A subscription includes a year’s worth of story prompts for 1 storyteller, unlimited recipients (people with whom the storyteller’s stories are shared), and 1 hardcover book.
You can order additional books at the end of the subscription year. The pricing for additional copies of your book is as follows:
The books are 6ⅹ9 inches, similar to a book you might find in a bookstore. The font is Merriweather, size 10. We currently don’t support font formatting of any kind – no italics, bold, or underline. The books can include photos; by default these are printed in black and white but color printing is available at an additional cost.
You can choose between 5 professionally designed cover styles. You can adjust the colors of each design and customize it with a photo and a title.
You can choose your storyteller’s questions from our library, edit our questions, or even write your own, so you have full flexibility with the topics your storyteller can write about.
If you’d prefer not to choose questions, your storyteller will receive questions randomly from our library by default.
Each question email contains a link to change your question if you’re not inspired by that week’s topic. Just click that link, and you’ll be taken to our question library, where you can choose a new question or write your own.
Each subscription covers 1 storyteller and 1 book, but if you purchase multiple subscriptions for multiple storytellers, you can include all their stories in the same book if you like. (You’d then receive multiple copies of that book for your family to save.)
Each weekly question email contains a link to record your story over the phone. Once you click that link, our system will call the phone number saved in your profile - you can then just pick up the phone and tell your story, and the audio file will be saved to your account.
If you record your stories by phone, they will need to be transcribed if you want them printed in the book. If you know someone willing to do the transcription for you (a family member or friend), simply add them as a recipient of your stories, and they’ll be able to listen to the audio and write the stories on your behalf. We also provide a transcription service for an extra fee. You can find out more information here:
We do offer transcription for an extra fee, and our transcriptions are handled by real humans for highest accuracy. You can find pricing and full information here:
You have as much time to reply to a story prompt as you would like, and can catch up at any time. All questions sent to you will be saved to your account at www.storyworth.com/home. You can even go back and respond to old questions after your year’s subscription has expired.
Just hit “Reply” to the question email, and compose your story in the new email. When you’re done, just send the email, and your story will be posted to your account. Note: Please do not send your story as a PDF file, as our system is unable to read those attachments.
In a word, nope! Please write as much or as little as you’d like. Although the page limit for the books is 480 pages, it’s always better to have longer stories that you can edit rather than shorter ones!
To include a photo, simply include it with your email response, either inline or as an attachment. You can also upload images by logging into your account on our website.
We support standard photo formats such as JPEG and PNG, but please do not submit photos as a PDF file.
We do our best to rotate photos correctly, but it’s safest to submit them already rotated. When printing the books, we automatically resize pictures to fit on the page.
At this time, we do not offer tools to rotate, resize or crop pictures once uploaded, but we are hoping to add such features.
You can edit a story at any time by following these steps
Shipping to Canada, Europe, Australia & New Zealand is included in our $79 package. For other destinations, we may charge standard shipping. If you email your shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org, we can give you an exact quote.
Storytellers can respond in any language. Right now our printing process supports most Western languages, but does not yet handle other alphabets and characters. We are planning to add support for more languages.
While our questions haven’t been translated yet, you’re welcome to edit the questions before they get sent out and translate them yourself.
When your subscription ends, you will receive an email with the option to renew for another year, or to print your book. We do not print the books automatically, and usually give people a few weeks to edit their stories.