How does the membership work?
Membership with DIYBook provides you with access to DIYBook. Your membership will be automatically renewed on the one-year anniversary of when you signed up and will reflect the renewal membership fee.
What kinds of memberships do you offer?
When you sign up for DIYBook you receive a one-year membership that provides you with access to DIYBook. Currently, DIYBook offers two types of memberships:
Life story memberships (best for people who want to write about their lives or about the life of a family member).
Business book memberships (best for people looking to promote their businesses or demonstrate their expertise in their field).
How do I cancel my membership?
You can cancel your membership at any time through your Author Account. When you cancel, you will not be charged for any renewals of your membership. There are no refunds for memberships that have already been purchased.
What if I cancel, and then decide to come back and finish my book or add to it—will everything I wrote be lost?
DIYBook will keep the information in your account for one year after you cancel your membership in case you wish to sign up again. If the account remains cancelled for more than one year, DIYBook will delete your account. If you cancel before your existing membership expires, you will still have access to your account until the already purchased membership period expires.
I want to write more than one book. Can I do that?
Yes! You can write as many books of the same kind as you want in your Author Account.
I want to write a life story and a business book. Can the personal and commercial accounts be combined?
Yes. Simply purchase both services.
Tell me about printing my book
I finished writing my book! How do I print it?
Easy! When your story is complete, here’s what you do:
1. Log into your Author Account and select Print My Book! There, you will be asked to confirm that you are ready to print your book.
2. Select the number of books you would like to print.
3. Select whether you would like to print your book in black and white or in color, and whether you want a hard cover or paperback.
4. Pay for your book(s).
5. Hit “Print!” and you’re done! DIYBook will then print your book and mail it to you. Please note that you cannot cancel or make any further changes or edits to the book once you submit your order.
Are there any minimum or maximum page limits?
Yes, the machines used to print our books have minimum and maximum page counts:
If your book has fewer than 40 pages, DIYBook will automatically increase your minimum page count to 40, which will result in blank pages at the end of your book.
Can I have a hardcover or paperback copy of my book?
What if I change my mind after I submit my manuscript for printing—can I make edits or cancel my order?
Unfortunately, no. Once you submit your order, you cannot edit the book or cancel the order. However, you can still make edits to your manuscript in your Author Account and then create a new book printing order. For that reason, we strongly recommend carefully reviewing your manuscript before sending it for printing. We also recommend printing a single copy of your book so that you can see how your book will look and feel before purchasing additional copies.
Do I own the copyright for my book?
DIYBook does not retain any copyright in your story. However, for marketing purposes, DIYBook may show the cover of your book.
How many books can I buy?
As many as you want. You simply pay for each book you purchase, plus shipping and handling.
Is the cost of printing included in my sign-up fee?
No. We keep our costs low by ensuring that you only pay for the books that you want.
There is a watermark on my manuscript. Will that watermark appear in my printed book?
No, the watermark will be removed.
How much does it cost to purchase my book?
Below is the breakdown of the cost of printing one book:
Paperback black and white: $19.99
Hardcover black and white: $34.99
Paperback color: $39.99
Hardcover color: $74.99
Your total cost will be based on the number of copies you want printed.
Shipping is free for all orders over $100.
Where did DIYBook come from?
How did DIYBook get started?
Many people never write their stories because of the high cost of hiring a professional ghostwriter, so we created DIYBook as an affordable and easy-to-use solution to help Authors write their stories.
I want a professional to help me
How will a professional ghostwriter help me?
Our professional ghostwriters can help you in many ways, such as coaching, reviewing a draft and providing suggestions. Some Authors ask our professionals to edit a chapter, others ask for editing an entire book or to assist with drafting. Our ghostwriters can help you in a way that makes sense for your project.
How long do I have to use my time with the ghostwriter or graphic designer?
You have until the end of the membership period in which you purchase the time. That means, if you purchase a one-year membership and you are near the end of your year, we recommend you wait until your membership renews before purchasing ghost writing or graphic design services.
We also recommend that you don’t spread your use of the time out too much—we have found that clients benefit most from this service when they are focused on their project in a specific time period.
Tell me about your webinars (coming soon)
What kind of webinars do you offer?
Our webinars are currently in progress and will cover a range of topics including storyline development, narrative structure, finding your voice, and others. Stay tuned!