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Press Release – Heritage Makers in the News

April 8, 2009

Provo, Utah – April 8, 2009 – Heritage Makers, the leader in personal publishing, is pleased to announce its feature in Direct Selling News Magazine, a publication designed to help direct selling and network marketing executives manage and enhance their businesses.

Heritage Makers started in 2005 with Doug Cloward, President of Heritage Makers, and Sharon Murdoch, Heritage Makers Co-founder and board member. Their goal was to promote life’s stories through helping others discover, preserve, and celebrate their family legacies. And when they started Heritage Makers, they found that many people were looking for ways to celebrate the people in their lives and build family heritage.

With a sales force of approximately 6,000, Heritage Makers’ fast-growing business focuses on strengthening home and family through the heritage enriching power of story. Each storybook, created with personal photos and memories, becomes a treasure that is shared as a bedtime story, presented at family reunions, and displayed throughout the home. Sharon Murdoch says, “I just watch the magic of what story can do for family-it unites them, it gives them pride, it gives them a name, it gives them purpose.”

Direct Selling News tells how heritage building started from log/scrapbook-like kits that clients put together and sent in to be typeset and bound, and moved to the online digital design of today where clients can upload their photos and apply styles and effects to their own specifications. Now, Heritage Makers has 30,000 pieces of art for clients to choose from and a Template Gallery consisting of simple and beautiful designs that clients can use to create quick projects.

Using a workshop format, consultants teach others how to preserve their heritage through storybooking. Doug Cloward explains, “Our consultants are teachers. They hold what we call workshops, and they share with people how they use the technology to create a number of print projects that are focused on celebrating the events and heroes of their lives.” The 130 percent sales growth in January of 2008 is evidence of the hard work and dedication of all Heritage Makers consultants.

Termed as the “next generation of family historians” by Doug Cloward, Heritage Makers continues to promote family unity, heritage, and legacy through the unique concept of storybooking. Heritage Makers executives and consultants are confident that their products will continue to enrich lives everywhere, and are dedicated to sharing the excitement of storybooking with everyone they talk to.  Says Chris Lee, CEO of Heritage Makers, “We love our products and we are blessed to have found so many sales consultants who feel the same way.”

To create one of Heritage Makers storybooks and other products, go to to create a free online account. Heritage Makers’ publishing platform runs on a Mac or PC. Heritage Makers enables anyone to preserve family stories, strengthen relationships, and build self-esteem with unique, creative, and personalized heritage-building products.

About the Company

Heritage Makers is a company and a community that believes in the power of strengthening family relationships through storybooks. Heritage Makers publishing platform is easy-to-use and simple enough to help anyone make a book-families, photographers, creative professionals, artists, writers, or anyone else with a story to tell. With Heritage Makers unique online publishing process, these stories can be preserved forever in custom hardbound books and related projects. In addition, Heritage Makers offers a unique income-building opportunity for its consultant sales force and anyone interested in binding families together.