TIM GREEN, AUTHOR
To put it simply, Marlayna is the best.
She takes your thoughts, feelings, and words and brings them to life.
She is magically talented.
Working with her challenged me and lifted me to places I didn’t think I could reach.
She will forever hold a place in my heart.
GERRY TUCCI, AUTHOR
I have always fancied myself a quite competent writer in my professional career with high standards when it comes to the written language, and in my organization I always stress good skillful communication both verbal and written.
We accomplished what I hoped to achieve, and I could not be more satisfied with our result.
JOHN DUNN, AUTHOR
Marlayna was an awesome editor and was extremely helpful.
Definitely recommend her to others!
I started working with Marlayna in 2017. From the moment we had our first Skype meeting I knew she was going to be able to deliver exactly what I needed.
Her communication was consistent and excellent!
Her work was delivered on time and of a quality that is exceptional, she really went the extra mile for my project and treated it like it was one of her own publications!
I loved every minute of working with Marlayna and would highly recommend her work to anyone looking to use her services.
Marlayna has been extremely helpful! She pays attention to all details and is super efficient in delivering work and sticking to deadlines.
She is passionate about the project and did everything she could to deliver the best result. I couldn't have asked for a better editor.
Would definitely work with her again and highly recommend her to anyone.
JOHN ZEHREN, AUTHOR
Marlayna was amazing to work with and I will absolutely hire her again in the future. I hired Marlayna as a writer/editor for my Amazon ebook. She is a gifted writer and nailed the tone I was looking for.
Additionally, she conducted research needed to support certain scientific assertions in the book.
Marlayna is so easy to work with, does not fluster easily and remains professional at all times. She goes above and beyond what is asked of her. Marlayna remained 100% enthusiastic throughout this entire process which was greatly appreciated. I can't say enough about how great of an experience it was to work with her.
LOU CHANG, AUTHOR
JACKIE CARROLL, CEO
Marlayna was an absolute joy to work with! She became personally invested in the story of my father from the very beginning, and won over the family's trust very quickly. Not an easy feat with any family! We could not have had a better fit. Thank you so much for making this project possible and bringing joy to our family and to many generations ahead.
BIRTHRIGHT BOOKS JOURNALIST
[$20,000 - $30,000]
A 50,000 word memoir written in your voice and your words by a Birthright author through a series of interviews with you.
Fully edited final draft
A professionally designed cover
We publish for you
BIRTHRIGHT BOOKS BIOGRAPHER (Mid-level):
[$30,000 - $40,000]
JOURNALIST package, plus:
Branding documents that you can use to pitch yourself or your book.
Marketing documents you can use to market your book
BIRTHRIGHT BOOKS COMPOSER
BIOGRAPHER package, plus:
Work with Marlayna
We travel to you
TED talk style script based on your book or life story
A personal brand strategy with action steps
A personal marketing strategy explaining how to get your book and story out into the world.
BIRTHRIGHT BOOKS PROJECT SOFTWARE
For a monthly fee of $47, you have access to our project management software. Use our software on our site to write your memoir.
You will have access to a structured program with customizable design prompts to design your memoir.
What does Birthright Books do?
Founded in 2017 by an award-winning writer, Birthright Books helps you write and publish personal stories. We also consider publishing written memoirs on a case-by-case basis. Through a simple process of weekly one hour interviews (can be via Zoom or written), our writers turn your wisdom into your legacy and heirloom for friends, family, and business colleagues.
Which types of books do you write?
Birthright Books is devoted specifically to the memoir, legacy, and heirloom genres. We welcome your personal story including the following sub-genres:
Public, celebrity, athletic, political figure
Personal or portrait
Trial or triumph
Escape from religious extremism
What's the difference between Birthright Books and other "hybrid" publishers?
We're so glad you asked. We don’t want to waste anyone’s time or money—yours or ours. We work only with authors who wish to tell their personal and/or business story. Our process works because we are passionate about ensuring that our authors clearly understand how books are written and published. We brag a 100% satisfaction rate!
Also, we only work in the memoir genre (see list directly above). Another difference is that we will publish your book for you, and for those who sell to the public, we will teach you how to actively market your book. Third, we do not guarantee best-sellers—but we do guarantee best-tellers!
Why is it so important that I work directly with my writer and not an interviewer?
Writers know what to ask because they are the ones recording your story. Relying upon their years of experience crafting books, they are your front line to ensure they learn everything they can from you about your life. Hourly paid interviewers are not writers and do not know to ask the right questions.
What are legacy and heirloom books?
Your story is uniquely yours. We invite you to control your narrative by telling your stories your way so that your family, friends, and heirs "inherit" all of your valuable tales, memories, and lessons in a type of book that's called a legacy or heirloom piece.
What type of publisher is Birthright Books?
Birthright Books is a hybrid publisher, which means that you, the author, pay for services. Hybrid publishers are for authors seeking to maintain control over their work, rights, finances, and royalties. With Birthright Books, you completely own your book. With traditional publishing houses that operate with a royalty-based book model, they own your book.
What’s the difference between Birthright Books programs and Birthright Books Software?
The difference is who will write the content of the book.
For the software option, you will have access to our coaching and project management software that will guide you through the full book writing process, and you will do the writing and typing at your leisure.
For the Journalist, Biographer, and Composer options, you will spend about one or two hours a week on a video call with your writer talking about your history. We do all the typing and writing, but the words, ideas, and voice are entirely yours.
What's the difference between a memoir and an autobiography?
A memoir is a skilled form of story-telling based on fact:
Is about an aspect, theme, event, or choice
Can start or end anywhere
Is personal, not entirely factual
Can be written by anyone
An autobiography is factual:
Details an entire life
Starts at the beginning and progresses chronologically to the end
Historical, factual and date-specific
Usually about famous people.
Can you promise me a best-seller?
Don’t be fooled by any publisher who promises to write a “best-seller” for you—it’s a racket. Here’s a link to Scribe’s Tucker Max who does the best job ever of explaining the best-seller list fallacy.
Whom will I be working with on my book?
Our founder will lead your publishing team and is in charge of ensuring you get an exceptional book. However, interviewing and writing will be done by your professional writer and editor (unless you work directly with our founder on the Composer option). You will conceptualize your book cover with the help of our cover designer, and you have full creative control over your book.
Who is the author of my book if you write it?
You are the author of your book, and it is written entirely in your voice from interviews with you. You provide all content in your book. Once the interviews with your writer are complete, we will write your story into a book with your name on the cover that you can hold in your hand and pass along to friends and family.
How long does the book writing process take from start to finish?
We can go just as fast as you please. If you meet with your writer one to two times a week, we can promise to deliver a written, edited, and published book within 6 months. But you can go slower if you need to—it's up to you.
Will I get an advance or royalties?
No, you will not get an advance but you own will 100% of the royalties for your book.
How do I get copies of my book?
Once we set up your publication pages, you get to buy copies at the print cost directly for print on demand paperbacks from Kindle Direct Publishing and/or Ingram Spark.