churns out a perfect book.

Ghostwriters are often hired to write non-fiction books by people who have a lot of knowledge about the topic of their book but don’t have a background in writing. Hiring a ghostwriter assures that the information the buyer wants to communicate to the audience in an easily understood way.

Sometimes a person will hire a ghostwriter for a fiction project if they have an excellent idea for a story but don’t have the experience to execute it themselves.

Ghostwriters can take a fiction or non-fiction outline and turn it into a fantastic book.

2. Time

Writing a book takes a long time, even for an experienced author. A first book commonly takes years to write. Some people don’t have that kind of time.

Perhaps their non-fiction book is about something happening in current events or another topic that needs to be finished promptly.

Sometimes there are fiction trends that an author might want to follow. For example, perhaps a particular type of book is trendy at the moment, and the author wants to get their book written while the market for that book is still hot.

Ghostwriters have years of experience, and writing is their job. They are able to produce completed work in a fraction of the amount of time a new author could.

3. Add to Your Product Line

People who own intellectual property may wish to add books to their product line. For example, maybe a video game designer wants books written about their world to sell to players. Perhaps a comic artist wants to turn their stories into novels but lacks the skills. Hiring a ghostwriter is a perfect way to make the most of the intellectual properties one owns and create a variety of new, sellable items to include in your sales funnel.

4. Create a New Business

Many people have marketing skills and are looking for a product to sell but don’t have the means to mass-produce items easily.

Books are sellable items that are relatively cheap to mass-produce. Therefore, once a ghostwriter creates the initial manuscript, an infinite number of books can be printed and sold.

Many entrepreneurial people out there hire a ghostwriter to create a story that their research indicates will sell well. Then, after receiving the manuscript, they use their marketing and business skills to get sales.

5. Simplicity

Writing a book is time-consuming and difficult. Most people who have amazing story ideas don’t have the time to write a book. They might put it off in the category of something they will do one day, but too often, that day doesn’t ever come.

Hiring a ghostwriter simplifies the project into something manageable and allows the buyer to create their manuscript quickly and easily.

Hire the ghostwriter and tell your story. Hire them to bring your novel idea to life.  Use them to create your family history book to pass down to the next generation. A ghostwriter is the quickest and easiest means to a well-written manuscript.

Ghostwriters are professionals who write other people’s books for a living. They can write yours too.

Don’t let your story idea be put on the back burner another day, InstantPublisher offers skilled and experienced ghostwriting services at a reasonable price. Call today for more information at  1 800 259 2592 or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com for more information.

4 Tips and Tricks for Creating an Immersive Setting

Plot, character, and setting are the three elements that make up every story. Of course, their importance within each story varies, but getting them right is often the difference between a great reading experience and a book that is put on the shelf and forgotten.

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The setting is one element that many writers struggle to bring to life. Outside of science fiction and fantasy, the setting takes on a smaller role in most novels. There are times that the setting of a book isn’t mentioned at all. However, including an immersive setting is a great way to draw readers into the story. Here are four tips for making an exciting and immersive setting.

1. Treat Setting as a Character

Whether your story takes place in a faraway galaxy on an imagined planet, a small New England town, or the streets of New York City, the setting should feel alive.

Write a character sketch of your setting. What does it look like? What is its history and background? How is it related to the protagonist and antagonist of your story? How do your character’s actions affect the setting of the story? How does the setting change as your protagonist follows their arc?

Treating your setting like a character will help you bring it to life and create the kind of immersive reading experience that will leave your readers hungry for more.

2. Find Ways to Include Setting in Your Plot

If your story takes place in an authentic setting, what landmarks can be placed in the story? For example, can your lovers have a cute meet atop the Empire State Building? Can your hero hide in the Appalachian mountains to avoid apprehension while he tries to prove his innocence? Can your villain attempt to blow up Big Ben to make a political point?

If you are working with a fictional setting, build that setting to enhance the story’s plot. Think of the classic science fiction book Dune. The desert setting is vital to every aspect of the plot from the quirks of the people to the dangers the characters face. Create a setting with obstacles for your characters to overcome and rewards for a triumph that naturally flow from that setting.

3. Choose the Setting Carefully

Too many authors are so focused on the plot and characters of their story that they don’t care much about choosing the setting. As a result, they may fail to describe where the action is taking place or give readers only the vaguest notion of where the characters live and interact. The outlining phase of writing is a great time to consider where the characters will spend the story.

What setting is most conducive to the story? What setting would be unexpected?

If the writer uses a real setting, it is also wise for them to consider places they know or places they can easily research.

If the author is creating a setting, they should be sure to consider what makes it different. For example, how is the small town in their book different from every other small town in the world? Fictional settings have so much creative space. Take advantage of that to make the setting memorable for readers.

4. Include a Map

If you are writing a complex setting, consider adding a map to your book. Especially in a made-up location, maps make it easy for readers to understand where the story is taking place and follow the characters’ movements. Having a custom illustrated map can also help you, as an author, navigate the setting of your world and see fresh opportunities for using your setting in new and creative ways.

Have you written an amazing story with rich characters, an intense plot, and a dynamic setting?

