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Aug 3, 2021

LifeBook on the BBC, 16th January 2020

BBC recently invited Roy to discuss the growing interest in writing memoirs and autobiographies. He also shared how it all started when he wanted to capture his father Jules’ stories and sent his personal assistant to document everything. After Jules’ book was finalised, he wanted to help others with their memoirs.

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Jan 11, 2021

The Perfect Lockdown Project Made Easy – Free Tablet Provided

Looking for something meaningful to do? Always wanted to write your memoirs? Since March 2020, we have a Covid-19 safe and simple process. To remove any technology challenges our budding authors might have, we are now providing free tablets that are pre-loaded and connected to the internet. It is time to tell your story.

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Dec 30, 2020

Closing 2020 With Forbes Interviewing LifeBook’s Founder

Is it possible to end 2020 better than LifeBook’s founder Roy Moëd being interviewed by Elaine Pofeldt for Forbes? The article “This Entrepreneur Has Built A Fast-Growing Business Helping Elderly People Tell Their Stories” is centered around how Roy’s father Jules inspired him to set up LifeBook in 2012.

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Dec 3, 2020

LifeBook’s founder on BBC Radio Talking About Loneliness

Stephanie Hirst, BBC Radio Leeds, recently invited LifeBook’s founder Roy to talk about how writing a memoir could give lonely and isolated older citizens an interesting project to work on. Roy spoke about how his father Jules got his appetite for life back when he wrote his memoir “Life Is For Sharing”.

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Nov 19, 2020

LifeBook on Business Without Bullsh*t’s Latest Podcast

Roy had a great discussion about how we have pivoted our customer journey since the beginning of the pandemic and his passion for tackling loneliness. Not only does a LifeBook memoir provide a meaningful project during the Covid-19 restrictions but the team also stays in touch with former customers living alone.

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Oct 2, 2020

LifeBook in the Good Company of Poirot and Others on ITV3

As a result of triple-digit growth since our campaign The Gift of a Lifetime started in May, we are now adding ITV3 to the media mix. Since we are all about storytelling, we are thrilled to be in the good company of household characters like Hercules Poirot, Vera, and Inspector Barnaby.

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Sep 11, 2020

LifeBook Participates in the Leaders Council Podcast

Roy was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with legendary Sir Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill explored Roy’s views on leadership and the impact Covid has had on LifeBook’s business.

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Jul 15, 2020

LifeBook Donates Memoir to Coutts Covid-19 Auction

Covid-19 has dramatically changed our lives. The National Emergencies Trust (NET) has launched a Covid-19 appeal in which Coutts is participating and is matching every pound raised. LifeBook is donating a project package worth £7500.

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Jun 29, 2020

The Gift of a Lifetime TV Campaign Expansion

Following the successful start across the Sky Network, we are now expanding our TV campaign to Talking Pictures, Eden, Alibi, and TCM Movies. The creative has been done by Grainger & Wolff, production by ScubaBoy, and planning by SmartResponse.

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Jun 10, 2020

LifeBook’s Transition to Remote Interviews

I love telling people about my job as an editor for LifeBook. People are, without fail, fascinated by the idea and overwhelmingly positive. The phrase I hear more than any other is: “I wish I’d done that for my parents/grandparents. They used to tell me these stories and I never really listened, but now they’re gone I wish I had listened and made a note of them.”

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Jun 4, 2020

Lifebook’s Radio Campaign Launches Today

You can hear our new radio ads on Virgin, talkRADIO, talkSPORT and talkSPORT2. The creative minds behind the spots Grainger&Wolff and the production was done by GuiltFree. A special mention to the fabulous kids in the spots, Florence, Mabel and Randy, who enabled us to record in the producers’ home studios during the lockdown.

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May 14, 2020

LifeBook’s The Gift of a Lifetime TV Ad Launching May 15

LifeBook is back on TV with its new campaign, The Gift of a LifeTime. The first of a series of TV ads for our campaign The Gift of a Lifetime is being launched across thirteen TV channels tomorrow. Channels include Sky News, National Geographic, Discovery History, and CBS Justice.

