‘Button Jar Stories’ Question & Answers!
Do I write my stories HERE? Are they Private?
YES and YES
All the Questions of the theme you have chosen (Life, Love or Family), will appear on your computer screen.
We have made it so EASY.
You choose the Question you would like to begin with.
A screen will open up, much like a blank page with the Question at the top.
You SIMPLY start to type your memories right THERE into your COMPUTER Screen.
You press the SAVE button when you are finished. Just log back in and continue at your leisure.
We ensure all your stories are VERY PRIVATE. Only you will have your unique log in details.
What is included in the $299.99 ?
$299.99 is all you pay.
Your 25 theme specific questions.
Unlimited access to your personal page..
Access to our BLOG page for lots of storytelling tips and techniques..
Notifications of BJS Club days to meet, share experiences, enjoy journaling together.
$299.99 ALSO includes …
Your stories personally formatted by the BJS Team
The consistent styling of font throughout.
Consistent alignment of your text throughout.
Stylish Heading for each chapter
Formatting each page to fit correctly onto an A4 printed page
Ensuring page breaks and margins are consistent
The entire finished product is visually appealing
Professional Printing within Australia onto acid free quality stock
Each Book limited to a maximum 100 – A4 single sided printed pages.
Your stories secured into an A4 Leather and Brass Bound Book
Your BJS Book is plastic wrapped prior to postage.
Posted within Australia regular post to the address provided upon purchase.
THIS IS ALL INCLUDED IN THE ONE PRICE OF $299.99
What if I am not a very good Speller?
BE PROUD AS YOUR STORIES WILL BE PERFECT!
The absolute important element of creating ‘Button Jar Stories’ was to find a way to make it possible for ANYONE to tell their stories. These are your stories told in your words in your own way. Spell your words how you feel you can best tell your story. There is no judgement here and it is all private.
We can edit your stories if you wish. There are editing options available under the themes.
Can I SAVE MONEY by buying more than one theme?
YES. WE ALL LOVE DISCOUNTS AND WE OFFER GENEROUS ONES.
Each theme – LIFE, LOVE, FAMILY is an individual product or Book, printed and bound separately.
We offer a 10% OFF discount if you buy 2 different themes at the ORIGINAL time of purchase.
We offer THE BEST discount – 15% OFF if you buy all 3 themes at the ORIGINAL time of purchase.
This applies also to all the editing options. GREAT VALUE.
The discount is automatically applied at CHECK OUT.
The person or persons do not have to be the same person being written about in each story.
Who each of the stories is about, is entirely up to you. They do not have to be related.
Is my payment secure on the 'Button Jar Stories' website?
ABSOLUTELY. WE TAKE YOUR SECURITY VERY SERIOUSLY.
When you have completed your order details, you will be taken to a PAYPAL payment screen.
If you already have a PAYPAL account you just log in to your account.
If you don’t have a Paypal account, you simple click on the buttons that say –
Pay with Credit Card or Debit Card
Your credit card payment is then processed through the security of Paypal.
PAYPAL is one of the most secure online payment options in the world.
Can I see the 'Button Jar Stories' Questions prior to purchase?
THE QUESTIONS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.
The Questions are one of the most important aspect of ‘Button Jar Stories’.
A great amount of time, research and preparation has gone into these question to provide a quality experience for each and every person purchasing a theme. The Questions will not always be the same and will change from time to time. In fairness and to protect the authenticity of ‘Button Jar Stories’ the questions can only be accessed once you have purchased your chosen theme.
But we have given you a bit of a sneak peek of a couple of juicy ones on the home page!
How can I trust my stories will be safe and my privacy protected?
TRUST – IT HAS TO WORK BOTH WAYS!
In establishing ‘Button Jar Stories’ I wanted to ensure two things….
1. I only brought people in on this project, I had known and trusted for many years.
2. Every aspect of reproducing ‘Button Jar Stories’ was kept local or within Australia.
I will personally ensure every aspect of getting your stories from heart to screen to print is done with the utmost respect and accountability, privacy and confidentiality.
I can be contacted via email at any time should you have any concerns.
How do I get started?
THIS IS THE EXCITING PART!
By reading the ‘Button Jar Stories’ website, it fully explains the concept and importance of preserving the stories that are most important in YOUR life.
There are 3 themes (stories) to choose from: – LIFE or LOVE or FAMILY.