If so, InstantPublisher wants to help you turn your manuscript into a self-published book. Instant publisher offers a wide range of custom printing services, so you can bring your book to life with as much or as little help as you need. Whether you want to create a collectible hardcover, a classic paperback, or an ebook InstantPublisher’s expert book publishing team can assist you. To learn more, visit our website or call us at 1 800 259 2592.

5 Reasons to Self-Publish

When most writers think of getting their book published they imagine sending queries to publishers and having their books accepted by a book publisher.

While that is the right choice for some people, for others, self-publishing is a far better option.

Here are five great reasons to choose self-publishing instead.

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1. Niche Market

Books in niche markets are difficult to find traditional publishers for which makes self-publishing a great choice.

Some books appeal to lots of people but that doesn’t mean that books intended for a small select group of individuals shouldn’t be created. There may be a limited number of people in the world who want to read about collecting stamps from the Victorian era but that doesn’t mean those books shouldn’t be written. Such niche books are ideal for self-publishing. The author can print books and then take those books to conventions and other places where their target market congregates.

2. Content Control

When a person self-publishes they can control everything in their book. No one tells them what to include or what to cut.

In traditional book publishing, there is almost always an editor who requests the author edit their book to be more appealing for a wider market even if those edits will change the meaning of the author’s book.

3. Packaging Control

Similar to content control, package control allows the author to tailor the appearance of their book. They choose the cover, binding, and interior book design. They can also choose to include whatever photos or customs illustrations they feel are best for their book. In traditional publishing authors typically have little or no say over how their work is packaged. The packaging, including the cover, will likely be created by someone who has never read the book and has only a vague description to go off of.  When an author self-publishes they control all of the elements of the finished book.

4. Money

Publishing companies are businesses. They have investors who expect profits and employees who can only be retained if offered competitive wages and benefits packages. This often means that authors, the creators of intellectual property, receive a small cut of the book earnings. That isn’t the case for self-publishing.

5. Retaining Rights

Self-publishers retain all the rights to their intellectual property. They can choose to use those rights and sell those rights as they see fit. Those rights include digital book publishing, merchandise, foreign translation, audiobooks, and more.

Book publishers may expect an author to sign away some or all of the rights to their intellectual property. Signing over those rights can be a huge detriment to the author. If an author signs over those rights to a publisher the author won’t have a say in how those rights are used. It is possible that the book publishing company might choose to use those rights in a way that is profitable but that the creator feels misrepresents the original work.

Whatever reason you choose to self-publish InstantPublisher has all the author services you need to turn your manuscript into a finished masterpiece.

Call 1 800 259 2592 to speak to a representative. You can also fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com for more information.

5 Reasons Family History Books Make Great Christmas Gifts

Christmas is approaching and with it the adventures in shopping that so many of us dread. It can feel like an impossible task to find a personal and unique gift for the people on your shopping list who seem to have everything. Once given, many gifts gather dust and take up space. However, a family history book will be a valued gift that will be cherished for years to come.

1. Personal and Unique

Genealogy is becoming more and more popular. Ancestry DNA tests are a huge business and many people are exploring their lineage and with that lineage their family history.

Nothing is more personal than a book that explains the origins of a family and reaches back into their ancestry to find roots that have affected the growth of the family for generations.

Every family is unique which means that a book covering their family history will, by necessity, be equally unique.

2. Timeless

A family history book isn’t something that will go out of style or become obsolete when a newer model comes along.

Pictures and stories about a family’s origins are timeless gifts that can be revisited again and again throughout a person’s life. This timeless gift can also be handed down through future generations to cherish as they learn about where they come from and who their family of origin was.

3. Organize and Preserve History

Many family photos are in boxes and albums. Often the people in the photos can’t be identified by anyone who is living after a generation and names written in ink on the backs of those photos may become illegible with time and handling.

A box of photos to be added to a family history printed book

Compiling photos, scrapbooks, and stories into a family history book creates an organized way for future generations to make sense of those images and stories. Instead of looking through an album with nameless people, the reader of a family history book can see pictures of their ancestors alongside information about their life. Journal entries from that family member can also be included.

4. Bring Family Together

As you prepare your family history book you will have the opportunity to network with other family members to gather information. Compiling a family history book encourages you to call up the aunts, uncles, and cousins you usually only see at reunions to get additional content for your book.

5. Connect With Your Heritage

Compiling a family history book gives you the opportunity to delve into your family’s past and, in doing so, connect with your own heritage. Perhaps you will learn that your grandmother painted as a hobby or that your family once had a prominent politician or historical figure in it.

The knowledge you gain as you compile your family history book will bring your heart closer to your family which is a large part of what Christmas is all about.

Printing a family history book has never been easier. InstantPublisher is here to help.

InstantPublisher offers a variety of services that make creating a family history book easy and affordable.

Ghostwriting services help you turn dates and compiled stories into readable content for your book.

InstantPublisher offers proofreading, interior book design, and custom illustration assistance.

For more information, fill out our online contact form, or send an email to questions@instantpublisher.com. You can also call to speak to a representative at  1 800 259 2592