Phoenix, AZ, October 03, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- In the past, personal biographies have been available for only the very rich or the very famous.
An Arizona company hopes to change that.
The company is called “Your Story Never Ends” and their founder, Troy Hallewell, believes society has been too slow in taking advantage of the opportunities current technology has provided for personal remembrance books.
“In the current world we can print books cheaper than ever, we can communicate cheaper than ever, we can store data cheaper than ever and we can access that data cheaper than ever… why is it with all these aspects of the book creation process being so affordable that writing a personal life history still costs tens of thousands of dollars?” asks Hallewell.
While expensive ghost writers will always been an option for the rich and famous, the plan for Your Story Never Ends is to make it possible for average, everyday American’s to have their own life story printed in a book.
In a 2012 study it was determined over 60% of American’s would like to have their personal life story written down in book format to pass down to family and friends. Yet less than 1% will actually do it.
The majority of people cite task difficulty and task cost as their primary objections.
“The rich have been hiring ghost writers to tell their personal life stories since the invention of the printing press. It’s not uncommon for a highly-respected ghost writer to charge fees of $50,000 and up for a book. But when only the wealthy can afford to have their life stories written down then only the wealthy are the ones that will be remembered,” says Hallewell.
With affordable options becoming available for the writing and printing of personal biographies some are estimating modern society sees a fundamental change in the way it remembers it’s loved ones. Adults of average means will be able to afford to pay for a personal biography for a parent, assisted living facilities can provide each of their residents with their own printed personal biography to read and gift to children and grandchildren. Businesses can present retiring lifetime employees with a personal biography as can churches and social groups.
“We all want to remember our loved ones as well as be remembered ourselves. Our goal is to use technological in unique ways to ensure that these memories of our loved ones can be preserved in their very own personal biography for prices worthy of the digital revolution.”
As to how quickly this ability for everyday personal histories is accepted into society only time will tell. But if just one more person is remembered a bit longer some might see it as change enough.