Product: The Book of Everyone
Price: Digital: £7.50, Softcover: £19.50, Hardcover: £29.50, Deluxe: £49.50
Age Range: n/a
Manufacturer’s Description: A glorious celebration of any individual from 1-101 years old; beautifully personalised and perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, or just because they’re special and deserve it. It’s fast to make and free to preview.
Each book is filled with amazing personalised facts, wonderful statistics and all told through a nostalgic glance back to the world the person was born into. You can personalise further with your own touches such as photos and comments.
Rating: (5/5 stars)
Review: James turns 31 a few days after Christmas, so when I was offered a copy of The Book of Everyone to review I thought that it was perfect timing. The Book of Everyone is a personalised book which is jammed full of interesting facts and trivia about the subject of the book, accompanied by stunning graphic design.
As soon as I clicked onto the website, I was impressed. The ordering system is attractive and super easy to use, guiding you through the various steps with ease. Visually, it gave me a great indication of what the product was going to be like, and I already knew that as long as the physical product lived up to the expectations raised by the high standard of the website, that it would be a really lovely book.
Thankfully, I was not disappointed. I ordered the hardcover with a light blue cover, and customised a number of the pages inside, changing background layout and text where appropriate. The online viewer for the book creation is really easy to use and I had no problems at all seeing exactly what I was going to be getting, and editing it to suit James better. Customisable pages are marked clearly with an edit symbol, and the possible customisations can be anything from a few words, to adding a photo, to choosing which superhero they are.
The book feels great in the hard and the print quality is superb. It’s a truly entertaining read and James was exclaiming over it and reading snippets aloud almost as soon as I handed it over. There are so many facts about James’s birth year and lifetime, but they don’t feel dry at all; the information is presented in a really entertaining and engaging manner and we were both eager to read on.
My absolute favourite thing about this book is the designs; each page is SO attractive and as a whole it feels like a stunning collection of art to me. I love graphic design and this book contains absolutely great graphic design, with a whole range of style present, and some great photography too.
At the moment with every book you buy in the lead up to Christmas, money goes towards the gifting of a book for an elderly person who may not receive a gift. Helping to bring a smile to an elderly persons face this Christmas (a time which can be lonely for some) because “after all amazing people deserve an amazing gift”.
James has chosen the rating for this one, and it’s 5 stars. The hardcover we were sent costs just under £30 and I think it would make an ideal gift for someone reaching a milestone birthday, or as a Christmas gift for that special person that is annoying hard to buy for! In particular, anyone who likes to learn random facts and information will really enjoy one of these books.
A softcover express version is also available for just under £20, or you can get a digital version in the form of a pdf file, to have on your tablet and so on. The softcover, hardcover and deluxe versions all include the digital version for free, also. Standard mainland UK delivery is included in these prices. I think that for the quality and amazing design you are getting, along with the fact that the result is a unique product, that the price is about right – it’s a premium product for a slightly premium price.
We are really pleased with our “book of James” and will be happily dipping into it’s pages for some time.