Do you know the stories of your parent’s life? What kind of childhood did they have? What about their ancestry, their careers, travels and experiences?
There are many dimensions to a person over a lifetime and you may only know a fraction of who they are or were. And by the time grandchildren are old enough to be interested, family stories and knowledge have disappeared, but not anymore.
Bookform enables anyone to collate the stories of their life, or their loved one’s life, into a print-ready digital memoir book.
Bookform helped me create a memoir within hours
I’ve been working on many books for many years and always struggled with formatting my ideas in a legible way. Using the Bookform memoir template has helped me format my stories and ideas logically and create a book product within hours. I look forward to adding more into the templates and seeing my book grow.
The template questions helped me ‘interview’ my mother
My parents are ageing and I wanted to start collecting some of their stories and information before it was too late. I started with the Bookform memoir template and just added their stories as they told them to me. The template questions helped me ‘interview’ my mother to stimulate long forgotten memories. We also used some of the Bookform memory exercises and they really did help with recalling information from decades ago.
The Bookform memoir template helped start the process
I’ve been wanting to document my family’s history and migration to Australia for many years, but it always seemed too time-consuming and I didn’t know the best way to start. The Bookform memoir template helped start the process, but it also gave me the flexibility to move chapters and stories around as my book developed.
Bookform is really fantastic and quite unique
I am an author and have self-published many e-books that sell on Amazon, so I have tried a lot of different writing software products. I think Bookform is really fantastic and quite unique, especially for anyone wanting to collate a lifetime of stories and photos into one keepsake type of book, to hand on to their children or grandchildren.
Creating your book is as easy as filling in a form. All your answers and photos are automatically collated into movable sections and chapters. Preview instantly in your browser or download the PDF file as many times as you like to print or publish.
Professional writers and editors facilitate writing workshops in your neighbourhood, using the Bookform software. Start your book at home and whenever you need help or inspiration book into writing workshops over 8 hours to get individual guidance or group inspiration.
Be interviewed for 8 hours over one month and all of your answers and photos will be transcribed, rewritten, edited, proofed and the finished digital book plus PDF file completed for you. You could even use this as a starting point and continue adding to it yourself.
You can choose between autobiography, memoir, travel book, health journey, business or collaborative..
Bookform is as simple as filling in a form. Our specially designed questions help spark memories and help make the writing process so much easier.
If you would like friends or family to contribute to your book use the collaborative book and invite people to add chapters to your book.
A great way to socialise and receive guidance from a writing expert. Simply search for workshops in your area and book to join.
Once you're finished share your book on social media or by email with your friends and family.
If you'd prefer to print your book simply download the print-ready PDF and print it yourself or take it to a printer to create a professional bound book.
Our templates help you stay focused, spark ideas and recall memories, all to get you documenting your life story quickly and easily.
Autobiography / Memoir: start collating the stories of your life Autobiography is usually factual, includes historical world events, and is chronological and formal. Memoir is more anecdotal or based around a central theme; it is less structured and informal.
Travel Experience: adventure, quest, observational, survivorCreate a book on your last holiday or trip, talk about the characters you met, the amazing places you saw, the highs and lows, and even the different food.
Health Journey: inspirational story, legacy book for your familyIdeal for anyone who has over-come an illness or health scare. Talk about your struggles, your fears, and how you have changed or grown throughout the process.
Business/Collaboration: knowledge leader, specialist or collaboration from manyDo you need a book to distinguish yourself from the crowd? Create credibility by offering your book to clients, or for sale.