First copy of story sent to you by e-mail, fax, or postal mail
You can distribute your stories to you family or friends, or we can do it for you.
E-mail distribution to your list
Initial set-up (includes
FAX distribution to your list
Initial set- up
Postal mail distribution to your list
Initial set-up of Web page
Web hosting and maintenance
Write at least one story with us per month, and we will:
Writing non-Heirloom Stories™
Special projects, editing, or paper book production
After writing several dozen stories, you may want them published as a book.
The easiest and fastest book would be to photocopy your pages into a booklet at a copy shop.
We can also have your stories published as a commercial quality book. Cost per book varies widely depending mostly on the number of books you'll need. We can discuss the options when you're ready to publish.
Let us write, distribute, and Web-publish your stories.
Start your memoirs today!
Call (858) 273-1111 or e-mail
Your stories do a lot of good
Storytelling makes you feel great. Feeling great improves your health, happiness, and longevity.
Your listeners enjoy your stories. They may not realize it, but they're learning your life's lessons.
Your stories do a lot of good. Let Heirloom Stories™ multiply their effect.
How? We get your stories to a lot more people...and generations.
What we do
It's good to be regular
We recommend elders write at least one story a month for its health and mood benefits. You'll love the feeling you get when you see your stories in print or give them to friends and family.
If you let us write them for you, we can give you e-mail distribution and Web page services for free. Your stories can become your On-line Book and newsletter...for free.
Your free Web page is your book-in-progress. We write, publish and maintain it. Visitors to your page can read your book and sign up for your "New Story Newsletter."
Take advantage of our free services by writing at least one story with us per month.
Heirloom Stories™ Special Pricing
Because author Rick Kamen specializes in Heirloom Stories™, we offer bargain writing fees for them.
Rick's normal rates are reasonable at $45 per hour or $1 per word, yet he charges only $95 for Heirloom Stories™, typically between 200 and 800 words long.
Rarely, stories are longer than 1000 words. We charge a slight premium for these longer stories. If you never want to pay more than $95 for a story, let us know and we can split longer stories into ones that are under 1000 words.
Why so reasonable?
Rick doesn't charge full writing fees for Heirloom Stories™ because your stories help him write books. Your stories may be included in his upcoming books or articles.
If he uses one or more of your stories in a book, he will send you a copy of the book for free.
Working with us
Author Rick Kamen interviews by telephone. We pay for the calls.
We require $95 to start writing stories. We can charge it to your credit card if you like. That will pay for your last story.
When Rick finishes your story, usually within a week, he will send it to you. If you suggest changes, he will make them and send you the revised story. People with e-mail or fax machines get to see their stories several days quicker. (Hint, hint!)
When you pay for the story, you receive a license for you and your descendants to make an unlimited number of copies of it for family and friends.
In order to keep track of payments better, we charge $95.01 for the first story, $95.02 for the second, etc.
Your own Heirloom Stories™ Web page
We can publish your stories on the Internet like Bert's at http://HeirloomStories.com/bph
Your page may have
We set up your page for $35, and maintain it for only $2 per month, paid annually.
It's your on-line book of memoirs. It's available to anyone with internet access, anywhere in the world...for free.
We recommend that you get business cards printed with your Web page address on them. Giving them to friends is like giving them a copy of your book...for free.
The Heirloom Stories Web site is regularly visited by search engines. Within a few months, the engines will find your page on this site and list it in their databases. When people search for your name, they should find your Book Page.
If you write at least one
Heirloom Story a month, we'll
set up your Web page and maintain it for free!
You have the fun, we do the work.
If you allow us to write at least one story per month, we can set up a newsletter for you that your friends and family can subscribe to for free. Within hours of you approving a new story, they'll get a copy of it by e-mail.
Just before we e-mail your latest story to the newsletter subscribers, we post it to your website.
As long as you remain an active newsletter storyteller (at least once per month), we maintain your Web page for free.
Take advantage of the Newsletter Special by writing at least one story per month with us.
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