Each theme is a separate product.
Each product (LIFE or LOVE or FAMILY) is costed separately.
There is a generous discount automatically applied at checkout if you purchase 2 or 3 themes at the same time.
Each theme (LIFE or LOVE or FAMILY) comes with its own unique 25 questions specifically related to that theme.
Once you have chosen your product (LIFE or LOVE or FAMILY), you then follow the prompts through to the shopping cart.
Will you change the wording of my stories in any way?
For the original product price at $189.99 your stories are FORMATTED ONLY so they are visually appealing. This is done before they are sent off to be professionally printed onto quality stock and bound into your ‘Button Jar Stories’ Leather bound book.
No editing is done in regards to the actual wording unless you choose to purchase one of the editing options.
Can I get my stories EDITED?
YES. THIS IS WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!
There are two editing packages available…BASIC and PREMIUM.
Details and pricing are on website…
BASIC editing package: – correct spelling, grammar and punctuation.
PREMIUM editing package: – entails considerable time methodically going through your stories and addressing all aspects of spelling, grammar and punctuation and then enhancing your story lines to inject emotion, build upon character details and create a more polished professional keepsake for yourself and or your family.
The PREMIUM Editing Package will also include a phone call to you (who else does that?), to ask some questions about your stories so as to gain a few more details to better complete your storylines. The editing is kept within the BJS team utilising professionals who have extensive experience at editing texted material. Your privacy and confidentially is protected at all times.
What file-format should I submit my completed stories?
YOU JUST HIT THE SEND BUTTON. WE’LL DO THE REST!
The ‘Button Jar Stories’ website is designed to automatically submit your completed stories in the correct file-format to allow formatting and editing. You just type your words into the screen and press the ‘send’ button when they are completed and ready to go to print.
How are my printed stories returned to me?
WE USE ONLY THE MOST TRUSTED SERVICE CARRIERS
All ‘Button Jar Stories’ are posted back to the purchaser anywhere within Australia via regular post with Australia Post. You will be sent an email to notify you that your stories are on the way.
How long before I receive my stories in the mail?
ASAP. AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THEM WE WILL START WORKING ON THEM.
The timing is all based on the number of pages in your completed stories and the product you choose.
These estimates are calculated on 100 pages of printed A4 material. The editing aspect is very important so we place priority on getting this right. Often you may find you will have your ‘Button Jar Stories’ back to you well within these time frames.
For the $189.99 ‘Button Jar Stories’ product, allow 4 weeks from when the BJS Team receive your completed stories.
For the BASIC EDIT ‘Button Jar Stories’ product, allow 6 weeks from when the BJS Team receive your completed stories.
For the PREMIUM EDIT ‘Button Jar Stories’ product, allow 8 weeks from when the BJS Team receive your completed stories.
Can I come pick up my printed stories?
But you can email the BJS team at any time to enquire on approximate delivery times or any concerns you may have and they will get back to you within 24 hours.
Can you ship internationally?
YES WE CAN.
All the costings on this site are in Australian Dollars and are based on producing your stories and delivering them within Australia.
The BJS Team would be more than happy to arrange to have your completed stories delivered outside Australia but we would need to obtain an exact address and then a quotation on postage options and advise you of that cost. Payment of the additional postage would need to be secured prior to the delivery.
Posting outside Australia will affect delivery time and could extend that time quoted on this site.
What if my ‘Button Jar Stories’ purchase is damaged in transit.
WE TAKE EXTRA CARE TO PROTECT YOUR PURCHASE.
The BJS Team ensure that all items are packaged securely and wrapped in plastic to protect from weather. If for any reason your purchased item arrives damaged, please email us immediately and return within 10 days. We will arrange for a complete reprint, binding and postage of your finished product at no charge.
Can I purchase additional copies after print?
YES YOU CAN.
You can order additional copies of your ‘completed’ stories at any time and there is no minimal number. Many people, after completing and receiving their stories, decide they want copies to give as gifts to other members of the family.
The cost to reproduce a maximum 100 page ‘Button Jar Stories’ Leather and Brass Bound Book without any changes is $165 including postage and handling within Australia. This is the same price whether or not the original stories were edited or not. We will reproduce the exact copy of the original and post to you at any address in Australia. If postage is outside Australia this would be extra.
Contact the “Button Jar Stories’ Team via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further and arrange payment options.