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Custom Books

An Akin book is like no other—because it is curated for your family and its unique history.

Commemorating Ancestry Through Curated Design

We make the process simple.
Whether researching your ancestry for you, or implementing the research and images you may already have, we will deliver a custom book that truly honors your family and their stories.
From short stories, to genealogical summaries, memoirs, and lineage books — we will provide the best design solution for you — one that suits your style and your budget.
Once we establish the content you’d like to include in your book, as well as the preferences such as the size, finishes, and style — we’ll provide you with your quote. 
Schedule a consultation and receive a quote!

Formats & Styles

Standard Sizes: 5 x 7, 6 x 9, 8 x 10, 8.5 x 11, 11 x 14 (landscape or portrait format)

Cover Options: Softbound: semi-gloss or matte finish, or hardbound: semi-gloss or matte finish, or linen

Page Count: The minimum number of pages required to print a custom book, with the exception of an accordion-style book, is 32 pages

Hardbound Binding Styles

Book Costs & Services

Ranging from $500 — $10,000 and above, costs include: 
• Design Services
• Genealogy Research Services*
• Print Management
• Printing Costs
*If required

Additional copies of your book may be ordered with your initial order, or you may order them at a later date—costs for additional copies will be determined by the number of pages, size, and printing method. All books include a table of contents, page numbers, Akin logo and web address, and copyright symbol.

Discovery & Design Process for Books

Timeline: 6-12 weeks

Step 1

Consultation

Akin will schedule an initial consultation with you to gather more information about you and your family, and any stories you may have to share. This will help determine what design requirements are needed for your custom book.

Step 2

Discovery Presentation

We will compile and present the information gathered through conversations with you, as well as any new research discoveries, in order to establish what content you would like to include in your custom book.

Step 3

Design Presentation

Using the established content, sourced photos, records, and memorabilia, Akin will present a design that is representative of your family's unique history.

Step 4

Proofing, Printing & Delivery

The presented design will be reviewed by both parties for accuracy and to accommodate personal preferences — and the required changes will be implemented for your approval.
The approved design will be sent for printing — and upon completion, your book is delivered to your door!