How does this work?
From start to finish, you will be paired with one of our journalists, who will put together a front-page style piece about your loved one. With a plethora of story sizes and add-on options, there is surely a great package for everyone to choose from!
How long does the process take?
Our goal is to write your story within 7-10 days of when we receive your information. We also offer “deadline delivery” that guarantees your story will be written in 7 days or less.
I just ordered my story. What are the next steps?
Please click the link below based on your story type to see the next steps in the process:
Story with no Newspaper Design
Story with Newspaper Design and no print/frame
Story with Printing/Framing services
I chose the phone interview option. How should I prepare for it?
If you choose the phone interview, all you have to do is click on the Calendly link sent to you via email, provide us with your phone number and pick a time, and we will call you at your chosen time! Each interview is tailored to asking questions specific to your story subject, and it is meant to be stress free!
To prepare for an interview, think about their best qualities, your favorite memories with them, and anything else you think will be important for the story.
What is the FrontPage design add-on?
The prices for the FrontPage Basic ($49.99), FrontPage Plus ($99.99) and FrontPage Deluxe ($149.99) story packages are for the time that goes into a writer’s preparation, interviews, writing and editing. The front-page add-on pays for a designer to turn your story into the front-page product.
Do I have any say over the final product?
YES! You are the final boss and editor of your story. After the story is written, it is shared with you to read and suggest changes. You are welcome to make any changes you please from the wording of the story itself to the quotes you provided. The end goal is to write a story that is as close to perfect as possible. Be thoughtful in your changes, though, as you only get one chance at making your changes to the story.
How will my product be delivered to me?
The end product is a high-resolution JPEG designed at 13x19 inches and 300 dpi (unless you did not order the Newspaper Design add-on, in which case your story will come as a word document with the opportunity to have it published on our website as well). We also offering printing and framing services for your convenience.
How do I print the high-resolution JPEG?
Check for the nearest photo printing service such as Staples, Office Max or FedEx Office. You’re looking for a 13x19-inch print. Specialty printers should also have the capability of printing at that size.
What is your refund policy?
Because of the personal nature of our stories, we do not offer refunds. You will typically hear from us within a 24-48 hour window (unless it's the weekend or holiday), so if you do not hear back by then, please check your spam and feel free to use our contact form on the website to follow up if necessary.
What are the terms and conditions relating to an order?
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SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
Your name is searchable beyond just Google. Plenty more key decision-makers will scan Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels to get a better perspective of who you are. Not only that, but these are the places where our friends, family and colleagues gather most frequently to discuss current events and the latest happenings in their lives. That could include your story.
MyFrontPageStory.com articles come with the immense power of sharing. Our staff will even build a social media presentation around your story and share it multiple times on all relevant channels. That means multiple opportunities for coaches, customers, family and friends to see it and share.
We believe one story can change how people see you forever.
One of the big additional benefits of writing a story through MyFrontPageStory.com is the multi-day, multi-platform social media campaign that comes with it. We will share your story, your best quotes and photos while tagging you and anyone else you might like to see the post. It’s a full-service approach that will spread your name or business on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter at no extra charge.
FILLING A VOID
Today’s media landscape is changing rapidly and shifting focus away from community-driven stories and into areas that have the widest audience. The simple fact is, more and more accomplishments will go undocumented as more resources are dedicated to politics, professional sports and other high-traffic areas that pay the bills.
We at MyFrontPageStory.com believe in the quality of an audience, not just the quantity. We also believe in people-oriented journalism and the community pride that comes from well-written stories about well-meaning people who deserve their share of the spotlight. That mission was behind the launch of MyFrontPageStory.com. It's one of our core values.
FREE PRESS RELEASE
Unlike newspapers and other media outlets, MyFrontPageStory.com is not built on proprietary content. That means after a story is written, we will gladly permit the use of your stories in your hometown newspaper, school website, social media channels or anywhere else. All we ask in return is a credit and link back to MyFrontPageStory.com.