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Three reasons not to buy an autodotbiography for Christmas

Reason One. No-one would be interested.

The problem with this claim is that evidence collected by autodotbiography completely contradicts this. In fact, nearly every family has ordered extra copies because they all want to have their own copy. This short video also illustrates how precious a life story is to a grandchlld (3.46 secs) of Kay Crosse and her granddaughter.

Reason Two. It would cost thousands of pounds to create a beautifully written and lavishly illustrated hardback book of a life story.

That can be true but there is another way that doesn’t have to cost the earth. There are ghost writers and specialist companies that do cost thousands of pounds but hundreds of people have used autodotbiography to create a beautiful book of their life story and it costs just £250 for a book with no restriction on the number of pages and space for hundreds of photographs and documents.

For instance, Sir David Haslam, one of the UK’s most eminent doctors says, “My daughter simply said, “I don’t know much about your childhood. Write it down”, with the subtext obviously being….’before its too late.’I looked at numerous ways of approaching this, as I was keen on including the few photos of my childhood, and finally came across The process and the finished product seemed to tick all my boxes, and so I gave it a try.

“Last week I gave my daughter the beautifully printed illustrated hardback book that resulted, apologising that I had got carried away by including the rest of my life – not just my childhood. She was blown away by it. The book looks superb, professional and truly personal. I have now produced copies for my son, and also for my grandchildren – too young to appreciate them yet, but ready for whenever seems appropriate. Indeed, I’ve kept a copy for myself for when my own memories sadly start to fade.

“I would give anything to have had a book like this from my parents or grandparents. Indeed, the more I researched, the more I realised that I didn’t know about them. Can we be really sure that current digital media will remain easily accessible in generations to come? A printed book seems by far the best way of leaving a legacy of a life – and was the perfect way of taking this project on. I couldn’t be more delighted.”

Sir David Haslam, CBE

October 2021,


And this from Liz

Hi Bryher,

I just want to let you know that the 3 books I ordered arrived on Saturday.  I am absolutely delighted to have them, and I am so glad that my brothers and I had decided to get this for my dad.  It is a wonderful thing for our family to have.  The book is absolutely priceless and I know I will always treasure my copy.  Thank you so much for making this happen for us!


Liz (Robertson)

Reason Three. It’s too daunting. You have no idea how to tackle such a project. You don’t know where to start, or what to include.

But we will help you and hold your hand through the whole process, so that it will be fun and anything but daunting.

autodotbiography is a virtual ghost writer and a virtual book designer and whether you are a confident, or less than confident writer, you will be able to create a beautiful hardback book.  Just answer the simple questions and upload the photographs and documents that illustrate your life and autodotbiography will turn your words and pictures into a stunning hardback book.

If you don’t believe this why not have a free trial – no credit or debit card required.  This is the link to the ten-minute test.

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