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Apr 30, 2020

Our New Campaign, The Gift of a Lifetime, Has Commenced

We are very pleased to announce that we have just launched our new campaign: The Gift of a Lifetime. The campaign will be seen across TV, magazines, and print. Based on in-depth interviews with current and potential customers, the campaign is anchored around why it is important to write an autobiography.

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Mar 31, 2020

How We’re Adapting to Challenging Times

It’s more important than ever to have positive projects to focus the mind. The team has adapted to working from home and the company has adopted a new way around dealing with the issue of social distancing: we will temporarily be switching to remote video interviews. This way, we can continue helping you writing your life stories.

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Mar 17, 2020

Our Covid-19 process keeping authors and project members safe

All employees have moved from the headquarters in England and Indiana to work remotely, and they continue to deliver the beautiful memoirs our families deserve. In order to protect both our authors and their interviewers, we are using our video interviewing technology, allowing our projects to continue without interruption.

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Dec 10, 2019

LifeBook Author Richard Maylam Visits The Office

At LifeBook, we’re lucky that our authors often pop into our offices. It might be to see finished memoirs prior to beginning their own, to meet with their project manager, or to collect their finished books. That’s exactly what Richard did, he was keen to return to LifeBook to thank the team personally.

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Dec 13, 2018

Roy on Alan Wick’s New Radio Show, Real Business

LifeBook’s founder Roy Moëd was invited for an interview by Alan Wick for his new radio show, ‘Real Business with Alan Wick’. This new exciting show aired on 25th November on 107 Meridian and is broadcasted at 5 pm on the last Sunday of every month. Alan talks to entrepreneurs from various business sectors.

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Feb 7, 2018

Disrupting Technologies: A Project to Live For

We are very grateful for YPO’s support of LifeBook’s quest to help people supporting their parents better. Roy, our founder.  was interviewed by YPO for their website about what inspired him to start LifeBook. It’s great to see such an amazing organization showing an interest in Roy’s campaign to help people care for their parents.

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Feb 5, 2018

LifeBook Author Derek Abbott Visits The Office

With Christmas and New Year behind us, what better way to start off January than with a visit from one of our very early LifeBook authors? Derek Abbott and his wife, Ruth, visited the office to sign a copy of the new edition of his memoir for us. Derek’s new edition was the first using Mohawk paper and being linen-bound.

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Nov 28, 2017

LifeBook is Currently Experiencing its Busiest Christmas

With Christmas rapidly approaching (only three weeks to go at the time of writing!), we here at LifeBook are currently experiencing our busiest Christmas production schedule yet. Unfortunately, Santa is too busy to help with our deliveries this year, but at least we’re now on first-name terms with our couriers.

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Nov 20, 2017

LifeBook – Tour of McLaren Technology Centre

Our founder Roy took part of a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre as part of an Institute of Directors event aimed at inspiring businesses in Surrey. The day included presentations by Simon Turner of  Driving for Better Business and Rob Melville, McLaren’s Design Director, plus a fantastic tour of the factory.

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Feb 15, 2017

LifeBook’s Founder Talks to Alara Kap from Based Istanbul

Alara Kap talks about how he fell in love with LifeBook during a family gathering where he found himself listening closely to the story of Roy Moëd. He likes how, from the first words to the first heartbreaks, unkept promises to kept secrets, LifeBook reveals as much as one is willing to; without any judgment or prejudice.

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Nov 11, 2016

Forgotten War Stories Brought Alive with the Help of LifeBook

The best history books are packed with first-hand accounts, detailed anecdotes, and unique perspectives that reveal real human life stories from a distinct period in time. As Remembrance Sunday approaches, the memories of those who have lived through times of war are firmly at the forefront of the nation’s minds.

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Oct 13, 2016

The Times Visits LifeBook

Dave Waller from The Times visited LifeBook’s head office in Godalming for an interview with founder Roy Moëd. The interview resulted in David’s article “For everybody’s life story, there’s a ghostwriter”. He was intrigued by the titles of the memoirs in the bookshelf, including Unfinished Journey, I Hate Ships and Oil Companies.

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Jul 22, 2016

LifeBook Joins Reader’s Digest’s Latest Podcast

In Reader’s Digest’s latest podcast, LifeBook is in the good company of best-selling novelist Santa Montefiore, who talks about her new book Daughters of Castle Deverill, singer-songwriter Harriet and debut writer Kit de Waal. Moreover, the editorial team discusses the transition from childhood to adulthood.

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Jul 22, 2016

A LifeBook Record – 608 pages

John Franklin popped in to sign the copy for our memoir library. He sets the record with his very long and interesting memoir. Whilst our normal books are usually around 160 pages long with 60 photographs, at 608 pages and with numerous photographs, letters and documents, The Weaver and His Crinoline Lady is our biggest LifeBook memoir yet!

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Jul 6, 2016

BBC: Recording Your Life Story in a Book Just Got Easier

We were very honored to be featured in BBC’s article “Memoirs are no longer just for the rich and famous” telling the stories of memoir gifters Ali Levin and memoir author Ichko Gombodorj. The article also covers the inspiration behind the company and how the LifeBook expert team delivers the service.

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Mar 4, 2016

Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition Winner

Congratulations to Bob Pryor, winner of the Telegraph Subscriber’s Corner Competition. Bob won the opportunity to have his autobiography produced by LifeBook. He was presented with his prize by LifeBook’s founder Roy at Cambridge Meridian Golf Club with his close friends and family.

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Oct 9, 2014

Family History Experts Findmypast Partners with LifeBook

Findmypast and LifeBook Partnership just announced their partnership. A match made in heaven. LifeBook helps you create your own personal history, to pass down to future generations, and with their searchable online archive of over 1.8 billion family history records, Findmypast has all the records needed to fill in the details.

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Jan 28, 2014

What’s Your Legacy? Tell Your Amazing Story with LifeBook

When I began this review, all I had was a white box that said: “You´re Amazing”. It took me a little longer than usual to figure out what this was all about. It was only when I saw the end result, that I was able to fully appreciated how meaningful and personal this luxurious gift, a memoir, is for anyone.

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Nov 21, 2013

The Last Months with My Dad Inspired My Business Idea

Roy Moëd’s, Founder of LifeBook, story caught the attention of The Daily Mail. Roy talks about how an exercise to put purpose back into his dad’s life and give him a reason to look forward to tomorrow led to the idea of LifeBook. The interviews for his memoir quickly became the highlight of his father’s week.

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Nov 11, 2013

LifeBook in the News Raising War Story Awareness!

LifeBook has taken to the airwaves to help highlight the importance of capturing the war stories for future generations. Important historical events and anecdotes of major significance. We have been featured in The IrishExaminer, The Guardian, The Independent, The Herald Scotland and on Sky News and ITV This Morning.

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Nov 10, 2013

67% Regret Not Writing Down War Stories

As we approach Remembrance Day, it is a time to remember our countrymen but it has been revealed that despite 64% of Brits being told war stories by family members, only 8% of us have recorded them for future generations – important historical events and anecdotes that will soon be lost forever. Act before it is too late.

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Oct 2, 2013

Turning Precious Memories Into Manuscripts

Getting our most treasured memories down on paper is something many of us think about but often we don’t know how to do it. Writing an autobiography seems to sit with celebrities who have a star-studded story to tell but we all know we’d prefer to leave more than our photos and trinkets behind for our families to remember us by.

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Aug 28, 2013

Everybody Has a Story to Tell – Roy Moëd of LifeBook

Entrepreneur Roy Moëd set up LifeBook, a bespoke autobiography service, in 2010 with the mission of helping older people enjoy their lives and ‘age successfully’. He was inspired by his elderly father, Jules, who was blind, in a care home and felt he had nothing left to live for. Roy was very affected by the benefits of the experience.

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